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Honoring Story

Submitted by Michael Thompson on Mon, 03/07/2016 - 12:00am

I was at a conference this past weekend and one of the speakers, author & counselor Dan Allender, said…

With tragic stories, and everyone "is" one, don’t approach that person with mere curiosity. Take your shoes off... for you are on holy ground.

I first nodded in approval then the Holy Spirit brought a sweet conviction to me. “You don’t practice that as well as you could.” I explained to Him that I came by it rather naturally and I was sorry for how often and how quickly I can jump someone with advice. I’ve heard my friend and author, Gary Barkalow, say many times…

The Biblical Theology of the Heart: The Gospels - Part 5 of 8

Submitted by Michael Thompson on Thu, 03/03/2016 - 12:00am

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”

How can this be? 

Where have I been? 

Why did no one tell me this? 

This could change everything!!!

This was the string of thoughts shooting across my mind and heart the day I began “researching” what the Bible says about the Heart.

The Biblical Theology of the Heart: The Gospels - Part 5 of 8

Submitted by Michael Thompson on Thu, 03/03/2016 - 12:00am

“Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God.”

How can this be? 

Where have I been? 

Why did no one tell me this? 

This could change everything!!!

This was the string of thoughts shooting across my mind and heart the day I began “researching” what the Bible says about the Heart.

It's All Fragile

Submitted by Michael Thompson on Mon, 02/29/2016 - 12:00am

I was talking with a friend recently and they were sharing the life challenges they were facing. Day to day, I hear quite a few of these updates. From cancers to wayward teenagers, from marriages hanging by a thread to job searches and job losses, life circumstances change on a dime. Life is Fragile.

Every time I enter the post office to mail a package I am asked, “Anything fragile…?”

Though I often say, "No," I’ve come to silently reply, "yes… I am."

Jesus said in Matthew 11:28-30,

Mount Up!

Submitted by Michael Thompson on Mon, 02/22/2016 - 12:00am

There was a moment in the old westerns, a pivotal time in those stories, when the bad guys have crossed the line and the good guys have had enough. It is in those moments you heard the line, “Mount Up!” That is all that was said, and you knew as men got ready to ride it meant so much more. Watching this moment unfold, I would shift in my seat and get ready, time for a reckoning... the showdown was coming. And so it always is with good vs. evil. Our hearts know this. We believe... No, we count on the bad guys getting it in the end.

The Biblical Theology of the Heart: The Old Testament Prophets – Part 3 of 8

Submitted by Michael Thompson on Tue, 02/16/2016 - 12:00am

One of my favorite cable channels is the Discovery Channel.  It is a regular stop for me when I’m nosing around to see what is on or am taking a look at something I may want to record and watch later.  The shows and series touch a deep place in me.  A place of adventure and beauty (even if they are on a screen) and mystery.

The Biblical Theology of the Heart: Definitions in Hebrew and Greek - Part 2 of 8

Submitted by Michael Thompson on Tue, 02/09/2016 - 12:00am

Offering and understanding the Biblical word heart, and its deepest and truest meaning is a really good place to start. The subject of “Heart” in scripture is indeed both deep and broad. Obviously, there are going to be some passages that refer to the physical heart; the actual blood-pumping organ in our chest, but the most often used definition/description can be summarized by Easton’s Illustrated Dictionary of Biblical Terms.

Regarding the heart , Easton’s declares,

The heart is that center of spiritual activity and all the operations of human life.3

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