Fully Known, Fully Loved

The word of God says that the joy of the Lord is our strength but what I see are so many followers of Jesus who struggle with joy. It’s not because circumstances are hard or life is chaotic and painful; although for many of us that is our realty. No, the real issue is deeper than...
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God Cares

Man, I hate being sick. Last week I was sicker than I have been in over 30 years. Sunday night it hit me suddenly like a ton of bricks. Out of nowhere, I began having chills, fever and a temperature. By morning my body was being assaulted by a full blown case of strep throat. I...
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I Love My Church

The church is not a building, a structure or a location. It is not mortar, bricks, parking lots and classrooms. It is not an auditorium with seats, sound systems and a stage. The church is a gathering of people. The church is a family. The church is all about loving relationships...
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Consistency

Doing the right things consistently is not easy. We only see the benefit of right choices as we work at being consistent. Choosing the right action once usually doesn’t have much of a payoff. Don’t you wish eating one healthy meal a month was enough to be healthy? Wouldn’t it be...
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Loving People Like Jesus

Loving people that are in need is just easy to wrap my mind and heart around. The Good Samaritan story just makes sense to me. The guy was beat up and left for dead. Of course we should love on this guy. Other issues seem pretty clear as well. Loving people by feeding hungry kids...
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God’s Greatest Desire Is You

What’s your greatest desire? Is it finally getting your dream house, maybe going on a dream vacation, or possibly winning the lottery? Maybe it’s tough even coming up with a “greatest desire.” We all have many wants that may or may not be realized in this life. What would God’s...
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God Will Never Stop Reaching Out To You

If you work for a telemarketing company please forgive me for what I’m about to say. The truth is I absolutely hate getting soliciting phone calls. Often, these people are relentless. I remember once getting the same phone call from the same company at the same time every day for...
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Desires of My Heart

Ps. 37:4 “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.” I first read those words many years ago as a young man. The struggle I had at the time was whether or not I was going to believe them. Is this promise really true? If I found delight in my...
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