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May 24, 2017

I think today might be a good day to talk about stability!             My trusty, rusty American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language defines stability as constancy of character or purpose; tenacity and steadfastness, reliability and dependability.             What’s not to love…right? Instead, most of the time culture seems to consider stability to be tedious […]

May 12, 2017

This morning I woke up with fishing on my brain.  Who knows why?             Maybe it’s because I plan to do some fishing next week down in the Florida Straits.  What I do know is that fishing can be over-the-top thrilling or a complete exercise in frustration, at any given moment!           I once hooked a […]

May 11, 2017

Let’s just sit still for a moment and meditate on the presence of God.             I thought about that sit still part after running across an argument on Facebook this morning about someone killing a snake. One soul chimed in that snakes are neighbors too. It was on!             I am sort of indifferent about snakes. […]

May 10, 2017

Today we have the same choice that we face every other day. We can change our lives to more closely model Jesus or we can stay the same.             Last night I had a revelation and it caused a memory to pop up that I had long since forgotten and hoped for it to have […]

May 9, 2017

While reading the New Testament this morning, I had a weird thought! Maybe you have had the same weird thought!             If you have ever read the New Testament and had this sensation of waking up and smelling some coffee that the church is missing the boat, please raise your hand!             Yeah, me too! OK, you can […]

May 5, 2017

Today I want to talk about rust and stagnation.   Have you ever considered that this set of twins offers more danger to our lives than taking risks?             Humans are odd creatures. On the one hand, we create as many systems as possible to provide safe living but on the other hand, we turn […]

May 4, 2017

Have you ever considered that the most dangerous places on earth are made safe because Christ is there?             I was reminded of this fact earlier this morning while reading about Jesus and the boys crossing the Sea of Galilee. You may remember the story where out of nowhere, without warning a furious storm came up […]

May 3, 2017

Have you ever considered that when we are afraid, the temptation that comes along with it is to think that we are also alone?             Marriages fail sometimes. Homes break apart. Jobs are lost. The very ground that we walk on begins to feel unstable. Structures that we counted on to remain stalwart crumble.            Again, often […]

May 2, 2017

I think today would be a good day to chat about overcoming.             And, who better to lead the charge than Helen Keller? Keller said, “The world is full of suffering. It is also full of the overcoming of it!”             Next, there is Jesus. Jesus was, is and will be the king of overcoming! […]

April 28, 2017

This morning I woke up with a modern hymn playing inside my head for some strange reason. I suppose it must mean something.             The name of the hymn is I See You, by Michael W. Smith. Take a listen if you’d like:             Couple this with a quote from Kristen Leigh Kludt’s recent book, […]

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