Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Assorted Treats

  • Falling in Love With God +

    “falling in love with God,” as Boa’s subtitle for the facet explains. In this approach we attempt to enter into Read More
  • The Shack +

    The Shack (Windblown, 2007) is a fictional religious story about experiencing grace and learning forgiveness. It was written by William Read More
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So, this dominion thing, how’s it working out for you? It doesn’t take extraordinary auditory powers to hear God’s voice as over 200,000 gallons of cold crude from deep within the earth come gushing out like some derelict anointing.

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While human-crafted disasters, such as the British Petroleum oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, are the least of things lost since as humans we chose to go it alone in the garden, these catastrophes do offer us a reminder of who we are apart from Him. Each and every one of us is prone to sociopathic destructive behavior. Apart from God there is nothing except deluded denial. Only a life connected with God’s Spirit, daily filling the soul’s compartments with the love, grace and knowledge of the Almighty, has the opportunity to make fewer death-giving choices. It is not that as servants of Christ we are free from making decisions that will wreck havoc on those around us, but rather that we are best able to glorify God and care for his creation, human and otherwise, when we submit our thoughts and will to Him alone.

Then God said, "Let us make humankind in our image, according to our likeness; and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the wild animals of the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps upon the earth." Genesis 1:26

Reflections to Consider

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Publications

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Music

  • Jesus be the centre

    Center is a song that speaks of the essence of our life in Christ, and echoes the words the Christ Read More
  • I Lift My Hands

    A powerful hymn of adoration and praise Arkansas Gospel Mass Choir. This succinctly captures the joy of knowing our savior. Read More
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Audio & Video

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Favorites

  • Dallas Willard: An interview with John Ortberg on Understanding +

    Ortberg interviewed Willard toward the end of Willard's life about Understanding, Read More
  • Dallas Willard on C.S. Lewis +

    Willard discusses the  impact of Lewis on Christian thinking Read More
  • Dallas Willard: the genius of Jesus +

    Dallas Willard discusses the way that Jesus brings us to the Father, Read More
  • February 26 Devotional: Henri Nouwen, Ash Wednesday +

    When I speak, let it be of blessing and gratitude; Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • The Enigma of King Saul +

    Why did God choose Saul as the first king of Israel? Read More
  • All Things Working To the Glory of God: Stephen’s Martyrdom +

    God works in mysterious ways– Read More
  • God's Love For Us +

    The well of love God has for us is deeper than our imaginations can grasp-- Read More
  • Truth versus Deceit +

    As stated countless times throughout the Bible, God is pure–God is truth. Read More
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