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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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Hypocrites

Hypocrites

In Romans Chapter 2, Paul states, 19 if you are convinced that you are a guide for the blind, a light for those who are in the dark, 20 an instructor of the foolish, a teacher of little children, because you have in the law the embodiment of knowledge and truth— 21 you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself? You who preach against stealing, do you steal?22 You who say that people should not commit adultery, do you commit adultery? You who abhor…

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Fire and Brimstone – Harsh Truths

Fire and Brimstone – Harsh Truths

In Isaiah, we have been reading about the destruction of people who turned away from God and it made one thing very clear throughout several chapters; it’s going to be brutal. Isaiah 15: 5 The Lord has broken the rod of the wicked,    the scepter of the rulers,6 which in anger struck down peoples    with unceasing blows,and in fury subdued nations    with relentless aggression. I’m someone who likes for someone to tell me like it is. Please don’t sugar coat it, please just tell me the news.  Well here is…

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Here am I. Send me.

Here am I. Send me.

In Chapter 6 of Isaiah, the Lord calls out, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” Immediately Isaiah says, “Here am I. Send me.” It’s a wild thought to me, the idea of the Lord asking who is willing to go and Isaiah immediately responding that he will volunteer to take up the cause. These days it’s tough to find enough parents to volunteer to work the concession stand at the ballpark, let alone answer in this…

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One Task at a Time

One Task at a Time

Get up early, read the Bible, pray, get to work, build the “to do” list at work, phone rings, chaos for the workday ensues, gym, dinner, spend time with kids, cut grass, fix xyz, try to spend time with the wife and kids, go to bed exhausted… Sound like anyone’s day?  Ever feel like you aren’t making progress? Here is the best way to tackle it. Define your priorities in life. Mine are: 1. Faith 2. Family 3. Health/Fitness 4….

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Yes, You Should Judge

Yes, You Should Judge

Ever hear someone say ” It’s not my job to judge?” Ever hear a Christian say that while speaking about another Christian?  That’s dismissive, and someone who isn’t holding themselves accountable to their duty as a Christian brother or sister.  No one likes to be confrontational, but that’s how we help hold each other accountable. And we can only hold each other accountable by judging (given scripture as our playbook) what is right and wrong. Feel free to peruse the Bible…

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