142018Aug
Ready to Be Wrong

Ready to Be Wrong

The other day I was in a funk. I had been for a few days. The frustration and feelings of hopelessness were taking over. It was like a snow ball going downhill, growing and growing. Then, all of a sudden I was confronted by someone, and I didn’t like it. Being ready to be wrong…

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72018Aug
But why?

But why?

Don’t you just love it when you tell your child to do something and they say “But why?”  Sometimes that is a question we just dread hearing.  Sometimes, it is a question we eagerly ask.  And sometimes, it is a question we avoid asking. “But why?” can come from a place of manipulation or curiosity…

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312018Jul
Take a Look at Yourself

Take a Look at Yourself

This morning, I got ready for work and then went to where Melissa was to ask her a question. I was in a good mood. Well, I was trying to be. After getting a response, she asked me for my insight on another subject. She was struggling with a task she was working on. She…

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242018Jul
Knowing, Believing, Trusting

Knowing, Believing, Trusting

Do you ever feel like you study God’s word but it does not change anything?  I do.  Sometimes I even feel cheated.  Other times I just beat myself up because I feel like I am obviously not studying enough or correctly.  I am realizing that knowing things and experiencing things are different. Jesus said “You…

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172018Jul
Imitating God

Imitating God

It is a fact that children learn a great deal of important things from their parents. We imitate them, or strive not to imitate them, depending on our experience growing up. Either way, we are strongly affected by what we see our mothers and fathers do and not do. The way a parent handles their…

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102018Jul
I am Like a Mockingbird

I am Like a Mockingbird

I have been really enjoying the red and blue birds that visit our backyard every day.  They like to perch on the trampoline, fly around the yard and rest in the trees that line our property.  Their vibrant red and blue color pops amongst the green foliage on the trees.  They stand out.  They display…

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32018Jul
What Is God Doing?

What Is God Doing?

What is God doing in my life? This is a question that I think we fail to ask ourselves enough. It is a simple inquiry, but if explored in depth and consistently, this question can ground us. It can provide hope. It can alleviate fears and anxiety. It can offer a sense of belonging and…

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262018Jun
From Broken to Beautiful

From Broken to Beautiful

Sea glass is broken pieces of glass, turned and tossed in the ocean.  It is carried to the shore by waves.  It shines and glistens on the sand and is found by passers by.  They are so excited about their find.  It is such a beautiful gift.    Something that once was whole.  Something that once…

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72018Jun
Don’t Do the Do’s and Don’ts

Don’t Do the Do’s and Don’ts

“For sin is the sting that results in death, and the law gives sin its power.” 1 Corinthians 15:56, NLT “Rules and laws do nothing to change someone’s heart. Absolutely nothing…It is the love and grace of God through his spirit that transforms the human heart from the inside.” – The Fields Brothers Is our…

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242018May
Less Control. More Peace.

Less Control. More Peace.

Less problems. More money. Less pain and sickness. A better job. More property. More connections. People doing what we want them to do. Subtle manipulative behaviors. Blatant manipulation. A sense of having control over our lives. Peace. It cannot be bought, created, or found in any of the ways mentioned above. Temporary periods that are…

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