Stepping Stone or Millstone

Will I sink or will I swim? In troubled times this can be our constant question. Self-preservation seems to dictate our options. When crossing a creek, a stepping stone shows us a way across. It holds our weight so that we can cross over. The weight is distributed so that...

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Navigating Marriage

After 23 years of marriage, it is still a mystery to me. As we journey through life, we learn about the power of the Lord and the weakness of ourselves. Anything that is valuable must be invested in otherwise it devalues. Marriage is a personal investment. Many want a “quick...

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When Life Seems Impossible

There are impossible things in our lives. Weighty things that have been part of our landscape for a long time. Relationships, sickness, generational curses, strongholds…etc. Our initial reaction is to throw our hands up and say, “This will never change, he / she will never change! It will always be like this!” It...

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Healthy Leadership

Leaders are the ones with all the answers, the ones who have done it right without mistakes, the ones who know everything. The brilliant ones who multitask with one eye shut and a hand tied behind their back. No. Usually, it is the weakest people who refuse to quit and...

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Grace Identity

  Am I enough? This nagging question can cause us to soul search – but is it the right question? Self analysis helps in accessing our goals, but not in interpretation of all the facts. The trifecta of shame, guilt and fear cause us to be fragmented, resulting in a...

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Indifference

     Consider the analogy of a frog sitting in a water pot. He is use to his environment, but subtly and unaware, the water is steadily heating up, and he is being slowly cooked! Subtle changes that we “learn to live with” we don’t feel the outcome right away...

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Spiritual Agility

Who can “out-endure”? As a boxer trains to strike, he must first train to stand. His agility to block and defend are directly related to his stance. His feet are pivotal, shifting body weight to strike or to re-adjust his balance so he is not knocked over. The ability to...

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The Inner Life

Discovering Christ in the sanctuary of our hearts causes us to be reminded of the eternal realm. The privilege that we have is to come to Him – into his presence, and learn of him and have newness of life. We find that no one can love us like Christ...

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M is for Mission

God loves people more than anything. His love moves us to reach out and gather all to His table of grace. Whosoever will may come! Jesus had a mission wherever he went, to glorify His father and to make known the glorious gospel. Missions is a powerful word, the first...

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