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The Value of Forgiveness

February 5, 2016

The Value of Forgiveness I once heard a story about a woman who moved back to Georgia to purchase her childhood home. Her mother and father had passed away and the land had to be claimed. One of the first things she had to do was hire someone to clean out the well her father had dug many years [...]

Sugar Cookies and Sunday School

February 2, 2016

Sugar Cookies and Sunday School When I was a kid growing up at my small-town Southern Baptist church in the Mississippi Delta, I had a 5th grade Sunday School teacher with an intense southern drawl and a thick, rockin’ 80’s mustache. The only thing bigger than Mr. Webb’s mustache was his passion for teaching our Sunday School class, and the [...]

Will You Help Someone See?

February 1, 2016

Will You Help Someone See? In his book Visioneering, Andy Stanley writes: “In many ways I feel that I am a product of a vision my father cast for me as a child. Early on he would say to me, ‘Andy, God has something very special for your life. He is going to use you in a great way.’ His [...]

Failure is a Part of the Process

January 29, 2016

Failure is a Part of the Process Eight years ago I had a dream to write a book and become a published author, a dream I felt was God’s plan. Without hesitation I rose to the challenge and two years later held a completed manuscript in my hands. It had been a long and arduous process, but the hard work was finally [...]

Getting Around To It!

January 28, 2016

Getting Around To It! I was a member of my church youth choir for many years. I don’t remember much about the music we rehearsed but I do remember that our choir director ended every rehearsal with a life lesson. One day our director said he had a very special gift for our group. He pulled out a bag [...]

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Seeing Through the Storms

January 27, 2016

Seeing Through the Storms Most days in Southern Colorado are sunny, “roll-the-top-down-and-let-the-wind-blow-in-your-hair” days. Contrary to popular opinion, life along the front range of the Rockies isn’t all blizzards and snow flurries. On sunny days, navigating along a curvy mountain road is no problem. The sky is blue, the road is clear, and the view ahead is unobstructed. But there [...]

Have You Hit a Dead End in Your Calling or Profession?

January 11, 2016

Have You Hit a Dead End in Your Calling or Profession? In his book A Grief Observed, CS Lewis describes pain as a megaphone that shouts into our existence to get our attention. “We can ignore even pleasure. But pain insists on being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasure, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains: it is his megaphone to [...]

The Many Benefits of Busyness

January 8, 2016

The Many Benefits of Busyness Have you ever noticed that during busy seasons of life, you often get more done than when life runs at a calmer pace? I encountered this in college during a semester that I took 20 credit hours instead of the customary 12. At the end of the semester, I was amazed that my grades were [...]

Did Jesus Evade His Taxes?

January 7, 2016

Did Jesus Evade His Taxes? Jesus evading His taxes? Of course He would never do such a thing, but that was exactly the accusation leveled at Peter one day by two temple tax collectors in Capernaum. After assuring the men that Jesus did in fact pay His due, the scene gets very interesting: And when he came into the [...]

Want to See God in a Greater Way?

January 6, 2016

Want to See God in a Greater Way? One of the best birthday presents my parents ever gave me was a sling shot and a magnifying glass. A magnifying glass was a dream come true because I could see details of things that I couldn’t normally see—and I could burn a few leaves too! Fasting is like using a magnifying glass in your [...]

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