Tag Archives: Jesus

Crazy Bread

Recently, I went into Little Caesar’s needing 5-6 pizzas and saw a sign reading: “Free Crazy Bread!” The thought consumed my attention (thoughts) & captivated my affection (desires). I wanted free Crazy Bread – that’s all I could think about. I pray that this message is to you what that sign was to me…

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Don’t Worship the Faucet!

Shortly after World War I, Lawrence of Arabia took several of his greatest men to visit Paris. When they were about to leave the grand hotel at which they were staying, Lawrence found his men attempting to pull the faucets out of the wall! Lawrence was confused and asked what the men were doing. The men responded: “If we could bring these faucets back to our desert land…

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The Real Meaning of Christmas

Christmas, a joyful and cheerful time of year for many people, is unpleasant and sad for many others who struggle with loneliness or depression during the holidays. For them Christmas is just another day of pain or guilt and oftentimes bitterness accompanies their attitude toward those who go about jolly and glad during this time of year.

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Regrets

Regrets. Failure accumulates as the years roll by and what grows with it? Regrets. You know, those things no one knows. Or even worse, those things that someone well knows. Those things for which we grab the eraser only to find you didn’t write it with pencil but the strongest ink. How are you and I to deal with regrets?

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The Broken Ones

Growing up as kid, one of the tragedies we had to face in life was when are favorite toy BROKE! It was at this moment when every child runs to their dad asking him to fix it. His response would ultimately dictate the future of that toy. Sometimes the dad doesn’t want to be bothered and simply exclaims, “I’ll buy you a new one…” While that was certainly an acceptable answer, it does not compare to him saying, “Let’s FIX it…” As juvenile and silly as it sound, I’m certainly glad that God is in the “Let’s Fix It” business! The issue with that wonderful exclamation is that often He wants His people to do the work.

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Be a Blessing this Christmas

Christmas is a wonderful time of the year for most, but for some, it ends up being a sad and stressful season. Folks without friends, family, or money searching for joy. Long nights and shorter days seem to loom over spirits like a dark blanket. The cold air keeps us all indoors – unable to take a walk or enjoy the fresh air. Each holiday reminds us of lost loved ones and of blessings that seem to have become curses… Haunted and hungry for a blessing.

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