Category Archives: Faith

Gotta Die First

We LOVE stories of escape and survival (and the occasional Hallmark movie). Think of Steve McQueen and James Garner in the 1963 classic The Great Escape. Those of us old enough to remember it have probably watched it more than … Continue reading

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Distance & Desolation

Some days we feel the Presence of God as tangibly as a hand on our shoulder. Other days we’re traipsing alone through Death Valley under a scorching sun. Spiritual distance and desolation may come our way for a day, a … Continue reading

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The Next 10 Minutes

Many of us live sufficiently far in the future that we lose sight of the present moment. The “go-getters” make plans, set up calendars, have appointments, and organize their schedules. Always another meeting to attend, another place to get to, … Continue reading

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Spontaneous Sin

Sin is rarely spontaneous. Vice usually has a history. When we “fall” it’s usually because we’ve been dragging along the bottom for a while. Picture the iceberg. The 10% tip that floats above the waterline belies the 90% of ice … Continue reading

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Little Faith

The night had not gone well and sometime between 3am-6am, they found themselves out in the middle of the lake (Galilee) straining against a strong head wind. Dark. Windy. Water spraying up over the boat. And here came Jesus. Walking … Continue reading

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Grace & Gratitude

We’re surrounded by whingers, whiners, complainers, and nay-sayers. Ever feel that way? Of course, many people have plenty of good reason to feel victimized and afflicted. Sexual harassment and abuse are no small matter. Domestic violence should not be tolerated. … Continue reading

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Purpose-Driven?

“Values and purposes can become palatable substitutes for God.” — Henry Blackaby For years, leadership seminars and Christian conferences alike have extolled the value of Vision Statements, Mission Statements, and Purpose Statements. For a while, many businesses and churches spent … Continue reading

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