Monthly Archives: October 2014

BEFORE DOING ANYTHING…FOCUS!

(The Story of Jesus) We are created to dream, to plan, to have the mind to focus on things as they are and things to come. We have been given gifts, talents and certain abilities along the way to hone, … Continue reading

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THE DECLARATION

When kids ask what does it mean to be baptized, I relate the act of obedience to exuberant players running onto the field of play, declaring individually what team they are on, shouting praises of their coach, ready to work … Continue reading

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IT’S NOT THE WATER, BUT THE FIRE IGNITED IN US!

IT’S NOT THE WATER, BUT THE FIRE IGNITED IN US! (The Story of Jesus) There is always a preshow entertainer that “warms up the crowd” before the main attraction hits the stage. The preshow act knows that he/she is not … Continue reading

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JOSEPH, THE CONSISTENT FOLLOWER

(The Story of Jesus) No matter what is happening in my life, I’ve ever regretted loving and following God, our Father. Don’t think I am boasting, I am not, for I am not perfect. I am, indeed, as we all … Continue reading

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JOSEPH HEARS AND OBEYS…AGAIN!

(The Story of Jesus) What is it like to be in communion with God, to be so close to his heart, that you beat with his heart. What would it be like to be close enough to hear the slightest … Continue reading

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GOD PROVIDES BEFORE WE KNOW WE NEED IT!

(The Story of Jesus) Who wins a classic 66 Mustang in a contest? This girl did. It was so surreal, when I look back on that day, September 1, and only remember the extreme surprise and joy I felt along … Continue reading

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STARGAZING SCHOLARS INCITE FEAR

(The Story of Jesus) New leadership, with a bit of knowledge, comes to town, inciting fear for those who like things just as they are. We feel we are in control when things are just as we think they should … Continue reading

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JOSEPH DID EXACTLY WHAT GOD SAID

(The Story of Jesus) To just show up when you said you would or was required of you on the work schedule is a breath of fresh air these days. To do enough to get by on the workplace is … Continue reading

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JOSEPH TAKES A STEP FORWARD

(The Story of Jesus) Being perplexed about which way to go, what plan to implement, where to begin and what to do is a good place to be. It means you are still moving forward, maybe in inches, but you … Continue reading

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BEFORE GOD SPOKE…

(The Story of Jesus) How many of us would do the “right thing” before being told? How “grown up” are we? How noble, full of integrity are we? Do we even have to think about it first or is “doing … Continue reading

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