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How To Overcome The Challenge Of Change (pt 3):

Before you begin here, begin here:  How To Overcome The Challenge of Change (pt 1) and How To Overcome The Challenge Of Change (pt 2) “We are not necessarily doubting that God will do ‘the best’ for us; we are wondering how painful ‘the best’ will turn out to be.” ~ C.S. Lewis Prologue: We’ve been looking at the exhilarating but chilling …

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How To Overcome The Challenge Of Change (pt 2)

Before you begin here, did you begin here?  See How To Overcome The Challenge Of Change “Every man dies, but not every man truly lives.” ~ William Wallace, Braveheart Prologue: The scriptures indicate that there is a season for everything. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)  Seasons bring change, but if you’re like me, you don’t like that.  Or, in the very least, you’re uncomfortable with …

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How To Overcome The Challenge Of Change

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to …

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Faith Resuscitation

Yesterday I was blessed with an opportunity to meet a hero in the faith.  Carl Lentz has been used by God in such mighty ways to save me from the spiritual sewer I was swimming in for years. Many voices are responsible for the current journey I am on, but Carl has been the primary catalyst.  He has ignited my …

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Jesus Does Not Hate You: More of My Story (Philippians 3:7-11)

“There are five gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke, John, and the Christian, and some will never read the first four.” ~ Gypsy Smith The very credentials these people are waving around as something special, I’m tearing up and throwing out with the trash—along with everything else I used to take credit for. And why? Because of Christ. Yes, all the things …

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Who Let the Dogs Out? Chronicles of a Religious Busybody (More Philippians 3)

All dogs go to heaven…let’s hope not. Steer clear of the barking dogs, those religious busybodies, all bark and no bite. All they’re interested in is appearances—knife-happy circumcisers, I call them. The real believers are the ones the Spirit of God leads to work away at this ministry, filling the air with Christ’s praise as we do it. We couldn’t carry this …

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More Repentance: Where Is My Love?

“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” ~ Mahatma Ghandi “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?” 37 And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. 38 This is the great and …

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I’m SO Sorry: A Jihadist for Jesus Repents

   Once you’ve cut off a person’s nose, there is no point in giving him a rose to smell. ~ Indian proverb Romans 2:1-5 Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. 2 We know that the judgment …

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Philippians 3: Where I Am, Have Been, & Am Going

So I know it doesn’t take much effort to make a blog post out of someone else’s words, but I have two reasons for doing this: 1)  It’s the Word of God…what words could be better?! (Isa. 40:8; 55:11; 2 Tim. 3:16-17; Heb. 4:12) 2) Why reinvent the wheel?  If it’s been said just point people to the source. I …