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At the Table

Thoughts & Musings on
Freedom & Family

We All Don't Climb the Mountain the Same Way

Jill, the fab four (our kids), and I are on vacation this week in the beautiful mountains of Pennsylvania. Taking in a change of scenery and pace, with the same loved-ones, is good for the soul. As city folk, we don’t do a lot of hiking. Give us a busy sidewalk or crowded intersection and we will crush it -- but we aren’t all hikers.

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On Winning

For all of the joys and even successes you may experience in life, living life well cannot save you. I am sorry to be the bearer of such negative news. No amount of perfect living is going to save any of us. Paradoxically, it’s actually in dying to the myth of salvation by achievement that we find life and hope.

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An Invitation Into Freedom

Imagine receiving an ivory colored envelope with your name neatly written in calligraphy on the front. You peel back the the corner to reveal a beautiful invitation that simply reads:
“You are invited to enjoy and extend the freedom and family found at the table Jesus has prepared.”

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What is Love Anyway? (5/5)

The One Way Love of God

From the beginning, God has loved and created us without needing something from us in return. His love truly is the very example of what (in this series) we’ve been calling one way love. A love that is extended from one direction (God) to another (us) without regard for what comes back.

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What is Love Anyway? (4/5)

In this brief series, I’ve said that love finds its root in a Person, not merely a feeling. Through faith in this Person, Jesus, we are free to focus less on ourselves and to love others without seeking our own way -- our desired outcome from loving someone. This kind of love can seem dangerous, reckless even. It's also true, I admit, that outcome-based love is dangerous, but the danger is doubled; our love may always be rejected, but in the case of outcome-based love, we also run the risk of having our expectations dashed.

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