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Fighting with God: Do we win or lose?

My pride tells me that when I’m in the middle of a fight with God because I refuse to let go of something, that I’m going to lose. I don’t want to give up on whatever it is that I’m … Continue reading

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My priorities are in the right place…I think.

I’ve read a lot lately that talks about priorities. Many discussions about where are your priorities. Most of the posts that I read say that the priorities list looks something like this: 1. God 2. Self 3. Husband/Wife 4. Kids … Continue reading

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This is what happens when I spend a week offline

I spent nearly all last week offline, cheating occasionally by checking email through my phone. I didn’t do this for any deep psychological reason, I simply ran out of time. I spent every possible minute spending time with people and … Continue reading

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What I do when I don’t want to write

“After some time, I find that I keep reading about the same topics, over and over. Authors that once encouraged me, now leave me restless for something new. I’ve read enough blogs, books, articles in the last ten years to … Continue reading

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Safety is relative

We spend a lot of time thinking about our personal safety. It’s not safe to play with matches. It’s not safe to drive over the speed limit. It’s not safe to get on an airplane without screening passengers through a metal … Continue reading

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Marge, and the story she tells

I just re-read some old posts, and I noticed that I have the same themes repeating in my life. I feel a little bit like I’m repeating the same lessons, ideas, struggles, or dreams. I have been influenced by certain … Continue reading

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I think I learned my lesson

Thanks for all of the comments and feedback in last week’s post about the J.O.Y. rule. It seems that really resonated with a lot of you. I like the conversations that it generated outside of the post as well. It’s … Continue reading

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Christians make terrible rules

Growing up, my family was in church every time the doors were open. Sunday morning, Sunday school, followed by church. Go home for a pot roast and an afternoon of rest. Return to church for evening service, or as we … Continue reading

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Love yourself

1 Corinthians 13  1 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and … Continue reading

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How chocolate covered strawberries taught me about Lent

I didn’t grow up practicing Lent, or any other practice of the Christian Calendar. Over the last five years as an adult, I’ve come to appreciate the value of these sacred practices. This year, I wanted to give up something for Lent … Continue reading

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