5/24/19– God’s Will

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A man was journeying at night and fell off a cliff, but managed to grab a straggly branch that stopped him from tumbling to his death. Alone, he quickly surveyed his situation and realized he wouldn’t be able to hold on for long. He decided to call out for help. “Is anyone up there?” After what seemed like an eternity …

5/23/19– Fired

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It seemed like fire ignited Jesus at his transfiguration on the mountain. Peter, James and John were watching. God recorded the event in the Bible for us to watch, too. “Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus” (Matthew 17:3). God summoned Moses and Elijah from their heavenly retirement to appear in fiery splendor, bringing with …

5/22/19– No Longer Slaves

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Both sons in Jesus’ parable believed it was by works that they earned a place in their father’s household. “Make me like one of your hired servants,”was the younger son’s plan, and “All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders” (Luke 15:19,29) was the older son’s self-justification for pouting. The father interrupted the younger son’s …

5/21/19– (I’m) Perfect

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Whether you are teaching your kids how to say their ABC’s, play the piano, or mow the lawn, there’s a combination of theory and practice. You tell them how to do it. You might show them how to do it. But then, you let them do it. And, they may replace “C” with “G.” They may play a wrong note. …

5/20/19– Performance

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Rick was a street performer. A magician, and a mighty good one. Vegas begged to book him but he insisted that the street was his stage. He traveled a lot, but booked only street gigs. Sometimes he just showed up on busy corners in New York or Paris or Dubai. And women loved his magic, like it cast a spell …

5/17/19– Bread for Beggars

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I’d like to introduce you to a resource that inspires, encourages and informs your soul. It’s called Bread for Beggars, an online ministry where you can “Visit daily for music you can dance in your kitchen to, stories you can sink your teeth into, and art that might surprise you.” Spend some time this weekend touring what they offer. Here …

5/16/19– Agency

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“Then the Lord reached out his hand and touched my mouth and said to me, ‘I have put my words in your mouth’.” (Jeremiah 1:9) Professional athletes hire agents to represent them—the agent swings deals, takes phone calls, and looks out for the interest of the athlete. Typically Christians think of God representing us, looking out for our interests. And …

5/15/19– Go to Church

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Today, instead of telling you to go to church this Sunday, I’m going to let someone else tell you. A frazzled mom who understands the importance of going to church—even with “baby brain.” I believe anyone can understand these 5 reasons, and benefit from her encouragement. https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/5-reasons-keep-going-church-baby-brain/ I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house …

5/14/19– Believe

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“God, what should I do?” When struggling with a decision, that’s the most common request of God that people tell me they make. Personally, it’s also my own experience, too. I really like it. Here’s why: prayers for things to happen, for God to snap his fingers and fix cancer, for God to create gorgeous weather, for God to do …