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Life Challange Mindfulness

BE STILL AND KNOW

I’m told that when people are stopped at a redlight, they resent the 45 seconds of quietness and feel they must fill the void with texting. In quietness and confidence shall be your strength, not in filling every second with noise. Be still, and know that I [am] God:  Psalms 46.10 Young people today get […]

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Life Challange

ASK NOT WHAT YOUR GOD CAN DO FOR YOU

President Kennedy stood on the steps of the student union at the University of Michigan and said, “Ask not what your country can do for you, ask instead, what can you do for your country?” This was the opposite of a student demonstrating in Washington DC a few years later holding a sign. “There is […]

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Faith Life Challange

ALMOST BUT NOT ENOUGH

I recently had the privilege of showing a young mother the practicality of God’s ways and wisdom. I had about an hour to help her look at what she was doing in her response to life that was burning her out. She went back to some of my coworkers and was reported to say, “Another […]

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Iniquity Life Challange Relationships

JUDGE NOT THE OTHER–JUDGE MYSELF

I am called to judge that God’s ways work and other ways don’t. So, if I see another flaunting God’s ways I need to judge his danger and warn him. BUT I DON’T JUDGE HIM TO BE WORTH LESS THAN I, OR TO HAVE LESS HOPE, OR BE LESS LOVED THAN I. Galatians 5:14 For […]

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Hope Joy Life Challange

WHY NOT MORE?

When our children were homeschooling, they would always try to see WHAT WAS THE LEAST LEARNING THEY COULD GET BY WITH. They are doing better with that as adults, but we all struggle to get by with the least of the truly good things in life. GOD, THE WORD OF GOD, PRAYER, LEARNING, WORK,CHILDREN, EXERCISE, […]

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Bible Study Iniquity Relationships

THEOLOGICAL DEBATES

16th Century Painting by Michelangelo Anselmi Christ and the Woman of Samaria oil on canvas, 18.75 x 15.5 inches (Photo credit: Wikipedia) I’ve asked for people to ask me questions and love it when they do. BUT … I am wired to think in terms of  practical questions about life issues. When I run into […]

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Anger Grace Humility Life Challange Love Relationships

GOD’S GIFT-irritating people?

The Scriptures can be easily misapplied. Peter pointed out that Paul had written some tough things that people had twisted. The devil often leads us to a definition that is slightly twisted, can’t be applied, or would lead to disaster. For example, he will define forgiveness as not having any leftover pain and as not […]

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Life Challange Poems Worship

The Widow’s Mite

Do you sometimes feel that you have little to contribute? Well, join the club. Fortunately, God isn’t looking for a few good men, just looking for a few available ones who, though they have little, still give all the little they have to God. In God’s eyes, all of my little is a lot but […]

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Comfort Faith Hope Life Challange

WHY DID THIS HAPPEN?

“But WHY do I even HAVE to be a fellow-sufferer with Him?! I DON’T feel happy about the evil parent God gave me, I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars in therapy, years of my life have been taken from me, and I screwed up my step-son in the process, I mean royally screwed. […]

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Comfort Grace Humility Life Challange

WHAT TO DO WITH MY WORST CHARACTER FLAWS?

Have you ever wished that God would just take away one of your problem reactions to life and make it easier for you to be good? Do you struggle with anger, constantly finding fault with what everyone around you does? Does it happen as naturally as “falling of a log”? Do you struggle with sexual […]