Monthly Archives: August 2013

What About You?

Here’s a question to consider. My previous post addressed one of God’s “lover’s complaints” against the people of Israel. If God were to sit down with you over a cup of coffee, do you think He would have any honest … Continue reading

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An Honest Complaint

Hosea provides us God’s “lovers complaint” against the nation of Israel in the form of Hebrew poetry. This is how God describes His people: “Rebuke your mother, rebuke her, for she is not my wife, and I am not her … Continue reading

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Love And Honesty

Loyal friends are precious and rare. A few years ago, I was at a coffee-shop having a rough conversation with a loyal friend. This wasn’t our normal conversation of laughter and sarcastic commentary about everything under the sun.We were having … Continue reading

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Preferences

It’s been said that human love can simply be defined as “love if” or “love when.” In other words, we receive love if we have performed or when we have performed. Essentially human love is based on something we’ve done to … Continue reading

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How Do I Want To Be Loved?

Through the prophet Hosea, God revealed the amazing nature of His relentless love for humanity: He chooses to love us even though it would be much smarter to avoid us, and He commits to keep on loving us even when … Continue reading

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It’s Gonna Hurt Me More Than It Hurts You

At times, God asked His prophets to do some pretty strange stuff. This was certainly true for Hosea. Hos. 1:4-10 Then the LORD said to Hosea, “Call him Jezreel, because I will soon punish the house of Jehu for the … Continue reading

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So I’m curious. In my last two blog posts I talked about how we define love as opposed to the way God defines love. I’m curious to know how you define love? What kinds of experiences assist you in knowing … Continue reading

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Craziness

Are we really experiencing true love when we in any way have done something to win the affection we enjoy? Check out this crazy story revealing how God’s love works. When the LORD began to speak through Hosea, the LORD … Continue reading

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Being Loved

Here’s a scene from my past. I’ve just had the funnest summer of my life as the worship leader at a summer camp. I’ve met all kinds of great campers and counselors. I’ve also met this very cool counselor named … Continue reading

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Einstein On Genius

“Everybody is a genius, but if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Albert Einstein Consider how Einstein’s observation on genius applies to the many … Continue reading

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