perfect love

my bright hope for you & me today

my bright hope for you & me today

So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. 1 John 4:16

It’s one thing to hear something. It’s another to know something. But it’s a different thing all together to believe it!

My hope for us, grace friend, is just like John’s —

that you and I would know and BELIEVE the love God has for us.

That it would lodge in our heads so we can’t stop thinking about it, and then trickle down to our hearts and our elbows and our knee caps until every part of us is snuggled up in the believing.

That our whole beings would wake up every day secure in being loved by God.

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why i like to call Him “Poppa”

why i like to call Him “Poppa”

I used to hear preachers claim,

The most important thing about you is what you believe about God.

My mental response was always, “Of course it is! I believe in God.”

But the view from here was of a supreme, all-knowing Being who looked down with a stern, wizened gaze. Never smiling much or laughing – at least not in my direction. Some days I knew He must sigh at my failure. Other times I was convinced He was shaking His head in disappointment.

So, every now and then I’d picture a loving father who cherishes and smiles on me in delight, but it was quickly overshadowed by my fear of disappointing Him.

Maybe my warped view of God stemmed Continue reading →

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