Striving to be Weak

Strengths Weaknesses Buttons Shows Weak Or Strong

Weaknesses get a bad rap. Really, we don’t give them enough credit. Strengths are always in the spotlight–when we were kids and even now as adults. We live by our strengths; they preserve us. But let’s talk about needs. I remember entering the year feeling an earnest need for more of God’s guidance. Months later, I’m clear that my strengths won’t play much of

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A Fleeting Shadow

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“Man is like a breath; his days are like a fleeting shadow.” (Psalm 144:4) Every time I fly over a large body of water, I imagine opening the window of the jet and pouring out my coffee into the immense body of water below. I imagine the time that I spend on this earth compared to eternity is no more than that cup of

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Fear Courage Signpost Shows Scared Or Courageous

John the Baptist. He truly was a “different” character. When those around him were wearing Under Armour and Nike tunics, he was wearing a home-made version of camel hair. His diet of locust and honey made him “organic” long before they started charging twice as much for it! But what made John the Baptist stand out was his unwavering commitment to live and proclaim

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When God Seems Far Away

Seeking Guidance

“Why, O Lord, do You stand far off? Why do You hide Yourself in times of trouble?” Psalm 10:1 One of the great mysteries of God is His ways. Some of His ways almost appear to bring us into the most difficult places, as if He were indifferent to our circumstances. It would appear that He is turning His head from our sorrows. These

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You Are Invited

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If you are a Christian, then God has a wonderful plan for you. God has a plan for mankind and He is accomplishing it through His committed servants. God is calling His people to join Him to be His hands and feet and voice in the world. The Bible says in Matthew 22:14, “For many are called, but few are chosen.” God is calling

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Press On Through the Swamp

forest swamp

In his book, Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan has written one of the most beautiful allegories about the journey we all travel as believers. The book describes the hero, Christian, and his journey from the City of Destruction to his heavenly destination, the Celestial City. At one point during their travels, Christian and his companion suddenly find themselves in the Swamp of Despondency. Still bearing

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God Wants the First Bite of Pie

Key Lime Pie Closeup

“Honor the Lord with your possession, and with the firstfruits of all your increase; so your barns will be filled with plenty, and your vats will overflow with new wine.” – Proverbs 3:9-10 Ever let someone else take the first bite off a piece of your pie? I don’t understand it but a psychological thrill ride occurs when I slide a fork through the

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Angry couple turning their back on each other

“Do not be quickly provoked in your spirit, for anger resides in the lap of fools.” Ecclesiastes 7:9 Every day of our lives, we are placed in situations that engage us with other people, whether it is in the office, our homes, or in public places. Do you recall the last time someone cut you off in traffic, or you were forced to wait

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