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Five Days to the Cross

March 30, 2015 2 Comments
Five Days to the Cross

 Yesterday Christians worldwide celebrated Palm Sunday. As the culmination of Jesus earthly ministry drew to a close he enters Jerusalem riding on a donkey. Jews were looking for a warrior king to come and set them free from the tyranny of Rome. However, Jesus did not fit so nicely in that box. He broke all […]

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Called to be Available

March 9, 2015 0 Comments
Called to be Available

Several weeks ago I read a post by Brad Waggoner over at Thom Rainer’s blog. Brad talks about leading when you are in a support role. He made the statement that we are “called to be available.” It may not be what we feel is our eventual calling but we must be available to Jesus […]

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Make Your Greatest Discovery Today

March 2, 2015 2 Comments
Make Your Greatest Discovery Today

“One of the great discoveries of man makes, one of his great surprises, is to find he can do what he was afraid he couldn’t do.” – Henry Ford, quoted by John Maxwell in Mentoring 101 The greatest limiters in life are the doubts we have about our self. (Click to Tweet) We think of […]

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The Invitation to Pray

February 23, 2015 3 Comments
The Invitation to Pray

“But we must see the expectation to pray not only as a divine summons, but also a royal invitation.” – Donald S. Whitney, The Spiritual Disciplines   One of the things that is so wonderful about the Christian Faith is that we are able to go before God in prayer, and He promises us through […]

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The Happy Christian: A Book Review

February 18, 2015 0 Comments
The Happy Christian: A Book Review

I have to admit I was highly skeptical when I read the title, The Happy Christian: Ten Ways to Be a Joyful Believer in a Gloomy World,  the forthcoming book by David Murray. However, I enjoyed his last book, Jesus on Every Page. You can read my review here. I am also a frequent reader […]

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Why You Should Celebrate Lent This Year

February 16, 2015 2 Comments
Why You Should Celebrate Lent This Year

I am sure that many either don’t give Lent a thought or think of it as some form of archaic religious legalism. However, setting our selves apart to celebrate Lent is important. What is Lent? This year Lent begins on Wednesday (Ash Wednesday) February 18th and ends on Thursday (Maundy Thursday) April 2nd – Lent […]

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Community of Church

February 9, 2015 8 Comments
Community of Church

From Genesis to Revelation the Bible tells of God building a people. God does move on us and cares for us individually; however, he has created us to live in a community.  It seems to be the thing today to talk about how hypocritical Christians are. Even we Christians seem to relish in tearing down […]

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The Razor’s Edge Between Success and Failure

February 2, 2015 6 Comments
The Razor’s Edge Between Success and Failure

When you take a close look at success you soon discover that there is a fine line that separates it from failure.  The desire is great to try and keep our life neat and tidy. We create structures to keep us from stress and strain. Yet the stress and strain continue to come so we […]

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My One Word for 2015

January 19, 2015 11 Comments
My One Word for 2015

As I am a fairly avid blog reader I kept seeing people picking a single word to set a theme for 2015. At first I did not think much about it and wrote it off to just a social media fad. I have not read Mike Ashcraft’s book titled My One Word.  However, the one […]

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Another Year of Great Reads – What I read in 2014

January 5, 2015 7 Comments
Another Year of Great Reads – What I read in 2014

I have a simple goal to read just 20 books each year. I know there are many who read a lot more than that but 20 is the right number for me. In 2014 I barely completed that goal by reading 21. It was a busy year.   Please note that the lack of comments […]

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