Holiday

Preserving Peace (free download)

To help you recall the principles in this podcast episode, a free download has been created! Whether by saving this to your phone or printing it out, I pray as you celebrate the Prince of Peace you would recall His miraculous gift: He has made it possible for us to have peace with God through justification by faith as well as experience the inner peace and tranquilty of God regardless of our...

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Christmas Resources

Click on the image below: A 7 day YouVersion reading plan to help center your heart on the message of the manger. Click on the image below: A printable booklet that offers hope, perspective and practical application of the Scriptures for dealing with disappointments during the holiday season. Click on the image below to listen to "Preserving Peace in a Stress-Filled Season". Click here for this...

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The Heart of Your Father

How well do you know God as your Heavenly Father? In this brief study, we look at the qualities of a father and how through the experiences of the Israelites, Joseph, and the disciples, we can learn to see the father-heart of God toward us. Click here for this free study. For a reflection on the call and privilege of "Imitating Our Father," click here.

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New Year’s Reflections

New Year’s Reflections

Last night as the remaining Christmas lights twinkled, the laughter rung through the house and the excitement of a new year was palpable.  Today all of that has faded as quickly as the sparklers that were waved around at midnight. The sky is cloudy.  The rain is falling.  And there is gloominess not just outside the homes but in many hearts as well.  No, nothing has changed...

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A Happy New Year

A Happy New Year

A prayer.  A praise.  A promise.  And a hope. As we close out the year, many are closing out their reading plans for 2021. From the final chapters of the Old Testament, New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs, we are given a prayer, a praise, a promise and a hope as we head into 2022: First, a promise (or a warning): “The Lord of Heaven’s Armies says, ‘The day of judgement is coming,...

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Where Are You Planted?

Where Are You Planted?

For the one praying, hoping, or anticipating 2022 will be a year of growth, change, or fruitfulness: may I encourage you to consider where you are planted? “Oh the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers.But they delight in the law of the Lord, meditating on it day and night.  They are like trees planted along the...

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Cultivating Gratitude

Cultivating Gratitude

I was only a college student, but the words said in passing have stuck with me all these (many) years later: “Gratitude must be cultivated.”  You see, I was at the home of one of the leaders of my campus ministry, joining the family for a home-cooked dinner (every college student’s dream!).  I left with much more than a satisfied stomach, however.  I left with an invaluable lesson...

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Remembering September 11th

Remembering September 11th

Like so many, we remember this day 20 years ago.  We grieve for those who lost loved ones and with those whose lives were forever changed.   We also remember our own stories and experiences, and while there’s not much to add to the beautiful tributes, heartfelt sentiments, and encouraging Scriptures that are shared on this day, there is one moment I would like to share, as it has so...

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