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Gabe Brennan
January 17, 2018

A Directed Heart

“May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ.” – II Thessalonians 3:5 Do you think of the heart as needing direction? The heart can be defined as the seat and center of all physical and spiritual life.  It is the fountain from which our life flows.  […]

October 24, 2017

Happy are the Rested

Resting sounds so easy doesn’t it? All you gotta do is……nothing. Or so it seems. However, have you ever tried to do nothing? If you have, you know that it is easier said than done. It is in fact impossible to nothing. To do “nothing” is to actually do something even if that something looks […]

September 7, 2017

Are you stumbling or running?

When Jesus came to planet earth, He was received with mixed reviews. Some did receive Him. Many did not.  Some accepted His teachings and were glad. Many heard and did not believe.  Whatever the response was to Jesus, no opinion was neutral. His presence summoned a positive or negative response.  Either you love Him or […]

May 30, 2017

A good kind of heartburn

“They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while we talked to us on the road, while he opened to us the Scriptures’.” – Luke 24:32. There is a bad kind of heartburn: The kind that comes from a failure to digest and process certain foods, causing a burning sensation. And […]

January 30, 2017

Further thoughts on God’s sovereignty

A few weeks backs we explored the topic of God’s sovereignty and human responsibility. I hope you were encouraged. The bigness of God is not meant to threaten our freedom. It is meant to enhance it. The power of God looks pretty fantastic when we stack it up against our own weakness. We are fragile. […]

November 9, 2016

Grace Downstream

The gospel is counter-cultural.  It goes against the normal way of thinking. The world goes down stream and the gospel goes up. Or maybe it’s the other way around. The paradoxes are enormous. The weak are the strong ones. The ones who can see are actually blind. The found are the most lost. We get […]

September 12, 2016

Where do we go from here?

God’s people have always been on the move.  Noah builds a giant boat big enough to hold a zoo.  Abraham leaves his homeland to explore a new land in which he would never really settle down.  The prophets like Elijah and Elisha never put roots down in a town or village. King David lived in […]

May 9, 2016

Work: Necessary evil or divine good?

The alarm bells go off and your night of sleep is over. You stumble out of bed and head for the coffee pot to get your morning jolt of caffeine.  A bowl of cereal or oatmeal, goodbye to the family and you’re out the door. You work at least 8 hours and drive an hour […]

April 4, 2016

Are you still dreaming?

Are you still dreaming? We all know what it is like to be abruptly woken up from a dream.  Sometimes, it’s a good thing. Sometimes you wish you hadn’t been.  A few days ago, our oldest boy woke up in the morning, saying, “Mommy, my dream died.” He had been enjoying some pleasant experience (probably […]

November 9, 2015

East Balsam Beacon November 2015

Click here for the latest newsletter from East Balsam:   East Balsam Beacon-Oct-Nov-Dec–2015

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