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My Life . . . Connecting the Dots

This is as transparent as I’ve ever been on my blog before… A little while back, my life-coach challenged me to journey back in time, visiting each season of life, trying to remember what I learned and what made me feel alive. This connect-the-dot, bread-crumb-trail-through-time exercise has created something wonderful for me. I hope you enjoy… Childhood // […]

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Reflections: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly

I normally don’t spend a lot of time in front of the mirror. Even when I do to shave or brush my teeth, I take little time out of my day to really look. But today was different. I paused and took a long, hard look because today, I am forty-two years old. As I looked at the face staring back at me, sifting through the memories that accumulate, I realized God’s plan would have involved few of the things I had said or done in that time.

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Enjoying Your Bible

Is your Bible a like a desert (dry, boring) or like a dessert (sweet, satisfying)? The Bible compares itself to food – and, considering the average American’s fetish with junk food, I’m not so sure that’s a good comparison. Most of the time, good food isn’t really good – if you know what I mean. We have to choose between good and good-for-us. But the Author would have you have your cake and eat it too (spiritually speaking). He desires to fill you with joy through His Words.

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No Fruit, No Life

When we think of the life and ministry of Jesus, we always assume that he is talking to the multitudes. However, some of the most powerful truths that our Lord ever shared was among His most trusted and beloved friends. The entirety of John 14-17 is Jesus speaking in the upper room to His disciples; mere hours away from being taken captive and eventually crucified.

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Enjoying Your Bible

Is your Bible a like a desert (dry, boring) or like a dessert (sweet, satisfying)? The Bible compares itself to food – and, considering the average American’s fetish with junk food, I’m not so sure that’s a good comparison. Most of the time, good food isn’t really good – if you know what I mean. We have to choose between good and good-for-us. But the Author would have you have your cake and eat it too (spiritually speaking). He desires to fill you with joy through His Words.

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Making Your Time Count

Time. We take it for granted, yet complain we don’t have enough of it. Today’s society encourages people to work longer so they can earn more and buy more. As a result, attitudes about the value of work and the value of leisure have changed. Family, community, and personal enrichment…

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