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To Paint a Sunrise

Posted by redemptionpentecostal on July 17, 2015 at 7:10 PM

I am by no means an accomplished artist, I would be hesitant to group myself even in the category of artist but I do know one thing.... you often start a painting with the darker colours in the wash/background and build layers upon it gradually adding more vibrant and crisp colours. Last Sunday I led communion with the church and after a week at camp and some of my own struggles it felt very dark, there were a lot of questions brought out through the service and I felt at times that I wasn't ...

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From Up Top

Posted by redemptionpentecostal on October 6, 2013 at 6:40 PM

Been reflecting lately on the amazing skill and risk of base jumpers that "fly" with wing suits and the parallels in the life of the Spirit. Only a small percentage of the population has any desire to throw themselves off a perfectly good mountain and trust their life to a thin piece of material as they "fall" through the air at high speed and low margin of error. And in the kingdom of the Father, there are those who push the limits of how far we can go spiritually without dying. Some of us c...

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Blessing in Unity

Posted by redemptionpentecostal on April 24, 2013 at 7:25 PM

Psalm 133  A song of ascents. Of David.  1 How good and pleasant it is, when God’s people live together in unity!... 3b For there the Lord bestows his blessing,

        Been meditating on this truth for a couple of years now, but even this past weekend I was reminded of how unique a blessing He gives us when we meet with fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. We may have no other connection or common interest but you can meet someone f...

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One Mouthful was Enough

Posted by redemptionpentecostal on March 19, 2013 at 9:10 PM

Ever been so hungry you felt like you were going to die?? Perhaps I exagerate a little, but I am sure you get the picture. I am talking about those times when you are really hungry or thirsty, and then you either eat something or drink something and one taste was all you needed and you spit it out.. No matter how hungry or thirsty you might have been, there is no way you are putting that in your body. I have heard it said that this current generation has no appetite for God, that they are onl...

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Full but Empty

Posted by redemptionpentecostal on February 25, 2013 at 11:20 PM

It feels bloated, like one too many twinkies. I was hungry and ate something that I will call a food substitute, and though it gives the feeling of being full soon afterward the digestion regret sets in. It feels awkward, like a foreign unwanted substance has invaded my inner parts and now my body begins to revolt. And I pause to consider the Spiritual equivalent, filling myself daily with good things, food substitutes that pass as Spiritual food but often are nothing more than cleverly ...

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Thing 1 and Thing 2

Posted by redemptionpentecostal on September 22, 2012 at 3:35 PM

   Ever notice that many of our choices are between two distinct possibilities?? There are those times when multiple factors are involved, but often the choice comes down to a basic decision of thing 1 or thing 2. Sometimes we try to make the decision easier by making one the moral high ground and the other lesser so. Other times we convince ourselves we made the best decision given the circumstances.. but what about those times when both decisions seems the low road, or&#...

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Psalm 23 revisited

Posted by redemptionpentecostal on July 21, 2012 at 1:40 PM

after having performed a number of memorials and celebrations of life, I have found Psalm 23 helpful but a little awkward as a part of this type of service... it speaks mostly of how God was here for the departed during this life, but I felt that it would be helpful to have a heavenly perspective. So with this in mind I wrote the following letter from the perspective of writing home to loved ones as I woke on the other side.

Good afternoon family, just thought I wou...

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Posted by redemptionpentecostal on June 16, 2012 at 12:25 AM

     Not that I stand with greedy hands and demand that my already saturated life be lavished with more needless junk. Not that I yearn for more things to occupy my time and consume my precious moments. MORE. With the innocence of a child I simply approach the throne of my Heavenly Father and ask that He reveal Himself. After nearly thrity years of walking with the Father and hearing His voice I am constanly challenged with the prese...

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