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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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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Spiritual Stretch Marks

Stretch marks are unsightly.  They occur on people who have either gained weight or on women during pregnancy because the body is gaining weight rapidly and the skin cannot keep up with the changes.  They happen because the skin gets stretched due to growth.  I don’t know anyone that likes them or even desires them.

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How to Overcome the Curse of Tomorrow

  Today will lead you into tomorrow but tomorrow will always lead you into today. The meaning of the above statement is that tomorrow never comes.  When you go to sleep at night thinking “I will do thus tomorrow” you wake up and it’s today.  So tomorrow never really comes.  It is always now.  It

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3 Reasons Why I Can’t Support Kim Davis

Most have already heard about County Clerk Kim Davis and her refusal to issue marriage licenses based upon her religious convictions.  She is now sitting in a jail cell for refusing to comply with court orders.  While I do applaud her convictions, and I do agree, that according to the Bible, same-sex marriages is not

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Can You Handle Your Freedom?

I had a friend named Jimmy who spent 18 years of his adult life in prison.  He did a 13 year stint, got out and was arrested 11 months later.  He did another 5 years and was released.  The church I pastored at the time had a prison ministry that Jimmy was a part of

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I Give Up

I give up.  I can’t do it anymore.  I quit. Now you are wondering what I am giving up and quitting. Control! (I wrote about The Illusion of Control). I have finally gotten to the place in my life where I realize that I have been stressing out over things that I cannot control.  All

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Ordinary: How to turn the world upside down (book review)

Once in a while I will read a book that not only captivates my attention but also convicts my soul.  Ordinary:  How to Turn the World Upside Down by Tony Merida is a book that has done both.  It’s a small book that one can easily get through in a couple of hours but the

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You & Your Thoughts (book review)

I’ve been a Christian now for over 30 years.  I’ve been involved with full-time church work for the majority of my adult life.  If there’s one thing that really irks me about American Christians, especially those of the Pentecostal/Charismatic tribe (of which I hail from), it’s that they don’t think!  We’ve become so used to

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