The Bible

The Power of Forgiveness.

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God Forgives.  Have mercy on me, O God,     according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy     blot out my transgressions. (Psalm 51:1)  Forgiveness cleanses. Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,     and cleanse me from my sin! (Psalm 51:2)  Forgiveness comes through confession. For I know my transgressions,     and my sin is ever before […]

Theology

5 Tips for Smashing Your Idols.

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Perhaps during Sunday’s sermon God made you aware of some idols in your life. If so, here are a five suggestions for smashing them. Fight lies with truth. At the bottom of every idol is a lie. Idols promise you things they can’t really deliver, and they always cost you more than you really want […]

Wise Living

How to get through a REALLY Bad Day.

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We all have bad days, but Jeremiah was having a really, really bad day (or days). Babylon had destroyed Jerusalem, and Jeremiah was among those Israelite’s carried off by Nebuchadnezzar into exile. It was a bad day.  Jeremiah’s hopelessness.  My soul is bereft of peace;     I have forgotten what happiness is; so I say, “My endurance […]

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Your Job is not Your Work

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Do you have “another case of the Monday’s?” Monday is a dreaded and mocked day in our culture because it returns us back to the grind, and tells us it’s time to get back to work.  But what if this Monday was less about your job, and more about your work? What’s the difference?  Your […]

The Bible

Drive, Bike, and Walk Through Scripture.

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This week on vacation I have done three things almost everyday. Drive. Bike. Walk.  All three are methods of transportation, but all three are quite different in form and results.  You drive because you want to get somewhere. It’s about the destination.  You bike because you want to see the sights and get some exercise […]

Wise Living

Are You Missing Sunsets?

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My phone was still in the condo, so I wasn’t tempted to grab mine and begin snapping pictures. I guess that why I noticed the fact that everyone else on the beach did.  The sun was going down, which of course brought all the phones out.  Then I began to observe how everyone else was […]

Wise Living

The Day I Woke Up Mad. 

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This morning did not begin the way I wanted it to.  It’s our second day of vacation, and my 7 year old decided to wake up at 5:45am. Did I mention I’m on vacation!  My first reaction was anger. Didn’t my 7 year old know the rules about sleeping in on vacation? Didn’t he know […]