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Last week, we looked at the familiar verse – Ephesians 2:10. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. – Ephesians 2:10, ESV Works in Scripture When the conversational context is scripture, and we hear the word “works,” our tendency is…

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My normal blogging day is Wednesday, but this has weighed on my heart long enough, so this week, you’ll get both a Sunday and a Wednesday blog posting. I’m not anywhere near panic mode. I have seen so many crises come and go (SARS, MERS, Ebola), and I have observed that there are those who…

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After a one-week hiatus, Alean and I have returned to Washington state following a wonderful visit with dear friends in New Mexico. It is good to be home, but we are thankful for the break, and for good friends with whom to spend it. This week, we are returning to our look at the phrase…

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I have attended and worked with enormous churches, and also with very small ones. I have worked with churches that delivered impressively polished, theater-worthy presentations, where event timing was measured in the seconds, all of it driven by headset-adorned technicians working feverishly behind the scenes to keep the flow of the service as smooth and…

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indiePENdents' Seal of Good Writing

One of the Indie Author organizations I am a member of (or at least have applied for membership in) is The indiePENdents’, a “voice” for self-published authors with a goal of unifying those voices into a single chorus. Founded in 2011 by avid reader and author, Jasha Levi at age 91, one of the functions of…

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Today’s (somewhat longer) posting is a bit of a departure from the type of posting I normally make. Today, I want to talk about food, calories, health and the MyFitnessPal application I recently installed on my phone, and then explain why I believe it is relevant to the life of a follower after Christ. I…

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I’m occasionally astonished at the human body’s ability to reach the point of exhaustion and keep pushing forward. “I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;your works are wonderful,I know that full well.” – Psalm 139:14 Victoriously in Christ! – damon Twitter – @DamonJGrayShades of Gray on FacebookLinkedIn

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I love college basketball. It’s a bit of an oddity for me because I never watch professional basketball. I’m really put off by the showboating and narcissism of it. But, though she is exceedingly gracious about it, March is a tough month for Alean, because I really enjoy the NCAA tournament, especially the opening rounds.…

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