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‘The ball is in your court’

Carrie Ratcliff of Virginia visited Dallas in 2003 and was baptized during one of our Pentecost retreats. She’s been listening to Ole’s Bible study podcasts in the years since then. Beginning in 2009 she started e-mailing Ole occasionally about her … Continue reading

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This year, remember: corpses can’t complain

By Carrie Ratcliff, Virginia We hear people complain day in and day out. It’s endless. I commented once to a complainer who earns a good living—not just a decent living, but a good living—that he should feel grateful for his … Continue reading

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Here’s to the Kol Nidrei

Jessica Mujica, our friend in Asheville, N.C., talks about how an understanding of the Kol Nidrei ceremony put her marriage into focus.  Check out her blog at http://thatswhatijesssaid.blogspot.com/ The Kol Nedrei “Prohibitions, oaths, consecrations, vows that we may vow, swear, … Continue reading

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I Woke Up September 11th

This is by Jessica Mujica, our friend in Asheville, North Carolina. Check out her blog at http://thatswhatijesssaid.blogspot.com/ I Woke Up September 11th Heart racing, mind buzzing faster and faster it beats exploding into a million little pieces in the sand, … Continue reading

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There is nowhere “safe” from the mystery

Here’s another one from Carrie Ratcliff: By Carrie Ratcliff So many of the things I believed before are being proven false right before my very eyes. This is awe-inspiring for me. One of the things that I believed was that … Continue reading

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Be careful for nothing.. but don’t fake it

Here’s another one from Carrie Ratcliff: By Carrie Ratcliff I listened to one of the recently posted Bible studies and there was great discussion on thought. I’ve reflected on this lately as a result of having just started graduate school. … Continue reading

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World, take your best shot

First up is Carrie Ratcliff of Virginia. Back around 2003 she visited Dallas and was baptized during one of our Pentecost retreats. She’s been listening to Ole’s Bible study podcasts in the years since then. Beginning in 2009 she started … Continue reading

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Believe…Speak

Ever feel like you’re not really communicating? That nobody understands you? Since God destroyed the Tower of Babel, we’ve all felt that way.  (For many of us, the etching below by Cornelis Anthonisz, Fall of the Tower of Babel, 1547, … Continue reading

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Walking on the Surface

Here are the lyrics to a song I’ve been working on. –John Rutledge Walking on the surface of a world spinning’ round Hard to keep your balance as it turns. Told myself I’d learn to keep me feet on the … Continue reading

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