Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Details of Life

I apologized to God this morning. My regular time with Him had been interrupted this week by life. TJ, my 13 year old son, had many appointment this week: 2 assessments for high school and an orthodontist appointment for a … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Sikh Temple

The peaceful atmosphere hit me like a wave as I entered the building.  We were greeted by such a nice woman who asked us to remove our shoes and cover our heads.  TJ’s school field trip to a local Sikh … Continue reading

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The Wilderness of Lent

Matthew 6:16 And when you fast, don’t make it obvious as the hypocrites do, for they try to look miserable and disheveled so people will admire them for their fasting. Fasting was a mandatory practice for the Jewish people once … Continue reading

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Increase God, Decrease Me

“Just sit there and be quiet.  Don’t speak.  I will handle everything.  It will be better if you just listen since I know most of the information,” says God. Humility comes into play.  As you sit and listen, and desperately … Continue reading

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The Church is a Fortress

Proverbs 18:10 The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe. Where can you find a community of people all joined together in a strong fortress praising the Lord?  Your church. No wonder … Continue reading

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The Prodigal Daughter

Luke 15:11-32  To illustrate the point further, Jesus told them this story: “A man had two sons. 12 The younger son told his father, ‘I want my share of your estate now before you die.’ So his father agreed to divide his wealth … Continue reading

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The Reality of Addiction

Guilt ridden.  Full of sorrow.  Unhappy with life choices. Seeing more hopelessness than hopefulness.  Everyone around you is irritating.  You are annoyed when people talk to you and annoyed when people avoid you.  Loneliness sets in.  Depression hits you.  You … Continue reading

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Regret and Defeat

Regret your past?  Are there moments you wish you could take back?  Are their situations that arise and bring all these regrets bubbling up? Do your regrets lead you to defeat sometimes? John 9:3 “…this happened so the power of … Continue reading

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Controlling Like a Dictator

Dictatorship is the complete control over another.  With this type of leadership most often employees feel suppressed, they feel worthless, and they become hard-working slaves.  When this type of leadership spills over into a household children often feel out of … Continue reading

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Glory Amidst Pain

John 9:1-3As Jesus was walking along, he saw a man who had been born blind. 2 His disciples asked him, “Teacher, whose sin caused him to be born blind? Was it his own or his parents’ sin?”3 Jesus answered, “His blindness has … Continue reading

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