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Be like the moon


As we study the very nature of God (theology) we often see Biblical references to light.  God is light…Jesus is light (metaphorically speaking), and there is something special about the trinitarian nature of God and the “light of His Truth” that chases away lies and untruth.  In trying to share Truth, sometimes we actually forget,…

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Difficult Seasons


James 5:7-8 “Be patient, then, brothers and sisters, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop, patiently waiting for the autumn and spring rains. You too, be patient and stand firm, because the Lord’s coming is near.” During a difficult season I think one of the…

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Enemy #3


ENEMY #3 “I met the enemy,” Pogo said. “It is I.” It seems I’m two people, both the good and bad “I.” The good I want to do? I slough off guiltily. The bad I shouldn’t do? “Justified,” willfully!   My needs, my “self,” my plan, to these, stiff-necked, I cling. Easily “offended,” my feelings…

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Sharpen your axe!


I grew up in Oregon.  It is a rainy state, and we often used wood fires to keep the downstairs toasty warm during the winter.  My dad would buy wood by the cord and store it below the upstairs deck.  It was my job to keep the kindling box full.  I would split pine wood…

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5 Enemies


FIVE ENEMIES   The way of life is tough, experience bears out. It should not surprise us. Headwinds are all about. We face five enemies in day-to-day living. Do we even notice enemies existing?   Enemy Number One, the world that is weakened, Fallen, damaged, broken, no Garden of Eden! Fraught with mad frustrations, insecurity,…

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Gospel Prayer


I’ve spent the last several weeks in the four gospels with our Life Group going through J. D. Greear’s study “Gospel: Discovering the Power of Christianity.”  The crux of this study has been the reminder that the gospel (the good news) of Christ is not the diving board into the pool of our faith in…

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