Category Archives: A Purposed Perspective

God Knows Us By Name

Upon the disciples’ jubilant return from the active ministry, Jesus counsels them in preserving their humanness and centering in their self-awareness: “‘Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.’ So they went away by themselves … Continue reading

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The Secret in Suffering

This poem by Liz Hupp was shared in the book When God Weeps I saw the woman in the chair; she was in church again today. Someone said they’ve sold their house; they’re going to move away. No! I cried, they … Continue reading

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Could You Live without a Mirror?

John Piper, in his book The Purifying Power of Living by Faith in Future Grace, shares this true story: Evelyn Harris Brand, the mother of Paul Brand, the world-renowned hand surgeon and leprosy specialist, grew up in a well-to-do English family. … Continue reading

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River of Reason

There are times I think that in my life I’ve done more harm than good. When I regret not having done those things I know I should.   There are times it seems as if a mountain blocks my way … Continue reading

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What Is More Important Than Life?

According to the New Testament, “ministry” is what all Christians do. … What ministry looks like is as varied as Christians are varied. It’s not an office; it’s a lifestyle devoted to advancing other people’s faith and holiness. In this … Continue reading

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God is Up to Something Good

[The] glorious might of God that we need to see and trust is the power of God to turn all our detours and obstacles into glorious outcomes. If we believed that our hold-up at the long red light was God’s … Continue reading

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Art with a Purpose

In her article, “Beyond the Disciplines: Art without Borders,” Suzi Gablik mentions a kind of art that has “some worthy agenda outside of itself, and a socially redeeming purpose” (par. 2). I love that concept and idea, as opposed to … Continue reading

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