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Shocking God
Is it possible to shock God? 

Is it possible for an honest question or unguarded thought to make Him recoil in disbelief and wonder with hand over mouth, bug-eyed and gasping for breath? Can we rob God of words; causing Him to fish for the right response to our suddenly revealed secret wonderings and doubts? No, it is not possible to shock God. 

Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes ... - Hebrews 4:13 (NLT)

Nothing is hidden from Him. Not even our deepest questions and doubts. Then why do we have such a difficult time being completely honest with God? Why can it be so difficult to ask God questions like, "I've been told that the new testament is scripture, but I don't see that. I don't understand that. Will you please show me if that is true, and if it is why?"

What?! Do we dare ask such questions? Can I be completely honest with you? If you're afraid to ask such questions, guess what? You're t…
The Poison of Gossip
The words of a whisperer are like delicious morsels;

they go down into the inner parts of the body. - Proverbs 18:8

There's a woman at work that I barely know. In fact, I don't know her at all. I've never talked to her, and honestly, I barely notice her. I see her in the cafeteria, I see her in the halls. But just like the sensation that occurs when you "wake up" and realize you've just driven miles without even realizing it,so it is with her: "Yes, I saw her, but did I?" 

That changed recently.

Someone made a comment about this woman, a slight remark; nothing really notable. Just a comment about her work ethic and her ability to understand English. It wasn't mean-spirited, it wasn't revealing any great sin like adultery, murder, or addiction. Just a simple, surely not ill-intentioned comment. But words are more powerful than you may think.

You see, the next time I saw that woman, I did notice her. I couldn't help but noti…