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Blessed or not?

I like blessings, don’t you? We are promised blessings in the Bible, aren’t we? Jesus has a whole thing about them on the Sermon on the Mount. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. … Continue reading

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What kind of life do you want to lead?

Do you want to successful or significant? I read this question in the book On Fire, by John O’Leary (which is a great read if you’re looking for some inspirational summer reading) As I read it, I realized that the two are … Continue reading

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Poverty and Riches

Today’s reading had an interesting prayer. “Give me neither poverty nor riches, provide me only with the food I need.” Proverb 30:8. It goes on to say that either extreme will pull me away from God. It’s interesting if you … Continue reading

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I am not worthy

Just before communion, we say, “Lord, I am not worthy to receive you, but only say the word, and my soul shall be healed.” It comes from Matthew 8:5-13 when the centurion asks for the healing of his servant. That … Continue reading

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Mine, All Mine

I am really good at letting God direct my life and the things around me. You want me to lead a retreat group? Got it. Teach a group of high schoolers about you for 4 years? No problem. Have four … Continue reading

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How do I help?

“Do not worry about how you are to speak or what you are to say.  You will be given at that moment what you are to say.  For it will not be you who speak, but the Spirit of your … Continue reading

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Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

I went to a wonderful retreat this weekend, with a theme of “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”.  So many things that can keep us from God, can’t keep Him from us.  One of the things we talked about was being … Continue reading

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