Category Archives: thoughts

Giving Thanks and Other Essentials

Thanksgiving is an essential. The problem is, we don’t think of it as an essential. We think it’s important. We think it’s nice. Too often though, we act as if gratitude is an add-on rather than an essential. Consider this … Continue reading

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Doing Good Stuff in Secret

Why do you do things? Do you do things just because it’s the loving thing to do? Can we really honestly say that is our only motivation? To be honest I kind of wonder if it is. I wonder that … Continue reading

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The Example of God

Rain. When you are a kid, it is something to have fun in. You play in it, you dance around, and you get completely covered in mud. Even though you’re covered in mud, it’s all good. As we get older, … Continue reading

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Humility – Why Seek It?

I hate just listing a group of verses, but I think that this time it’s necessary. Why? I believe I need to list them because we struggle with actually believing what God has said. Sure, we nod our head and say, … Continue reading

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Consider the Cost of the Life You are Living

We have been talking a lot about living for Christ on Sunday mornings. Sometimes I think that as we emphasize living for Christ we can come under the false impression that such living is easy and has no cost to … Continue reading

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Treasuring New Things

Jesus said, “Wherever your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” I have always used this verse as a test. I look at what my heart yearns for, and I discover what my treasure is. What if it can … Continue reading

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A Wondrous Protection

When I think of my mistakes I have a recurring question: How can I make it right? In my quest to right the wrongs of my own making, I have discovered there is a difference between acknowledging wrongs and constantly … Continue reading

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Avoiding Blind Spots

Blind spots. I hate them in my cars. They cause accidents. They scare the livin’ daylights out of me. I hate them even more in my life. The problem of blind spots in life are two-fold – 1) I resist … Continue reading

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Living by Grace Protects Us

As a Christian, I am very familiar with being saved by grace. The question I often have, though, is, “Do I live by grace?” Have you asked that question of yourself lately? Paul says, “By grace you have been saved … Continue reading

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When We Are Asked…

I have noticed that questions are effective tools for getting some one to talk. Questions (especially open ended ones) invite people to give their opinions or share their experiences. Questions also make people think. When thinking happens amazing things are … Continue reading

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