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July 13, 2020

The summer of 2019 I committed to a fast as part of being on a team for a training in Dallas.  I thought about what I could fast from during the next 10 weeks.  A week before, my dad (a retired pastor) had called and asked me if I was going to church.  Odd in…

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June 29, 2020

Without Vision, a people perish. Proverbs 29:18 My first experience with vision that I can remember is from 6th grade. One of my fellow students had taken our class picture home, and when he came back to school the next day, he told me, “My Mom said you’re going to be President of the United…

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June 1, 2020

Like exfoliating our egos, God uses the suffering of life to scrape away the dead layers of selfishness and pride so that His image can shine through.

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May 10, 2020

In significant ways, our lives are a reflection of our beliefs.  What we believe is possible, available, attainable drives our attitudes and so our actions. We are designed by our Creator to go from ‘glory to glory’, not from settling to mediocre.  God is continually after the attitude of our hearts.

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May 10, 2020

I notice how tempted I am to think my judgment has no real impact on the one I’m judging. In fact in my worst moments I feel superior to them as I indulge my superficial judgment. It never once occurred to me that my judging of another would present as a stumbling block to them.

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May 10, 2020

I say all of us have a view of ourselves we prefer. Something we say is us. I am this kind of person- a loving person, or a good person or however else you might think of yourself that at times can be self-flattering.

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May 10, 2020

Automatic is the thief of intimacy. Decide first what you would like to share with the one in front of you, converse and listen in such a way that you share in a future worth having with them.

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May 10, 2020

What if we decided today that we were going to own our freedom and our future?  That we would honor the gift that Christ has given us by utilizing every choice to create the future, rather than staying stuck in the past?  That we would own the fruit of our choices and shift as needed.

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May 10, 2020

We are constantly thinking up new realities, and then translating them from thoughts into actions.  We dream of getting a degree, we pursue college and turn that thought into reality.  We dream of a family, we pursue marriage and kids and transform that dream into reality.

The tool that transforms thoughts into reality are our words.

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May 10, 2020

If you want to know what it means to “go deep” in the scriptures, you needn’t look any further than the great commandment and commission.  Love deeply (both God and people) and help people live out the life-altering truth that comes with that love.  The question must be “how deep can I go in my love as a result of engaging the scriptures?”

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