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Happy Valentine’s Day?

blog248pic1I just had lunch with a sweet friend who is recently divorced after seven years of marriage. She tried everything she could to stay married; but when the person you are married to no longer wants to be married it is a hard battle to continue here

Seeing Clearly

blog242pic1We all know the ending to the Gospel of John and oh, how we love the wonderful reinstatement of Peter. The three times Jesus commissions Peter to feed his sheep beautifully parallel the three times Peter denied Jesus. Nevertheless, have you pondered the next thing Peter says to Jesus?

Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what about him?” – John 21:20a, 21 NIV

Yep. Peter turned around, and said, (and I paraphrase), “OK, Jesus, I got it, you know I love you, I’ll feed your sheep, I’ll be led to a death I don’t want, I’ll follow you – but, what about continue here

Creatures of Habit

post128graphicMy brother told me that he’d read once that people are such creatures of habit that if we frequent a public venue regularly (a restaurant or theater for example) we will use the same bathroom stall each time.

Are you kidding me?

That seemed to be the most absurd thing I’d ever heard… until I started paying attention to my own actions. That’s when I learned that I click here for more

When God Swoops In

post127graphicWhen was the last time that God overwhelmed you with his majesty? How have you experienced God at work in your life? Can you recall a time that God moved a mountain for you, or opened a door, or protected you from danger?

Is there a critically important day in your life when God showed up and divided time; a day, or an event, when from that moment on, you referred to things as “before” and “after”?

Perhaps your calendar marks the days of sobriety. Perhaps you’re continue here.

Running On Empty!

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Empty. Exhausted. Frustrated. Burned out. Worn out. Helpless. Hopeless. Joyless. Passionless. Ready to quit. Except you can’t.

You can’t quit your job. Or your marriage. Or your parenting. Or your ministry. You can’t quit, but you can’t continue when you have nothing left to give.

Maybe if you just dig a little deeper you’ll find the drive, the motivation, the passion that you used to have. Surely it’s there; it’s just a little beyond reach. So you dig, but the hole just gets wider, deeper and find more here

A Griswold Valentine’s Day

post118g2It’s almost Valentine’s Day and I wonder how Clark Griswold would celebrate? You know Clark – he’s Chevy Chase’s character in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. He’s the guy who desires to fulfill every tradition perfectly and exceed every expectation to make Christmas more magical than anyone can imagine.

post118g1aI’m sure Clark would have high hopes for a fantastic Valentine’s Day. In his daydreams it is probably a day filled with candy for his children, flowers for his mother and mother-in-law, a romantic continue here

Buying Lies

post117graphicWhat lie have you purchased lately? None? No one buys a lie, right? Wrong. We buy lies all the time. Every time we buy into something that is not true, we are purchasing a lie. What lie(s) have you purchased…

“You’re hopeless”

“You’ve ruined your life.”

“You’ll never amount to anything.”

“You’ll always be alone.”

“You’ll continue here for truth

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