Dream: Impostor

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Our family is staying at a tropical casino.
The kids are getting bored, so we start wandering towards the outside.

The casino is having their grand evening religious ritual.
The main hallway and staircase are lined with formally-dressed staff holding candles.
I am never sure if they are genuinely devout, or just putting on a pageant for the tourists.

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Redeeming Aphrodite: All Hallows’ Eve (Part 9)

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Continued from Part 8

Prologue

Father and I have been taken prisoner by female guards.
I have no idea what is going on.
I wonder if we were betrayed by Hades, when he opened the Box in his Office.

Then I see Adam.
He no longer looks like a truant Child.
He looks like a Man who has stared Death in the eye.
And Death knelt at his feet and called him Master.

I hope he doesn’t do anything stupid.
Then I realize stupidity is inevitable, whenever Man sees Woman.
So instead I start to pray.
Pray he does the Right Stupid Thing.

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TGR-S2E6: Reversing Education

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The Great Reset, Season 2, Episode 6

Perspective

  1. What if education is the wrong paradigm?
  2. What if that is actually the problem, not the solution?
  3. What if it can only work via Cultural Superiority, deliberately marginalizing some in order to elevate others?
  4. What if flourishing in the Kingdom of Man ultimately makes us enemies of the Kingdom of God?
  5. What if teachers are only supposed to show what we have learned, without requiring others to agree?
  6. What if by eating at the Tree of the Knowledge, we have cut ourselves off from the Tree of Life?
  7. What if God is giving us a chance to start over?
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Lesson 1/6: You and God (Anjali’s Catechism)

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The GospelGod Loves Us Like Jesus

You are an amazing person.  You have a lot in common with other people, but there is nobody quite like you.

  • You have a body.  Head, fingers, toes, belly button.
  • You have a soul.  You think.  You feel.  You want.
  • You have a spirit.  You can reflect on your thoughts, feelings, and desires.  You can decide what kind of person you want to be.

God is amazing.  We are like God, but God is not like us.

  • Our whole universe — including us! — is like a small part of God’s body.
  • He knows everything that happens to us.  He feels everything we feel.  He wants us to know Him, and enjoy the life He give us..
  • He has a Spirit that our spirits can talk to, and hear from.

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RohAnjali Respect Prayer

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Dear God,
We acknowledge you as our King.
Free us from sin so we can be happy with you
Teach us how to respect each other,
and help each other feel valuable,
So we can work together to spread your Kingdom.

We ask this by the blood of Jesus. Amen.

RohAnjali 2018 New Year’s Prayer

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Dear God,

Thank you that our family belongs to you.

We confess we need you to free us from our sin and shame so we can love like Jesus.

Give us the grace to:

  • Trust you with our desires
  • Face our fears
  • Reflect on our anger
  • Speak the truth in love, and
  • Ask for help along the way

We ask this by the blood of Jesus, Amen.

The Criminal’s Prayer

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A hardcore version of The Sinner’s Prayer. From a dream I had on December 26, 2015.

God, I am a f***ing sinner, and I deserve to die.  Save me from myself.  Do whatever you have to do to burn away all the sin in me, so that I can become like you.  I ask this by the blood of Jesus, Amen.

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RohAnjali’s New Year 2016 Prayer

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Dear God,

Thank you for the new year, and new beginnings.

Please make us more like Jesus

So everyone will know how much you love them.

Lead Daddy to the right job.

Draw our family and church closer together.

And help us have fun!

We ask this in Jesus name, Amen.

RohAnjali’s Thanksgiving Prayer

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Dear God,

Thank you for the wonderful life we lead

And all the ways you bless us.

Help us experience and share

Your peace and joy

At home, school or work

With family, church and neighbors

So others will trust you to take care of them.

In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

Wise Risk: Faith in Two Syllables

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Part 5 of 6 in the series Childlike Theology:

  1. The Gospel
  2. Discipleship
  3. Holiness
  4. Worship

As children, we express faith in our parents by obeying them to stay safe. As adolescents, we risk danger in order to express faith in ourselves.

I have come to believe that the hallmark of a mature faith is wise risk. Which implies we should be designing our lives — and churches — to maximize learning rather than avoid failure.

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Rohan’s Summer 2015 Prayer

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Dear God,

Thank you for such a fun summer.

Help me to do a good job in Pinocchio, and have fun with old and new friends at Summer Camps.

Help Daddy to bring the Kingdom of God to his new job at Matterport.

Help Mommy to enjoy the time she spends with work, family, and the house.

Help Anjali to stay healthy and learn lots of new skills.

Help us all to be kind to each other, and become responsible enough to get a dog by Christmas.

I ask this in Jesus name, Amen.

The Lord’s Prayer for Children

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Our Father in heaven,
help us to honor your name.
Come and set up your kingdom,
so that everyone on earth will obey you,
as you are obeyed in heaven.
Give us each day the food we need.
Forgive us for doing wrong,
as we forgive others.
Keep us from being tempted
and protect us from the evil one.

In Jesus name we pray, Amen.

Rohan’s Baptismal Creed

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A. Sinner’s Prayer

Dear God,

I confess that you love me better than I can ever love myself.

Please forgive me for putting myself first instead of loving you with all my heart, soul, mind and strength, and my neighbor as myself.

I am sorry for not listening to and obeying you. I open my heart to receive and trust Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord.

Make me like Jesus through your Spirit, Word, Body, and Blood.

I ask this in the name of the Father, Son & Holy Spirit.

Amen.

B. Brief Catechism
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