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The Power Of The Tongue

(Originally posted 7-12-18)

And among all the parts of the body, the tongue is a flame of fire. It is a whole world of wickedness, corrupting your entire body. It can set your whole life on fire, for it is

An Unsafe Faith

(Originally posted 5-15-19)

I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again.  Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one.  Three times I

Rooted In Self-Control (The Fruit Series)


But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control.  Galatians 5:22,23 

Well, this goal of getting through all 9 fruits of the Spirit is now nearly complete.  I had no idea when I…

Determined In Faith (The Fruit Series)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control.  Galatians 5:22,23 

Taking a slight turn this week, our discussion of The Fruit moves toward faith itself.  As mentioned, all traits within Galatians 5:22,23…

Motivated In Goodness (The Fruit Series)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control.  Galatians 5:22,23 

In continuing on in The Fruit series, I have to admit I have a strong desire just to know how you…

Marked By Kindness (The Fruit Series)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness, self-control.  Galatians 5:22,23 

In 2019, I felt compelled to spend some time venturing into the Fruit of The Spirit; a topic which I feel is…

He Is Their Help And Shield (Psalm 115)

(Originally posted 7-6-17) 

Israel, trust in the Lord! 
He is their help and shield. 
House of Aaron, trust in the Lord! 
He is their help and shield. 
You who fear the Lord, trust in the Lord! 
He is their help

Living Generously Part 2: Giving Of Our Time & Talents

 

“If you have money, power, and status today, it is due to the century and place in which you were born, to your talents and capacities and health, none of which you earned. In short, all your resources are in

Living Generously Part 1: Stewarding Money & Resources

“Abundance isn’t God’s provision for me to live in luxury. It’s His provision for me to help others live. God entrusts me with His money not to build my kingdom on earth, but to build His kingdom in heaven.” Randy

The Gospel Of Me

I am Thy servant to do Thy will, and that will is sweeter to me than position or riches or fame, and I choose it above all things on Earth or in Heaven.  A.W. Tozer 

I’ve found a search for…

Whom Shall I Send? - Isaiah 6 (Prayers Of The Bible)

Prayers Of The Bible:  Isaiah’s Prayer, Isaiah 6:8 

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send?  And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I.  Send me!”  Isaiah 6:8 

In this Prayers…

The Investment Of Time

(Originally posted 1-25-18) 

“The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now.”  Rick Warren 

Of all the things we can offer another person in our lives, what is…

Rome Wasn't Corrupted In A Day

You’ve probably heard the phrase “Rome wasn’t built in a day.”  It’s seemingly a nod to ingenuity and development; an acknowledgment that any process worth doing or worth building takes time.  “Nothing happens overnight” is another way of saying the…

No Plan B

(Originally posted 8-9-18)

From this time many of his disciples turned back and no longer followed him.  “You do not want to leave too, do you?” Jesus asked the Twelve. Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go?

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…