Tag Archives: faith

Where do I Find My Security? (Part 1)

Storms. Here in central Iowa we have plenty of them. It doesn’t matter if it is wind, rain, hail, or flood waters, they all surprise us with their power. It doesn’t even really matter how often it happens, we are … Continue reading

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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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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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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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All in for Jesus

In poker there is a term that I have heard that means you are risking everything: All in. I don’t know if you use it in other games of chance (I’m not a gambler, so I am no expert), but … Continue reading

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Growing… Patiently

This week I want to talk about a struggle in life that I think is common to many. We struggle with impatience. When my children were younger, I always wanted them to learn things or do things faster. I had … Continue reading

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At Calvary – Episode 73 – The Power of God to Save

Why do Christians get excited about Jesus? Is it the excitement because Jesus is popular, like a movie star? Is Jesus simply super friendly and so everyone loves Him? Why do Christians get so excited over Jesus? In the book … Continue reading

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At Calvary – Episode 72 – Eager to Be Together

Paul longed to be with the Roman Christians. As he shared that with them, Paul revealed a heart that was open. His heart was open to the Roman Christians who were Gentile. His heart welcomed the Jewish Christians. His heart … Continue reading

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Getting What We Need from God

Have you ever thought about what you want from God? I know that I have. I know that I have little right to tell God to do things for me, but I also know that God’s Word tells me that … Continue reading

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At Calvary – Episode 71 – Discipleship, Openness, and Safety

We talk about encouraging one another, but have you ever really thought about what conditions will make it possible to encourage others? They are asking questions. They are asking… Do you really care? When you find out about my real … Continue reading

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