Think About It

What’s Your “Yardstick” in the Comparison Game?

If you are fortunate enough to begin your walk with God with the understanding that you are not good enough to merit his attention and affection, you are in a minority. Too many sincere believers stroll through their faith journey like a child at the fair, looking at the fun house mirrors and seeing themselves in a dissatisfied manner.…

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Who are your Samaritans?

I have long been intrigued about 3 words in the beginning of John 4. The intrigue centered on geography for one thing, but more importantly on Jesus again defying universally respected cultural bias and doing the unthinkable, at least to observant Jews. “Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more…

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What are you waiting for?

Many things are on hold or even off the plate for us as we wait out the obvious effects of this global pandemic. Life for all of us will have changed for us or we will have changed our lives to adapt to something new and evolving. Some of us will wait until this cloud and…

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Is there a “bridge over troubled waters?”

Is there a “bridge over troubled waters?” Let me emphatically say YES! First and foremost, Jesus desires to be that for us and is close at hand always, not just in times of fear, uncertainty or shortage. He is the head which gives direction to his body and Jesus’ body, the church, is intentionally in motion,…

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I can’t tell you . . .

I can’t tell you how heartening it is to witness our church family pull together to meet the needs of others during these very uncertain times. Not that I didn’t already know we had it in us, but watching so many step forward and take ownership of caring for their extended “family” is a visible sign that the “body” of…

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What’s your story?

I really mean it. What’s your faith story? Do you ever reflect on what life was like before you “met” Jesus and what has changed as a result of your encounter? Did your encounter create a dynamic that keeps you looking forward to more of him? Did you meet the “real” Jesus? I suspect there must be a legion of…

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Does the unknown produce fear or the peace of God?

Hmmm. Did you answer, “that depends?” I guess it does, but should it? The enemy would like nothing better than to keep us inside-out in an uncertain state of mind, uncertain about our safety, our future, even our salvation, and dependent upon anything but God for the spells of anxiety that crash against our lives at the most vulnerable times.

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You can choose to believe it . . . . or not

As followers of Jesus, there is an essential new set of truths to live by. Because we tend to latch on more easily to the things we can see and identify them as real, honestly appropriating God’s truth to be our truth can be a personal challenge.

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Maybe I will not get better – – or be healed

The desire for healing comes to the forefront in all if us when we or someone we care for struggles physically, emotionally or spiritually with an issue beyond their or our means to resolve. Pain and suffering is a natural component of life. It is inescapable and universal.

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“The Truth Shall Set You Free”

That lofty borrowed phrase, “the truth shall set you free,” seen on a multitude of institutions of “higher learning” across the world, is intended to give the impression that within the walls of these campus buildings lies the unlimited, unchanging, absolute source of wisdom.

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