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He Is Not Here, He Has Risen!

He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.  Matthew 28:6 

As I write this blog leading up to Easter, I am convicted to ask ourselves a question.  The question…

Guided By Patience (The Fruit Series)

Patience.  Arrggh.  This one’s a toughie.  Get this:  in some versions of the Bible, the actual word for patience in the listing of the fruit of the Spirit is translated as long-suffering.  That to me is an accurate and…

Filled With Peace (The Fruit Series)

If you’ve read much of the Bible, you know the concept of peace is often cited; certainly through the Gospels with Jesus but also in many other contexts.  It can be a very broad term in which a discussion can…

Defined By Joy (The Fruit Series)

I've got the joy, joy, joy, joy, 
Down in my heart, 
Down in my heart to stay. 

You’ll have to forgive me as this old children’s melody (I’ve Got The Joy) seems to pop into my head as I consider…

The Fruit - An Introduction 

The longer I do a weekly blog, the more I’m aware there’s so much out there I’d like to write about.  Ideas seem to foster more ideas.  But there’s only so much time and so many hours within a day…

The God Of Just Enough

As often as I write this blog and share what’s on my heart, hoping it will resonate with someone, I know the process begins within me.  I write out of a need to deal with my own failings and short-comings…

You Can't Fly With No Wings

An interesting exchange happened the other day with my youngest son, Jacob.  Jacob is 4 years old and it alway amazes me to observe his world, through his words and actions.  I was in our master bedroom and had just…

The Weakest And The Least

(Originally posted 7-20-17)

“Pardon me, my lord,” Gideon replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family.”  Judges 6:15 

One of my favorite things…

A Brush With Greatness

I grew up in Minnesota and if you the know the state at all, you know it prides itself as “The State of Hockey.”  In Minnesota, hockey is almost a religion and from little on up, kids are introduced to…