Lost Your Work?

Lost Your Work?

How many times have you been working on your computer and then lost all your work because the computer freezes or some malfunction occurs? SO frustrating. You restart trying to remember everything you’ve done to that point thinking there is no way you could do it better the second time around. All we can think about is the work we previously did. When you invite Jesus into your heart recognizing that He is the only Savior we need, Jesus froze…

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Rainbows and Unicorns

Rainbows and Unicorns

Life is tough, life isn’t fair and we all know it.  We also know a good parent disciplines.  While we love our children, we want them to be productive and high-quality contributors to society.  It will never happen by putting them in bubble wrap, giving them all they want, and never telling them “no.” God is our heavenly father. How can we grow if we are never challenged or disciplined for our wrongdoings? 11 No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but…

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Muscle Memory

Muscle Memory

My brothers and sister grew up playing sports just as many kids do.  And one of my favorite quotes is from Bruce Lee. “I fear not the man who has practiced 10,000 kicks once, but I fear the man who has practiced one kick 10,000 times.” This is critical to success.  Muscle memory.  Muscle memory helps us do things without thinking, helps us react and respond due to overwhelming practice.  Do we thank God endlessly throughout our day, do we pray to him without…

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Don’t Wait to be Good Enough…

Don’t Wait to be Good Enough…

Ever invited someone to the gym and they said: “Well, I just want to lose a little weight first.”. Ever invite someone to church and say, “Well, I just got to get myself together first.” Wrong answer. We lose weight by getting TO the gym, we grow closer to Jesus by taking action steps of prayer, attending church, reading the word.  You’ll never be “good enough”, we’re all just working to get better.   Here is some confidence for you that…

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“Kill” Them with Kindness

“Kill” Them with Kindness

Romans 12 has a unique standing for me.  Before I deployed, my sister was going to get my name with a yellow ribbon license plate for her truck. Ashby and I had been doing our Bible study and just read through Romans once before. It was about our enemies.  I needed some perspective and Romans 12 delivered.  17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. 18 If it is possible, as far…

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Idols Made by Men

Idols Made by Men

In Isaiah 40, we learned of idols that were made by men.  Throughout history, we know that people have worshipped “gods” and we know that people made them up.  Ever wonder why? God instilled in us a knowledge of “there is more to life than this” and that there is “some higher power”. Some people just don’t know where to look so they symbolize it.  But here is an interesting point. Jesus factually lived.  It is documented. Another point, it…

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Politics

Politics

Isaiah 40:17 says, “Before him all the nations are as nothing; they are regarded by him as worthless and less than nothing.”‭ Some of the worst name calling in the world of politics is from that of professing Christians. Is that attitude setting us up for opportunities to witness to others, or pushing those we seek to save further from us? That’s rhetorical. We tend to get wrapped up in government affair and politics, yet do you think God is…

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Paul’s Reminder

Paul’s Reminder

I really like Paul’s reminder here in Romans chapter 9: 30 What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith; 31 but the people of Israel, who pursued the law as the way of righteousness, have not attained their goal. 32 Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone.  Are we living our lives as though we can earn…

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Covers It All

Covers It All

From Romans 8: 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons,[k] neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. One of my favorite verses. It just gives us this great confidence that no matter what we’ve done, or where we are in life, God’s love is big enough to cover…

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Prayer Struggles

Prayer Struggles

Romans 8:26 says, In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.  I struggle with prayer, so this verse gives me hope. I find tremendous comfort here knowing that God knows my concerns, which mostly revolve around my family if I’m honest.  Many times I fall asleep in the middle of my prayers since I admittedly don’t pray without ceasing…

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