Tag Archives: Jesus

From Paycheck to Purpose

What makes your work meaningful for you? Is it the paycheck? Are you climbing the ladder? Is that enough for you or do you need more? What if you are retired? Does getting out of bed in the morning excite … Continue reading

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What is Your Vision?

Everyone has an idea of what they are capable of. Sometimes it comes from training. Our athletes, soldiers, and doctors have this idea. They have been trained for a job. It becomes second nature to them and they know that … Continue reading

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The Blessing of a Grateful Heart

When was the last time you thought of how important gratitude is to following Jesus?  Although I have many thoughts on the subject, I am not the first or the most eloquent thinker about gratitude.  The following is a quote … Continue reading

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We Need Jesus – Are We Honest About That?

“He has filled the hungry with good things; And sent away the rich empty- handed.” Luke 1: 53 Pride is an American institution.  We have self-made men.  We have stars.  We have prima donnas.  We have divas.  We are the … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Service

Calvary’s Candlelight Christmas Eve Service Christmas Eve – 7 PM Candlelight, precious hymns, God’s promises. We think deeply together about the coming of Jesus. We are blessed as we do. For those who might be uncomfortable with live flames, electric … Continue reading

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God’s Peculiar Preparation

When we think of Christmas preparations we usually think of trees and lights and tinsel and stuff. However, someone else prepared for the coming of Jesus. No, I am not talking about Mary or Joseph. I am talking about God. … Continue reading

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Faith through Disappointment (the one about bitterness)

Consider the alternative When we feel disappointment sometimes we give ourselves permission to be angry for a while. That’s actually okay. There is nothing wrong with acknowledging how someone has hurt us. In fact, it is healthy to be honest about our … Continue reading

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Faith – In Disappointment (part 1)

We have all experienced it. Maybe it was when you were little and Grandpa promised you an ice cream cone, and then you were disappointed when no ice cream cone came. Maybe it was in middle school when you experienced … Continue reading

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Faith, Grace, and Real Life – Forgiveness

“My heavenly Father will also do the same to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart.” Matthew 18:35 Words have power.  They do not have the power of magic, but the meanings of words … Continue reading

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Faith, Hope, And How They’re Connected

This week let’s think about walking in faith. There are times that it is easy and times that it is hard. It is easy to walk in faith in the areas that you don’t really feel threatened. For most of … Continue reading

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