So that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything!

Good Friday Reflections: The Greatest Joy Comes After the Greatest Sorrow

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 Experiencing Joy After Sorrow As I sit here alone in my home (mom and 3 kids out on an adventure), I have a few moments to reflect on this day and it's impact on my life.  Two passages of scripture capture my thoughts on this Good Friday (the … [Continue reading]

Stress Eating is Eating Me!

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Too Much On My "Plate" = Too Much On My Plate! True confession... I am stress eater and I need help!  I don't know how else to say it but I have found that the busier I get the more I eat and the more weight I put on and subsequently the less and … [Continue reading]

How To Overcome Over Capacity

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Overcoming Over Capacity These days I quite often feel overwhelmed and stressed.  Maybe it's the 3 kids or the 3 different jobs - who knows?  What I do know is that I was created by God and mostly likely God is the only one who knows the full … [Continue reading]

“Who do you love? Me or the thought of me?” My Encouragement to Young Pastors

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To Young Pastors and Ministry Hopefuls "Who do you love? Me or the thought of me?"  -John Mayer Recently I sat at a Starbucks working on the many crazy jobs and projects I'm known to have when John Mayer shuffled through my itunes.  Oddly … [Continue reading]

Pure Devotion: Our Need for an Undefiled Love of God!

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Do you ever feel like your heart wanders from God... from pure devotion?  I'm not talking about losing faith or walking away from God.  No, I'm talking about the subtle and sometimes painful realization that you just aren't where you used to be in … [Continue reading]

The Remedy: Heart & Prayer

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Psalm 66:18 “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me.” “My prayer life will never rise above my personal life in Jesus Christ.  If my personal life touches too much of the world, my prayer life suffers (D. Eastman).” Many of us … [Continue reading]

Squandering Grace. What Has God Purposed In Your Life?

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Have you Squandered God's grace in your life? Eph 2:8-10 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are God’s handiwork, created in … [Continue reading]

STOP RUNNING… It Could Be Bad For Your Health!

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Running seems to be one of the most popular past times these days ( I would add cycling in that too, especially in Ca).   It seems like everyone is running.  I remember a time before I got married I was running about 5-8 miles every other day.  I … [Continue reading]

Christian Spiritual Growth and Transformation

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Christian Spiritual Growth Ephesians 4:15 “Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up into him who is the Head, that is Christ.” What does it really mean for us to "grow up" spiritually and how the heck do we go about … [Continue reading]

9 Months After My “Retirement” from Ministry

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Retirement is kind of a funny word.  It seems to me that it carry's different connotations for my generation (I think I'm classified as a "gen X-er") then in generations past.  For starters it seems like most people these days who are approaching … [Continue reading]