132017Nov
Grace To Be Me

Grace To Be Me

I came across this picture with a quote that said: “GRACE CHANGES EVERYTHING: The secret to being enough in a do-more world.” It goes along perfectly with the theme of grace we’ve been discussing in a small group we’re participating in at Hood Memorial Church entitled Freeway. In going through this the past several weeks,…

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22017Nov
Pray for Patience

Pray for Patience

Have you ever heard the comment, “Be careful what you ask for!”? I have heard this said many times when referencing what we pray for. One example is, “Don’t pray for patience!” It usually comes across as a warning, implying that if we pray for something in particular, God will somehow give it to us…

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232017Oct
New Mercies

New Mercies

I love lots of different types of music. So many emotions can be expressed through music.  I like listening to the words and trying to picture what the writer is painting with the lyrics.   Depending on where I’m at on life’s journey, I get different pictures from the same song at different times.  That happened…

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182017Oct
Nothing to Fix, Someone to Love

Nothing to Fix, Someone to Love

About 13 years ago, I was in the middle of one of the hardest struggles that I have experienced in my life. I felt like I was drowning in overwhelming anxiety and panic attacks. My wife, Melissa, looked at me and my situation, and she only wanted to relieve me of the suffering. I looked…

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52017Oct
We Don’t Have to Hide Anymore

We Don’t Have to Hide Anymore

“And we all, with unveiled face, beholding the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another. For this comes from the Lord who is the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3:18 ESV) We do not have to be ashamed anymore. Our loving Father’s grace has the power…

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282017Sep
What Have I Done?

What Have I Done?

This past Sunday, the following passage of Scripture was read and discussed at the church we attended: As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned,…

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112017Sep
How to Have Some Fun

How to Have Some Fun

This may sound like a ridiculous topic to write about. Having fun should come natural right? Well, for some of us (me included), it’s not so easy. For those of you who are like me and need some guidance on how to let loose and enjoy yourself, here’s some thoughts I picked up recently that…

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312017Aug
A Fork in the Road: Manipulation or Faith?

A Fork in the Road: Manipulation or Faith?

What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive,…

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292017Aug
Spoil the Ending

Spoil the Ending

This past weekend, I watched a movie trilogy that I had not seen in a long time. As I watched the Matrix, Matrix Reloaded, and Matrix Revolutions, I noticed that I had forgotten many of the scenes in them. I caught myself on the edge of my seat at times, as if I was watching…

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252017Aug
Quietly Hidden

Quietly Hidden

If you had asked me if I liked being in control my response would have quickly been NO! Even my temperament says that I don’t have a desire to control myself or others. I’ve been talking with others and reading some stuff recently that God has used to open my eyes to ways I do…

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