Top 3 | January 3, 2015

10545876_sThis week’s top 3 are filled with fives but you won’t want to miss reading what Carey Nieuwhof and Ron Edmondson tells us about what we can accomplish in the upcoming year.   Read the rest of this entry »


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In sickness and in health

22300078_sIf my resolution for 2015 was to be healthy and sickness free, I failed already.

The new year ushered in a prescription for a head cold that has left me lifeless and practically immobile. You want to get up and join the daily movement of life but the body rejects your notion and it is time to hibernate the day away yet again. But I am hopeful that in the hours to come, I may rejoin my crazy schedule and my relationship with cold medicine and aspirin comes to an end.

It is not by choice but when we are ill, we have no other option but to stop. To detach and to rest.

It is in these times that I find that my conversations with God never-ending. Read the rest of this entry »

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Question and Answer Session 5

8773202_sThis weeks Q&A session focuses on what pain and suffering you may have experienced that God has allowed in your life as well as praying and being spiritually fed.

I am very curious in how you would answer the questions below so please comment and help ignite the conversation.

Do you think God has ever used pain and suffering to get your attention? If so, what was he trying to get across to you? Read the rest of this entry »

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Peace of mind and heart

16569676_sThis morning I am reminded that even though Christmas is once again behind us, the chasing of gifts continues.

As I sip on my coffee and wait for my eyes to adjust to the bright light in the room, I can’t help but think of a gift coming soon. The anticipation overtakes my patience and I fumble on the keyboard to track the package as if I was looking for the location of Santa’s sleigh.

It would not be a honest statement if I said that I didn’t like gifts. We all do. Big or small. There is just something that brings joy to our hearts when someone has thoughts of us and presents a package of love. Our smile widens and our heartbeats quickly as anticipation warms us.

But as I chase after gifts of this world, I must not take my eyes off the gift that was given to us from from our Savior. (tweet this!) Read the rest of this entry »

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Top 10 Posts Viewed in 2014

33805743_sFirst, I want to thank everyone for walking alongside with me in 2014. Your contributions of likes, comments, and writings as guest bloggers provided the encouragement I needed to press forward in my walk of faith and it helped me to see all that God was doing in others lives.

It served to be a great year where new relationships were formed and our desire to grow in The Word increased as we shared together and blended our curiosities.

As the year comes to a close, I thought I would provide a Top 10 list of blogs from my site so without further adieu and starting with the most viewed: Read the rest of this entry »

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The second anniversary

19337566_sFor the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God. Everything is naked and exposed before his eyes, and he is the one to whom we are accountable. (Hebrews 4:12-13)

As our 2nd wedding anniversary is coming upon us, I can’t help but to think of the many beautiful things Jules and I have enjoyed together.

Times we have spent dancing in the kitchen.

Candlelight meals.

Belly laughs with our kids.

And serving God together. Read the rest of this entry »

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The serpent, the fruit, and the man that stood still

29765865_sThe woman was convinced. She saw that the tree was beautiful and its fruit looked delicious, and she wanted the wisdom it would give her. So she took some of the fruit and ate it. Then she gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it, too. At that moment their eyes were opened, and they suddenly felt shame at their nakedness. So they sewed fig leaves together to cover themselves. (Genesis 3:6-7)

The first story of sin and the intentional separation from God.

The Fall proceeds with the serpent, the fruit, and the husband that just stood by and watched his wife covet God’s wisdom and cross a boundary that they were commanded not to.

We often hear the story of Adam and Eve and we hear the focus to be on Eve. The one who ate the fruit.

But what was Adam’s role in all of it? Why did he stand by her side and watch her step across a line that they were told not to cross? Read the rest of this entry »

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