Though The Righteous Fall: Setting Goals and Overcoming Failure

Posted by on 21 Dec 2013 in Personal | 0 comments

Though The Righteous Fall: Setting Goals and Overcoming Failure

So I’ve started three blogs this week but haven’t managed to post any of them… Here are four steps to walk through when you fail to meet your own expectations.

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Grateful Generosity

Posted by on 13 Dec 2013 in Personal | 0 comments

Grateful Generosity

Lately I’ve been thinking about thankfulness, gratitude, generosity, and how these go together, hand in hand. I’ve made a conscious decision to be more generous this holiday season. But being a generous giver is not about buying more. It’s about giving more.

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The Kingdom of Heaven is Like

Posted by on 11 Dec 2013 in Theology | 0 comments

The Kingdom of Heaven is Like

In the Gospel of Matthew we repeatedly hear Jesus introduce his parables with the phrase, the Kingdom of Heaven is like. And in each parable of the kingdom something big comes from something small. I get the feeling it’s something Jesus wants us to understand.

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I Like Giving

Posted by on 9 Dec 2013 in Personal | 0 comments

I Like Giving

I’ve just started reading a great new book that I wanted to share with you all. It’s called I Like Giving: The Transforming Power of a Generous Life by Brad Formsma. It’s filled with stories of regular people just like you and me giving generously in irregular ways.

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Thankful for Advent

Posted by on 3 Dec 2013 in Personal | 0 comments

Thankful for Advent

As we move from a time of Thanksgiving to a time of Advent I’m doing my best to keep that attitude of thankfulness. Because Advent is so much more than Christmas, and how can one not be thankful during this time of the year.

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The Parable of the Ungrateful Servant

Posted by on 27 Nov 2013 in Theology | 0 comments

The Parable of the Ungrateful Servant

When we recognize the magnitude of what we have been forgiven, it naturally generates a spirit of gratitude, thankfulness, generosity, and love, as Jesus shows us in the parable of the ungrateful servant.

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Humility Leads to Gratitude and Thankfulness

Posted by on 26 Nov 2013 in Theology | 0 comments

Humility Leads to Gratitude and Thankfulness

Humility leads to gratitude and thankfulness. It’s an attitude we take on that chooses to elevate others above ourselves, and by doing so we follow the example of Christ.

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Rejoice Always and Give Thanks

Posted by on 22 Nov 2013 in Personal | 0 comments

Rejoice Always and Give Thanks

A simple reminder for all of us this time of the year: Rejoice Always, Pray without Ceasing, In Everything Give Thanks!

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Grace and Judgment in The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares

Posted by on 20 Nov 2013 in Theology | 0 comments

Grace and Judgment in The Parable of the Wheat and the Tares

When Jesus tells the parable of the wheat and the tares, look below the surface meaning and you’ll find it’s about more than judgment.

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3 Things God Uses to Build our Confidence in Him

Posted by on 18 Nov 2013 in Theology | 0 comments

3 Things God Uses to Build our Confidence in Him

What builds your confidence in God? Here are three things that can build our confidence in God’s grace, provision, and love toward us. These are lessons I am learning everyday, and the stories in the Bible are for our example.

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The Hidden Treasure

Posted by on 13 Nov 2013 in Theology | 0 comments

The Hidden Treasure

Have you ever felt that God is just too big to be understood? That his Kingdom principles are just too rare and refined and lofty for us? And reconciling the goodness of God with the world around us can be overwhelming. But the knowledge and understanding of God are like a priceless treasure that when we recognize it, brings us joy.

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God Will Dwell With You

Posted by on 11 Nov 2013 in Theology | 0 comments

God Will Dwell With You

I’m not one who often prays the promises of God back to him. But if I was to pick one it would be this: God promises to dwell with me.
In the Old Testament and in the New, God promised that He would dwell with his people. That’s an awesome promise. And one I’ll take any day.

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The Sick and the Blessed

Posted by on 8 Nov 2013 in Personal | 0 comments

The Sick and the Blessed

So I am finally going to the doctor’s office. I’ve been sick all week. It’s felt like someone has stabbed a knife in my throat and then set it on fire. That sounds about right. But it got me to counting my blessings.

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The Parables of Jesus

Posted by on 6 Nov 2013 in Theology | 0 comments

The Parables of Jesus

Story communicates truth in a way that teaching doesn’t. And parables, like all stories, operate on multiple levels simultaneously. But to fully understand why Jesus taught in parables we have to remember his undercover mission and why he came.

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