Resting Through the Storm

Posted on January 10, 2019 | 0 comments

At the end of a long day of teaching the crowds from the shore, Jesus confronts the disciples with a plan: That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” – Mark 4:35 It is Jesus’ idea to get in the boat before dark and head away […]

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Making Space

Posted on January 2, 2019 | 0 comments

Every year it happens. When the calendar flips from December to January we focus on change and what we want to be different in the coming year. A fresh calendar feels for many of us like a fresh start. Yet, it doesn’t take long for reality to catch up. We want things to magically be […]

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Keeping Christ In Christmas 2018

Posted on December 12, 2018 | 0 comments

This is a post that was inspired by those “Keep Christ in Christmas” magnets you see on cars throughout the year. I first posted it several years ago and because it still seems relevant, I dusted it off and posted it again. I hope it impacts your holiday. I have to confess to you that […]

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Mid Week Meditation – Psalm 90:12

Posted on October 23, 2018 | 0 comments

Teach us to number our days,     that we may gain a heart of wisdom. – Psalm 90:12 Wisdom comes from our ability to “number our days”. This is from the NIV, but I really love what the New Living Translation adds when it translates this passage – “realize the brevity of life”. On the surface, […]

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Walking the Path Together

Posted on October 1, 2018 | 0 comments

Walking through the brokenness of life is a tough experience we all share. There are temptations, unfulfilled desires, unjust circumstances, and trials around every corner. As followers of Jesus, these circumstances rightly become the subject of our prayers. But what is our mindset when we pray about these things? Often the response we choose is […]

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Mid Week Meditation – John 6:61

Posted on September 25, 2018 | 0 comments

Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, “Does this offend you? – John 6:61 The gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John – are the biography of Jesus. The record that we have of how the Image of God interacted with humanity. How he taught, who he was in relationship, what […]

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The Prayer of the Disciple

Posted on August 7, 2018 | 1 comment

In Mark chapter 9 we meet a father of a boy who has been possessed by a spirit from birth. As Jesus is confronting the issue of the man’s belief, we hear what has become my favorite prayer in the Bible. I use it throughout the day as a way to transform my thoughts as […]

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What Are You Offering?

Posted on June 29, 2018 | 0 comments

Genesis four says that God accepted Abel’s offering and rejected Cain’s. And much has been made about the fact that no real reason seems to be given for this rejection. Abel attended flocks while Cain worked the soil. Some have tried to read into this a reason for God’s preference. Among those that I have […]

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Making Time

Posted on May 15, 2018 | 0 comments

One obstacle that I experience (and that I hear described to me frequently) in developing a disciplined discipleship relationship with Jesus is the factor of time. How does one “make time?” This is the corollary to the statement “I would pray more (or read the Bible more or serve more) if I just had more […]

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Wholeness and Expectations of God

Posted on March 10, 2018 | 0 comments

We live in a world that view wholeness as circumstantial. In place of the word wholeness, we have learned to substitute happiness or comfort. So, being complete is not a state of being, but rather an emotional state. When we bring this view into our relationship with Jesus who is the source of our wholeness, […]

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