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Love, Like Breath, Is Tension

πνεῦμα, ατος, τό(pnyoo’-mah) pneúma – properly, spirit (Spirit), wind, or breath. The most frequent meaning (translation) of 4(pneúma) in the NT is “spirit” (“Spirit”). Only the context however determines which sense(s) is meant. I’ve been circling this singular point of gravity in my prayers and meditations for the last 12 months: Breath. It keeps coming up as the most central metaphor, … Continue reading Love, Like Breath, Is Tension

Enough

Does peace come when we have what we long for or do the things we long for come when we find peace? I ask myself, “what is it that drives my needs? Why am I so preoccupied with the things I do not have, or the things other people embody?” How can I get free … Continue reading Enough

Fear of God

The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. Proverbs 9:10 (NIV)   Go outside and gaze upon the most magnificent thing your eyes can find; the thunder heads of a mighty storm, the towering heights of a city skyline, the granite peak of a mammoth … Continue reading Fear of God

Communion

Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. Revelation 3:20   Life itself knocks on our door, beckoning us to pause and let it in for a moment of union, and communion. The following … Continue reading Communion

Heaven on Earth

As above, so below  – Matthew 6:9 (The Message Translation) Even though Christian preaching often revolves around the topic of afterlife, Jesus did not teach his followers to only concern themselves with their eternal destination. In fact, when Jesus taught his followers how to pray the first item of concern was not that souls should make it into heaven, rather, … Continue reading Heaven on Earth