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Kingdom Failure

Kingdom Failure

But the master replied, ‘You wicked and lazy servant! If you knew I harvested crops I didn’t plant and gathered crops I didn’t cultivate… (Matthew 25:26) Often while reading the New Testament, I find myself as perplexed as the disciples were by the comments of Christ, if not more so.  In Matthew 25, Jesus tells […]

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ETA: Grateful in the Wait

ETA: Grateful in the Wait

Does it seem like everyone is being blessed except you? You’ve been faithful, obedient to what God asks, yet some of your requests presented to Him appear delayed with no Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA). Living in a “microwave generation,” we want everything NOW. Like you, I am waiting on God for some answers also. […]

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Cultivate A Heart of Thanksgiving

Cultivate A Heart of Thanksgiving

Are you thankful every day of the year or only when the holiday season arrives? While I believe that most people are genuinely thankful for what they have, sometimes the demands of daily life can cause us to take our blessings for granted. How would you feel if your family, friends, or children only thanked […]

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Embracing Frustration

Embracing Frustration

Now Jesse said to his son David, “Take this ephah of roasted grain and these ten loaves of bread for your brothers and hurry to their camp.…See how your brothers are and bring back some assurance from them.” (1 Samuel 17:17-18) Here is David, overlooked and expected to do the grunt work, and this wasn’t […]

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Rising Above Rejection

Rising Above Rejection

The People Pleasing Pattern We’re a culture built around seeking approval and people-pleasing. A definition of people-pleasing would be the tendency to cater to other’s demands and preferences to the harm or violation of one’s personal convictions or well-being. Here are some irrational beliefs that people-pleasers are caught up in: “I must be popular with […]

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The Contender: Down for the Count

The Contender: Down for the Count

Unbelievable! He went down again! All eyes were riveted to the man on the mat. Impervious to the hush over the crowd, his concentration was elsewhere. What could be more important than the count to determine the winner of the bout? For him, all that mattered was his count and how long it would take […]

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