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Freedom?

Freedom. It sounds so good on the surface doesn’t it? We say we are free, we have freedom, we are not a slave to any man or any thing, but in our heart of hearts do we really even believe that’s true, possible? I ask you to be honest, what holds you captive? Addiction: drugs, alcohol, pornography, sex? Maybe something less obvious: junk food, television, entertainment,…

I Can’t Balance the Scales

Last night I yelled at my wife. In fairness to her, she did nothing wrong. In fact, when she said I was overreacting, she was right. To cool off, I went out on the porch and stared off into the woods. It didn’t take long before I had company, my conscious came for a visit. After some stewing and eventually evaluation of my one-sided “argument,” I realized what it was that…

Run!

Many times the old testament prophets wore coats of animal hair to signify their calling, that they “worked for God.” In my dream (see below) I am wearing a coat made up of the good deeds I felt I had done for God — but that coat, and the deeds that it signified, did not count for anything! Instead, the clothing of right-standing was provided by God and…

You Don’t Get To Pick Your Parents

If you think about it, being someone’s child isn’t a choice you get to make. Your parents are your parents whether you like it or not. It is how you came to live – a fact of life – you are someone’s child.  But, if you come to God the heavenly Father, you do have a choice. You get to choose whether to accept his free offer of adoption: “But when the set time had fully…

I Don’t Make a Very Good King

It’s become pretty apparent to me that while I keep getting older, I’m not necessarily getting any wiser. Lately I’ve been facing some hard life issues that have caused me to be more thoughtful and reflective, and I’ve come to the conclusion that I’ve really made a lot of stupid and avoidable mistakes in my life. Sure, as the supreme ruler over my own life, I’ve managed…

Where is God?

Where is God? As I’ve watched the news lately, it’s easy to wonder where God is this Christmas. If you don’t think there is loads of bad news, you just haven’t been paying attention. And not just on the news, but in the lives of those dearest to us there just seems to be a steady stream of bad things happening to good people. So if you’re like me, you have to ask…

Fight or Surrender

“Are you going to fight — or are you just going to throw up your hands and surrender?” That’s the question rolling around in my brain this morning. What about you? Are you discouraged, disheartened, even defeated? Have problems in your life, work, family, friendships got you down? People who know me will tell you that I’m usually a positive person. But there’s times…

Discouraged?

Yeah, me too. I couldn’t tell you exactly when I got so discouraged or even exactly why. All I knew is that it started out like a dull headache and slowly built to a level I couldn’t ignore. Which led me to ask, “What the heck is wrong with me?” It’s an honest question. I have a nice home, awesome wife and kids, beautiful grandson, I’m self-employed (and loving it), and I…
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