Jesus is Better than Hope in a Jar

What is hope? Where do you go to find hope? Can hope be found? Is it real or is hope just a feeling you get when things go well? I had a jar sitting on my bathroom counter and the label said it all. “Hope in a Jar.” It sounded so reassuring. Part of the […]

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Happy New Year?

The ball has dropped, the tinsel is fading, and the fireworks and celebrations are spent. Advent is over, the new year is here and things have not changed. I look around and see no radical move of God, no deep and lasting transformation. Like last year, my resolutions look more like my Christmas wish list […]

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Outcasts

Something about the title of this article probably interests you. The word “outcast” may have caught your attention, but probably not in a positive way. It’s the kind of interest you have when you drive by the scene of a horrific car accident. You pretend you do not want to view the details, but inside […]

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Less Spiritual, More Free

I’ll be honest, I’m wrestling these days. These words have echoed in my heart this week; less spiritual, more free. I doubt that I will ever be the same. Although God grabbed hold of me eleven years ago, I feel like I have been reborn again. It’s a bit scary. It’s like losing a foothold […]

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Best Friends Forever?

Lean On Me What comes to mind when you think about friends? Do you quickly run through images of the faces you have welcomed into your life over the years? Does it warm your heart to think about the one friend you can always count on? You know, the one you could spend hours talking […]

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Anger Games

Anger – just the word itself invokes a vision of red, an increased heartbeat,  sweaty palms and a racing mind. One medical website describes anger this way: “Anger is a very powerful emotion that can stem from feelings of frustration, hurt, annoyance or disappointment. It is a normal human emotion that can range from slight […]

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Criminal Minds

What would you say if you found out that the young woman sitting next to you in church was a thief? Recently I traveled to a conference and had a conversation with a woman like that and, ever since, I have not been able to get that discussion out of my mind. She shared with […]

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Want To Be A Good Christian?

I have had a few conversations recently with friends and co-workers on the subject of mentoring and discipleship.  Quite honestly, those two words make me a bit nervous.  Frankly, they conjure up images of two people sitting at a table, one with a Bible staring intently into the face of the person without the Bible. […]

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Marriage: What Everyone Should Know

The Bad News:  5 Steps and 10 Commandments Don’t Work There are more books, sermons, counselors and blogs giving advice and help for marriages than ever before in the history of mankind! Topics on marriage “how to” abound. An Amazon search returned these popular titles: 4 Days to a Forever Marriage, The Ten Commandments of […]

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Twitter #Single

Yes, search #single on twitter and find a myriad of interesting, funny and sad tweets.  One hundred forty characters are used to punctuate a person’s perspective on being single.   A quick peek revealed a range of feelings including: #single  I do what I wanna do, #single and hate it, I’m not #single I’m in a […]

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