Don’t Let Failure Define You

It was only a few hours before Peter’s epic failure. Jesus had just predicted that someone would betray Him. All the disciples were astonished and horrified at the thought. Peter had just declared his undying loyalty to Jesus even to the death. At the same time, Judas had already...
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It’s Worth It

Can I be honest? Making a difference in this world is hard. Sometimes it is exhausting. Often, it can be discouraging. Many times you are misunderstood. People are quick to condemn and slow to approve. The results you longed for didn’t come to fruition. Your heart breaks for the...
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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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