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I like computers.  For the most part, they have made our lives and work easier.  However, there are days when something goes wrong whereby they become a source of great frustration.  Computers have several components, one of which is the monitor.  It’s what you are looking at right now reading this blog post (unless you

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Learning to Just Be

So many of us today are performance driven people.  In the American culture, in which I was born into, it’s how we are raised.  We have performance evaluations. We get grades in our school system based on performance.  Our professional athletes are paid exorbitant amounts of money based on their ability to perform in a sport.  We

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Everyone Has The Same Purpose

What is my purpose?  Why do I exist?  Is there any meaning to my life at all? These are real questions that people ask every day.  Some seem to know their purpose and some don’t.  Some go through life with great intentions, while others just seem to drift by with no real direction or goal. 

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Practicing Religion or Following Jesus?

Jesus went around helping people.  He healed people, cast demons out of people, and even raised the dead a few times.  One would think that this is a good thing.  Yet, the religious leaders of Jesus’ day got mad a few times about Jesus helping others.  Imagine that, people who claim to love and follow

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Your Attitude: The Difference Maker

It’s now a new year.  It’s funny to me how we often look at a new year as something magical.  Many are glad that 2017 is over because bad things happened to them this past year.  I am sure that good things happened as well, but the bad seems to outweigh the good. They are

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Peace On Earth

During this Christmas season, one will often see signs and banners declaring the words of Luke 2:14: “Peace on Earth, goodwill towards men.”  This was the angel’s proclamation to the lowly shepherds as they were tending their flocks by night.  They announced the birth of Jesus with this declaration. However, many don’t find much peace

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Hard-hearted Religion

Religion.  The very word evokes negative responses from so many.  Religion has been the cause of wars and disputes for thousands of years.  It has been the source of debate for countless numbers of arguments over which religion is right, which is wrong.  Even within my “religion” of Christianity, there is so much division that

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A Hardened Heart

Hard-hearted.  That’s definitely not a way that you would want someone to describe you.  Ebenezer Scrooge comes to my mind as a hard-hearted person.  Most of us would like to think that we are not hard hearted.  As a Christian pastor I would like to think that my heart is always soft and tender, that

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The Tunnel of Uncertainty

Anytime we go through transition, we go through the “tunnel of uncertainty”.  It is usually during this time that we will be tempted to give up and go back to the familiar.  As human beings, we don’t like uncertainty.  Most of us want to know what’s ahead.  We want to know what we are getting

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Letting Go in a Transition

In my last blog, I began to write about Thriving through Transitions. To transition successfully you must understand what you are transitioning from to what you are transitioning to.  You must understand what is ending.  Every transition involves an ending and a beginning.  Much like a birth, transitions involve contractions or birth pangs. When a

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