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In Memorial

In Memorial

  Tender. Delicate. Fragile.   Life.   Abused, misused, or confused.   Life.   Sown. Grown. Not our own.   Life.   Two choices. Only two. A steady gaze inside with all that it can bring. Or adoration upward, obeisance to the king.   Heartbeat. Stop. None.   Life. No longer. Done.   Brevity. Spark. Breath.   Silence. Coldness. Death.   All of us are headed, without question, to the grave. None among us has the power of life to save.   Mercy. His Life. He gave it.   Lose. Your life. To save it.   The decision is yours. He gave. You can have true life. Only believe.   Jesus, you are my Life.   Craig Thompson I wrote this poem July 26, 1991 between 8:15-25 pm upon hearing that my good friend Lorna Dee Lavender had … Read entire article »

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Rules, Rulers and Rights

Romans 12 Grace and mercy are not an end to rules for conduct or an evidence that we are living perfect lives. Grace and mercy are reasons for us to obey God and the means by which God changes our hearts (the goodness of God leads you to repentance). The will of God is related to our sanctification, is related to finding our place in the body, and is something that we can know more of as we are changed in our minds. “Be not overcome of evil” ties into ch 13 — “rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft.” Romans 13 Paul deals here with our relationship to the outside world. Paul wrote this while living under Roman leadership and government. He knew that there are wicked rulers. Paul did … Read entire article »

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