Three Things I’ve Noticed in Quarantine

Posted on April 24, 2020 | 0 comments

For the past month or so, most of us who are not “essential” workers have gotten to know our houses very well. Every phase of our lives is being done differently right now. That includes our spiritual lives. What have you learned about your spiritual life from being in quarantine? In James’ letter, the author […]

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Disruption

Posted on March 17, 2020 | 0 comments

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also…Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?…But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has […]

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What Christmas Brought

Posted on December 17, 2019 | 0 comments

Christmas is upon us, and those who follow the way of Jesus are filled with joy at the remembrance of the Son of God’s entrance into humanity. In Jesus we have been offered the Father’s ultimate gift to his creation: his one and only Son. One of my fondest childhood Christmas memories involves the way […]

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Remaining Centered

Posted on July 22, 2019 | 0 comments

As followers of Jesus’ way, we long to develop a state of our soul that is in continual communion with God. This is of course done in prayer. The apostle Paul wrote to the Thessalonians that they should “pray continually”, but how is this possible in the ebb and flow of daily life? In Jesus […]

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The Necessity of Unity

Posted on April 4, 2019 | 0 comments

Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. – Philippians 2:1-2 When I read the entirety of chapter 2 of […]

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God and Decision Making

Posted on March 22, 2019 | 0 comments

Many years ago, I had a friend I was working with who was presented with two opportunities. He prayed. He invited others to pray with him. We talked many times. But in all the prayer and discussion, my friend was left feeling like he hadn’t heard from God. He became paralyzed by anxiety because he […]

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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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