Why did THIS happen to me?

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Why did THIS happen to me? I don’t think there is a person who has ever lived that hasn’t uttered that question.  The problem is that it is a question that always leaves us wanting more. More answers. More understanding. More resolution. I am certain that I cannot exhaust the far reaches of that desire […]

How to find delight in your life

delight

Delight…what kind of images does that word conjure up for you? I think of pure, unadulterated moments of pleasure and joy like sitting next to the blaze of a warm fire after the temps dip below freezing.  I think of watching the sunset over Lake Superior from the pier in Grand Marais, Michigan.  I think […]

The 4 most important things about your weakness

weakness

I hate weakness.  When I lack the ability or skill or resources to accomplish a task, it often sends me spiraling toward anger, discouragement and self condemnation. Why can’t I figure out how to edit this pdf file…because I’m an idiot. Why don’t I have the equipment necessary for this job…because I’m a failure at […]

How to get out of a spiritual funk

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I’ve been in a spiritual funk lately. Have you ever been there?  Maybe you are there. I’ve hardly gone to church all summer.  I’ve got lots of good reasons.  We’ve been busy.  We’ve been out of town.  We’ve traveled more than we ever have.  But, in reality, I just haven’t felt like it. My time […]

How to let Jesus disciple you

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Jesus was a disciple maker.  He still is and he wants to disciple you. As I always emphasize, a disciple is a learner…a learner…a student of Jesus Christ.  You can read more on that here and here. It is a pretty exciting reality that Jesus Christ, the resurrected Savior of the world has a personal […]

Spiritual Life Checklist

Are you on the right track with God?

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How do you know if you are on the right track with God?  It can all seem a little vague and confusing at times.  A checklist…that might be helpful. James gives such a checklist in James 1:26,27. “Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, […]