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Anxiety is a Superfluous Requirement…

August 7, 2011

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Taken from Luke 12 22 And he said unto his disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on. 23 The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment. 24 Consider the ravens: for they […]

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In Spite of Ourselves…

January 30, 2011

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Diary:  Goats have odd eyes.  Piercing, indifferent, detached.  The horns only add to their cynical demeanor.  So this one goat is staring at me.  I stopped the car because he wouldn’t move.  Yellow lines and my car’s grill are at one time reflected by its steely glare.  He’s sizing me up and playing it cool.  But, something was […]

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Bonhoeffer: A Life Lived to the Glory of God

June 23, 2010

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Selected Quotes: Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a unique individual, called to a unique ministry, during and extraordinary time. Enemies – a word used often throughout Bonhoeffer’s writings.  I sense that his thoughts linger and recede to the impending conflict and national turmoil of Nazi Germany.  I believe he fervently sought after God’s mind. “Our enemies are […]

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Letter V

June 19, 2010

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By John Newton [Another Letter (#5), taken from “The Works of the Reverand John Newton;” I’m posting this to encourage you and to submit to you a thought about the promises of God.  It is my hope that Newton can reinforce the immutability and sureness of such promises. – DB] I promised you another letter; and now […]

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If Samuel Rutherford Could Blog….Redux

June 18, 2010

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[This is a re-posted blog entry from November.  I place this here to bring it back out into the light.- DB]  My belief is that if Samuel Rutherford could blog,….he wouldn’t.  Blog?  He’d probably think you were talking about the food in Aberdeen prison.  Gruel, gob, blob?  Of course, having read his work, I’m doubtful […]

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The Graciousness to Disappoint Our Plans

June 16, 2010

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By John Newton (Taken from “The Works of the Reverand John Newton;” Letter 1) August 17 1776.  It is indeed natural to us to wish and to plan and it is merciful in the Lord to disappoint our plans and to cross our wishes.  For we cannot be safe, much less happy, but in proportion […]

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The Sufficiency of Christ as Seen in Hudson Taylor

June 15, 2010

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[For this post let’s take a very brief glimpse into the life of J. Hudson Taylor.  These two references, taken from the book “Hudson Taylor’s Spiritual Secret,” one biographical and one testimonial, I think really share the truest sense of submitting, relying and clinging to Christ. – DB] James Hudson Taylor (1832 – 1905), born in […]

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Little Grace; Truth of Grace

June 9, 2010

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A Letter By Anne Dutton [Anne Dutton stands unique among ecclesiastical writers from the early nineteenth century.  From what I’ve read so far, her writings are fabulously passionate, sensitive, yet doctrinally rigid.  Samuel Rutherford will come to mind as you read her letters because they, like his, drip with the love of Christ and encouragement for […]

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Short Circuits, T.V. Antennas & Internet Whutever10010101

June 8, 2010

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I dropped my blackberry in the toilet:(  Why, you may ask, where you fooling with your blackberry near a porcelain vase?  -Sigh-  I don’t know.  Well, the electric went out, I was trying to light a candle in every room, I tripped over the dog in the hallway, my hand reached for the bathroom doorknob, […]

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Freedom From Sin

June 7, 2010

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By Samuel Bolton [This passage from his book “The True Bounds of Christian Freedom” caught my attention as an excellent explanation of an apparent double meaning.  The Bible teaches that when we are in Christ, sin no longer has dominion over us.  That seems in direct conflict with what we know to be true; namely, that […]

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