Be Like Musk Oxen
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Be Like Musk Oxen

I’m sure you’ve seen a nature show where a predator like a lion takes down its prey with a precision and violence that makes you cringe. Even though it’s the natural way of the animal kingdom, we still feel sorry for the victim. The poor gazelle was sick or injured or slow or just too...

No Pain, No Gain…Really?
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No Pain, No Gain…Really?

“The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed.” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭61:1‬ ‭NLT‬‬ Have you discovered your God given purpose in life?...

A Sword and a Shovel
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A Sword and a Shovel

Have you ever had a difficult time seeing past the obstacles that are currently in front of you? Yeah, me too. There may be incredible opportunities on the other side of those obstacles, but its hard to see what “could be” through the pain of the “hear and now.” One of the things I have...

How can we detect blindspots
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How can we detect blindspots

When I was a teenager I endured an eye injury which left permanent damage. As a result I have a huge deficit in my peripheral vision, leaving me with a permanent blind spot. When I’m driving I’m extra cautious of this blind spot for fear that I may not see oncoming cars because of my...

Failing at Thankfulness
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Failing at Thankfulness

Failing at thankfulness Confession: I need to work on being thankful for God’s grace and provision in my life. It’s a realization I’ve come to recently as about 90% of my prayers have been pleas of blessing, forgiveness, wisdom and discernment. Yet, when God has blessed me in difficult times, am I thankful? Yes. Do...

Worth the Listen
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Worth the Listen

Worth the Listen Let’s pretend something really, really wonderful happened to you and you tried to tell me about it. You had to work pretty hard to get me off my phone. Once you began, I kept looking over your shoulder. Then, in the middle of one of your sentences, I straight up said, “I...

A Pre-req for greatness
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A Pre-req for greatness

If you want to be used by God in a significant way, then you must let your hurt be recorded. Have you ever noticed as you read through the Bible that rarely, if ever, do you come across a character that does amazing things for the kingdom of God, without his/her flaws being revealed at...

Good at Giving
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Good at Giving

The best kind of gift is the one that has a lot of thought, time, and effort behind it. It can be big or small, cube-shaped or un-wrappable. It might require batteries or a collar. That type of gift doesn’t always cost a lot of money. But sometimes it does. The giver keeps it secret...

A Christmas Prayer
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A Christmas Prayer

Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year.  There is shopping, gift giving, Christmas cards, cookies and manger scenes!  But let’s be real, Christmas is a busy time of year, where there is a lot to get done in a short amount of time. Christmas can put a strain on us physically,...

From Weariness to Wonder-Full
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From Weariness to Wonder-Full

Wonder is an interesting word. A simple definition of the word goes something like this: a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable. When we were younger many of us were full of wonder, which is often accompanied by child like faith. At that point in our lives...

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