Blueprint (my book)

A Little Understanding – Landscape and Décor (part 2)

There are only two choices left once a person buys into a marketing strategy for faith in Christ.

One choice is to go for full disclosure after the person joins the collective of Christ followers and hope they will stay because it has become part of their lives…It is more likely that once a person finds out the actual teachings a Christ follower follows, trouble in the church is coming. Either they will speak out and try to change the beliefs of the Christ followers or leave the collective creating questions about the direction of the church and its effectiveness.

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More Than Talents & Hard Work

Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.  To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit,  to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,  to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines. 1 Corinthians 12:7-11 (NIV)

A Little Understanding – Landscape and Décor (part 1)

A Little Understanding – The Cover-up

Flowers all watered, grass freshly cut, bushes trimmed, windows cleaned, driveway swept, fresh coat of paint (inside and out), carpets steamed, faucets shined, beds made, shelves dusted and de-cluttered,  new cabinets, appliances and furniture – should I go on? Nothing is really the way it would be if you lived there. Nothing is the way it was before the owners put it up for sale. There is no attempt to present the important qualities of the home, the attributes that will ensure that the house will be standing for a long time.

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