What Message is My Life Portraying?

My life is a message.  As a follower of Christ everything I do, day in and day out, sends a  message to those around me.  I am either sending a message of love, value and acceptance or I am sending a message of disappointment, judgment and rejection. The way I live my life tells my

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My Labor To Rest

Rest One of the greatest promises that Jesus gives humanity is found in Matthew 11:28-30: Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart,

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Gracious Words Falling

Words can wound or they can heal.  Words can build up or tear down.  Words are powerful. And all were speaking well of Him, and wondering at the gracious words which were falling from His lips; and they were saying, ” Is this not Joseph’s son?”  (Luke 4:22) I love the wording that Luke uses

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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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Entering 2015 with Empty Hands

A new year is upon us.  This happens every 365 days.  Every 365 days people begin talking about making changes, setting new goals, setting resolutions, wishing for a better year than the previous one had been. I quit making resolutions several years ago.  However, I will be setting some goals for 2015 as I need

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Top Five Viewed Posts for 2014

These are the posts that got the most views in 2014.  Navigating Our Seasons Clearance Sale Jesus God is not Boastful Communion in a manger God Speaks to Our Potential These are my personal favorites from 2014 (not in any particular order). The Cross of Jesus Changes Everything Jesus Gave the World the Right to

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The Interconnectedness of us All

When God created the world the Bible says that He looked at everything and said that it was good.  However, there was one thing that God said wasn’t good about creation.  He stated that it was not good for man to be alone. (Gen. 2:18)  This is a very interesting statement.  Man was not good

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In a heartbeat…

No one wakes up and thinks that everything they have in life will be taken from them sometime that day.  We all seem to live like nothing bad is ever going to happen to us.  Most of us do not live with eternity in mind.  This past weekend saw several tornados wreak havoc across the

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Thank God, I’m Not Like You

I hate to admit this but I have fallen prey to the sin of comparison too many times to count.  It’s a dangerous sin and one that befalls many in the body of Christ.  The sin of comparison is when we compare ourselves to others.  As Jesus-followers we are not in competition with each other.  We are to compliment

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Jesus Offers Overdraft Protection

American Christians today have a sin problem.  Many of you are probably thinking, “Duh!!”.  But our sin problem is not that we sin, but rather that we focus too much on our sin.  Jesus has taken care of our sin problem by dying on the cross and being raised from the dead.  He has overcome

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