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The Evil God Allows

The Evil God Allows by Doug Bursch Abel’s offering was acceptable to God, it pleased God. Cain’s offering was not acceptable, it did not please God. Abel gave God his best, Cain gave something less. God told Cain to do that which is acceptable, “Do good, for evil is crouching in the corner, ready to […]

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Crumbling

Crumbling by Doug Bursch I am comforted by the crumbling. That this new development, with new marriages and new Starbucks, It will crumble…gradually to me, quickly to God, it will cease to be new. I am comforted by the fading. That this new thing will eventually become old, old and tired, old and spent. It […]

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Distance Thoughts

Distance Thoughts by Doug Bursch You said come away, but I had one more thing. One more thing to say, one more thing to do, one more thing keeping me from you. You said come my way, but I had things to see. Things to explore, things to be, one more thing keeping you from […]

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Dream Led. . .

Dream woke me up this morning. Dream said, “better follow me today.” I said “Why?” Dream paused and smiled, “You know why Doug. I made you, I formed you, you are hopelessly mine.” I said to dream, “Are you God?” Dream grabbed my hand and led me forward, “No Doug, I am not God. . […]

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The Primary Motivation for My Life

God wants to guard my heart.  He desires to protect me from pursuing a path that will hurt myself and others.  He is continually asking me to consider his way, his perspective.   God is reality.  He is the author of beauty, love, and life.  God knows me better than I know myself.  God sees, […]

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And God Let Us Say No!

Thoughts Inspired by Craig J. DesJardins Thematic Bible Reading Plan by Doug Bursch January 1 Genesis 1; Psalm 8; Psalm 104 In Genesis 1 we find the pattern of “Let there be. . .” and “there was. . . .” In this pattern God speaks and His creative will comes into existence. “And God said, […]

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I’m an Anxious Man

My anxiety abides within my gut, within my skin, within countless compromises and desperate attempts to be accepted. My anxiety abides. My anxiety abides within my biology, within my earliest memories, within restless sleep and twisted dreams, within racing thoughts, shifting eyes, fidgeting legs, and perpetual foreboding anticipations. My anxiety abides. My anxiety is a […]

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Christ is the Answer to the Fullness of God

Christ is the answer.  There is no other path. . .no other way to the fullness of God! Freedom is rooted in the cross of Jesus Christ.  God came embodied as man.  In Jesus, grace took on flesh.  In Christ, love took a breath.  The hands of Christ extended the will of God into the […]

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