I Thirst

Posted on April 15, 2014 | 4 comments

 This past Sunday was Palm Sunday, a remembrance of Jesus’ final entrance into Jerusalem and the start of Holy Week. While we are just at the beginning, my mind wanders a few days from now, to the anniversary of the last words of Jesus as he hung on the cross as the atonement sacrifice for […]

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Adultery – Identity and the Seventh Commandment

Posted on April 4, 2014 | 9 comments

You shall not commit adultery. – Exodus 20:14 Sex is firmly tied to our identity. How we approach sex, who we do it with, and our motivation for having sex are all products of our sense of self. In our culture, we have taken this one step further, and make sex not just a product […]

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Disappointing Noah Advice

Posted on March 24, 2014 | 33 comments

  I have not seen the new movie Noah. Neither have a lot of people. Neither have a lot of people who are telling me that I shouldn’t see it. And I find this very disappointing. There are many in the church, church leaders, church talking heads, who are in an uproar and declaring that […]

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Murder – Identity and the Sixth Commandment

Posted on March 18, 2014 | 8 comments

You shall not murder. – Exodus 20:13 Four words. A command that sets the bare minimum standard for how we are to treat other bearers of the image of the Creator. You shall not murder. Murder is not something done in an act of self-defense. Rather, murder is an act born of vengeance, anger, jealousy, […]

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Lenten Penitence

Posted on March 12, 2014 | 8 comments

We are a week into the season of Lent. A season of confession and repentance. The act of ‘giving something up’ used to break our grip on those things we cling to rather than Christ. Lent is a time to actively refocus trust. Choosing to trust. All week I have been dwelling of the Litany […]

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We Are Dust

Posted on March 5, 2014 | 14 comments

By the sweat of your brow you will eat your food until you return to the ground, since from it you were taken; for dust you are and to dust you will return. – Genesis 3:19 Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of the season of Lent. The occasion is marked, literally, with ashes on the forehead […]

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A Partner for Change

Posted on March 2, 2014 | 10 comments

  When beginning a coaching relationship with someone, the first question I ask is “do you have the will to change the system?”. This question can be in reference to any facet of change: leadership culture church systems relational systems personal development spiritual development Desire to change is one thing, having the will to change […]

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Honor Dad and Mom – Identity and the Fifth Commandment

Posted on February 24, 2014 | 12 comments

   Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the Lord your God is giving you. – Exodus 20:12 Quite possibly the six hardest words to apply in the entire Bible: honor your father and your mother. For some this commandment is difficult because father or mother were […]

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Focal Point

Posted on February 18, 2014 | 12 comments

The expression is to see the forest for the trees. Applying it to our spiritual lives means that we focus on the results while being oblivious to the big picture, that being we are part of the story of which God is the author. Take Abram and Sarai as a for instance. They were promised […]

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Sabbath – Identity and the Fourth Commandment

Posted on February 13, 2014 | 14 comments

Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your animals, nor […]

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