4.14.14

Here is a partial explanation of how God takes care of all the past failures and the shame of our lives, in order to produce someone who is holy and blameless. It is by means of a change of family relationship. “He destined us to be sons,” or, literally, he “foreordained us to sonship standing,” or, as the Authorized Version puts it, to “adoption” as sons. We are familiar with the process of adoption. Adoption means leaving one family and joining another, leaving behind all that was involved in the first family and assuming the name, the characteristics, the resources, the history of another family. And this is the way Paul describes this relationship. We all belong initially to the family of Adam. We leave it, in Christ, and, thereafter, we belong to a new family, the family of Jesus Christ. We are no longer part of the family of Adam. Now that doesn’t mean that we are not human; it means that we no longer need to be possessed by fallen Adamic characteristics. We are still exposed to temptations to believe in them and to act that way, but we don’t have to — that’s the point. We’ve been transferred into a new family.

He destined us in love to be his sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will, to the praise of his glorious grace which he freely bestowed on us in the Beloved. {Eph 1:5-6 RSV}”

Thanks Dad, that was beautifully put

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11-20-12 shift 3.

christyncreme:

I am going to start noting my experiencs because they are unique to me.

Patient A: in for drug abuse. Heroin addict. Extreme pain, NPO. No water no food. Abscess in arm and lower back. Screamed the entire morning. Could not comprehend what she was saying.

Patient B: Do not resuscitate. Near end…

Patient B, i felt it

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You’re allowed to scream, you’re allowed to cry, but do not give up.

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This is where my time disappears 

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long legged ppl
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fallontonight:

Excited to have Norman Reedus on the show tonight!
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taiwanesefood:

P1010791 by Stanley Hu on Flickr.
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