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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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Going Hard After God

December 16, 2019 0 Comments
Going Hard After God

“… we would go hard after satisfaction in God, and go hard after God as delight, our spirit’s pleasure…. Christ as our supreme gain magnifies him, exalts him, worships him whether on the street or in the sanctuary.” – John Piper It is all too easy to get our Christian walk of faith backwards. For […]

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When Being a Servant Becomes Destructive

November 11, 2019 0 Comments
When Being a Servant Becomes Destructive

The greatest among you will be your servant. Whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted. – Matthew 23:11-12 (CSB) At times it seems that God’s Kingdom operates backwards from our human logic. In order to be great we are called to serve. The Bible even calls us to lay […]

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When Everyone is a Heretic

November 4, 2019 0 Comments
When Everyone is a Heretic

Just over a week ago we had the great John MacArthur – Beth Moore kerfuffle. The complementarians and the egalitarians lined up against one another and waged a great war on social media. Many mocked and made jokes of the other. A week later nobody changed their point of view but the church was further […]

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Social Media: The Good – The Bad -The Ugly

October 28, 2019 0 Comments
Social Media: The Good – The Bad -The Ugly

Our broken human nature tends to be drawn to the sensational and the tragic. From the earliest days when news was simply spread by word of mouth it tended to deal with politics, crime and the gossip of the rich and famous. Fast forward several hundred years and now thanks to the internet, news is […]

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Whitewashed Tombs

February 18, 2019 0 Comments
Whitewashed Tombs

“Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which appear beautiful on the outside, but inside are full of the bones of the dead and every kind of impurity. In the same way, on the outside you seem righteous to people, but inside you are full of hypocrisy and lawlessness.” – […]

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Why Details Matter

January 28, 2019 0 Comments
Why Details Matter

Back in 2013 I wrote a post about how your big picture is overrated. Yes a complete vision (your big picture) of what you want to accomplish is important but if we fail to know the needed details for today we will never make our big picture a reality. That is why details matter. I […]

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House – Home – Life

November 21, 2018 0 Comments
House – Home – Life

It seems like a distant memory – Smoke poured forth from the chimney on the cool November evening. It was almost Thanksgiving. Two little kids, brother and sister, peer from the upstairs window. They anxiously await the arrival of their cousins or perhaps their dad with the turkey fresh from the butcher. Soon enough the […]

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Is Jesus Enough?

October 29, 2018 1 Comment
Is Jesus Enough?

Instead, I have calmed and quieted my soul like a weaned child with its mother; my soul is like a weaned child. – Psalm 131:2 (CSB) I am still amazed when I have read a Bible verse dozens of time and that one time it suddenly jumps out and grabs me. I have been preaching […]

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