Text 11 Aug The Conflict in God’s Will

The Conflict in God’s Will

“There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” Shakespeare, Hamlet

Let’s replace the word “philosophy” with “theology”.  The Bible is greater than your theology. God is greater than your theology.  Mine, too.  And this is especially true of the little versions of our theologies that we present when we focus on debatable issues instead of the…

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Text 8 Aug Fear and Death in China

Fear and Death in China The day #hell opened beneath #China; the 2008 #earthquake

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They call today the Chinese Halloween.  More officially, it is the Ghost Festival.  People heading home from work will be reminded, “If you hear your name called behind you, don’t turn around.”  The gates of hell are opened and ghosts move amongst the living.  To avoid being harassed by the spirit, people burn incense and make sacrifices.  Radio stations entertain their listeners with ghost…

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Text 2 Aug 1 note Maps (of Revival)
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with my apologies to Maroon 5

I miss the taste of abundant life
I miss the conversation
I’m searching for a change tonight
An eternal transformation

I remember when I had it all
I knew a map to a better place
But on that road I took a fall
Oh, Father, why did I fall away?

You were there for me
In my darkest times
You were there for me
In my darkest night

But I wonder why You stayed
When I was at…

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Text 1 Aug Rude (New Church)
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with apologies to Magic!

Sunday morning jumped out of bed

And put on my best suit

Got in my car and started to search

for a new church.

Walked through the door with heart in hand

Would this be different?

‘Cause you know that last church was a scam, yeah

Can your church be perfect for the rest of my life?

Say yes, say yes, ‘cause I need you

To be my daily blessing ‘til the day I die

Tough…

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Text 31 Jul Friends in High Places

Friends in High Places

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With my apologies to Garth Brooks

Blame it all on the truth
In a leather-bound book
That ruined our torrid affair. I sat in the pew Repented of you ‘Cause I found the One, None can compare.
Now I see the surprise
And the fear in your eyes When I take your hand to explain.
Yes, I might miss you, But I can’t miss the proof That burns in my heart like a flame.

‘Cause I’ve got friends in high places
W…

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Text 29 Jul Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, 8 Billion Dollars, Prayer, Fasting, and Revival

Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, 8 Billion Dollars, Prayer, Fasting, and Revival

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If I ain’t got your attention now, I ain’t never gonna get it.

Dollar Tree went shopping for Family Dollar, and picked it up for 8.5 BILLION.  That’s a lot of cash from a store that sells everything for a dollar.  It speaks to the strength of numbers.  Dollar Tree may get very little from me, but they get that very little from many, many people, and that produces great wealth and strength.  Now,…

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Text 27 Jul Ability Club: Unveiling the Secret

Ability Club: Unveiling the Secret

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And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we firstbelieved.  The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.  Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy.  But put…

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Photo 13 Jul What People Read: The Anniversary Post Part 2

The beginning of July marked the first anniversary of CalvaryTraining.org.  For better or worse, our most popular topics have been:

What People Read: The Anniversary Post Part 2

The beginning of July marked the first anniversary of CalvaryTraining.org.  For better or worse, our most popular topics have been:

Text 12 Jul Failing to Get the Joke does not Make You Better Person

Failing to Get the Joke does not Make You Better Person

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Can I feel better about myself for the way you lambasted others for what you thought was their ignorance but was really your failure to get the joke?  Probably not.  Let’s face it, there is no way to say what I want to say without being just as guilty.

So I’m guilty.

One of today’s “trends” on Facebook was this lovely bit of sarcasm and wit.

DinoJay Branscomb Disgraceful photo of recreational hunter…

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Text 12 Jul The Spiritual Diet and the Secret Project Update

The Spiritual Diet and the Secret Project Update

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The Enjoyment Factor

About Eating, Without Spiritual Implications (for the moment)

This will be one of those concepts that will seem obvious to you after the fact.  If you are one of the many who struggle with weight issues and portion control, I want you to take a moment to consider the enjoyment factor in what you eat.  To do this, we need to ask ourselves a basic question.  Am I enjoying what…

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