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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How to Thrive Through Transition

Life is full of transitions and changes.  The only thing in life that you can count on is that things will change.  Where I live we have four seasons, a time when nature transitions from one period to another.  I believe that God created the earth to move forward in cycles.  We have twenty-four hours

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You Don’t Have a Sin Nature, part 2

This is the second in a series of articles on the notion that Christians do not have a sin problem, they have a thinking problem. You can read the first article here. The second area of thinking that we must start from is that we are no longer of this world. We are now citizens

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You Don’t Have a Sin Problem, part 1

I want to begin a new series of posts concerning living in the flesh and believing lies.  As a believer in Christ, we are to walk in the Spirit and live according to the truth.  Yet, many find themselves struggling with sin and living defeated lives.  We can live in the abundance that Jesus gives

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Can You Trust in Suffering?

Several years ago, something happened that drastically changed my life in a very real, dramatic and devastating way.  I knew then that it would have lasting effects that would just ripple through time.  That event led to other events that have caused a lot of suffering in my life.  I wish I could tell you

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The Struggle is Real!

This is a saying that has become popular over the last couple of years. I imagine that most of us have heard, or even said, “the struggle is real.”  Some people say it in jest.  Others are quite serious about it.  We have all struggled with something in our lives more than once. But what

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I’m Back

Wow, I can’t believe it has been over three months since my last post. In February we moved to Oklahoma to begin working with The Grace Center as the Administrative Pastor. It has been a great new and fresh start for me. Unfortunately, my blog has suffered neglect in the midst of my transition. But

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Who You See is Who You Receive

We come in contact with people every day.  Some we know, most we don’t.  Immediately upon meeting someone for the first time, we form an impression. As human beings, we tend to make quick judgments about people when we first meet them.  We tend to “size them up.” Unfortunately, we all tend to be a

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The Magic of a New Year

January seems so magical.  It feels fresh.  It feels rejuvenating as one looks at a brand new calendar with nothing on it, ready to receive new input, see new adventures and dream new dreams.  If you had a bad year, then January 1st is a way of saying goodbye to the old year and believe

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Am I a Christian? Ask My Neighbor!

If your neighbors, family, friends or co-workers were asked if you were a Christian what would their answer be?  Would they be able to answer with a resounding yes or would they simply say that you claim to be one? What would make the difference? Most people know what a Christian is…..a follower of Jesus.

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