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In Suffering – Stand in the Glory

April 6, 2020 0 Comments
In Suffering – Stand in the Glory

For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is going to be revealed in us. – Romans 8:18 (CSB) We all experience struggles of life. Some of these rise to the level of being catastrophic. At times life just seems too hard. At the time […]

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04: Life of Faith in a Scary World

March 23, 2020 0 Comments
04: Life of Faith in a Scary World

At the time of this podcast recording our world has seemed to have gone made as we are greatly impacted by coronavirus / covid19 pandemic. In this episode I offer some of my thoughts on how Christians can respond. To be honest, virus or no virus this is a way of life we should always […]

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Cultivating Faithfulness in the Ordinary of Every Day

March 2, 2020 0 Comments
Cultivating Faithfulness in the Ordinary of Every Day

Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness – Psalm 37:3 (NASB) I assume that all of us have big dreams and visions for life. They might be dreams of staring your own business or planting a church. My wife Janice, and I have big dreams and visions for […]

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03: To Know God Better – Prayers of Paul part 2

February 27, 2020 0 Comments
03: To Know God Better – Prayers of Paul part 2

In this podcast episode we will continue with the series on the Prayers of Paul. We will take a deep dive look at Ephesians 1:17 I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better. […]

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Finding Greater Faith and Purpose for Life – A YouTube Introduction

February 24, 2020 0 Comments
Finding Greater Faith and  Purpose for Life – A YouTube Introduction

Well, I will never be accused of being an early adopter. I recently launched my podcast and I have decided to enter the world of YouTube. Just like my blog and podcast my primary goal is to encourage others to find greater faith in Jesus and live out their purpose for life. In my very […]

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01: Hanging Out with Pastor Jon Podcast

January 23, 2020 0 Comments
01: Hanging Out with Pastor Jon Podcast

Well I guess I will never be accused of being an early adopter. I have been blogging since 2009 and have been wanting to launch a podcast for quite a while. I guess I have never wanted it bad enough. 2020 seems like a good year to finally do this. In this first episode I […]

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In 2019 I saw the Double Nickel

January 20, 2020 0 Comments
In 2019 I saw the Double Nickel

What an odd title for a blog post. Yes, I guess it is. Last year I made my 55th pass around the sun. For me that was a bit of an accomplishment.  Several years ago I wrote about one of my greatest childhood heroes, my dad. I was just eleven years old when I watched […]

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Expansion – My One Word for 2020 – Part II

January 13, 2020 0 Comments
Expansion – My One Word for 2020 – Part II

Right before the turn of the new decade I declared, “Expansion,” as my one word for 2020. In that post I mentioned I really did not have a lot of clarity for how Expansion will impact my year. In just the few days since then I have gained some clarity.  You can read part one […]

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Expansion – My One Word for 2020 – Part I

December 30, 2019 1 Comment
Expansion – My One Word for 2020 – Part I

I don’t have a “one word” every year but on the years that I do they seem to just show up. I don’t go through some exercise to think one up. They could be seeds planted by the Holy Spirit or they could be my imagination. What I do know is when they do show […]

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The Risk of Mary and Joseph

December 23, 2019 0 Comments
The Risk of Mary and Joseph

It has hard to believe 2019 is almost done. Here we find ourselves at yet another Christmas. A time to remember the birth of our savior Jesus Christ. Without a birth there can be no new life. I have been reflecting on the reality that some 2000 years ago a young virgin named Mary and […]

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