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Why is Scar Tissue so Tender?

On my right pinky finger I have a bright white scar from a deep cut caused by an accident with a whittling knife over 30 years ago. That cut was glued and taped up and has long since healed. I have the thin bright white scar to prove it. But when I bump that scar… Continue reading Why is Scar Tissue so Tender?

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Take 5: Come To Me–The Gentle, Humble Teacher

Life’s demands grind us down in the best of times. But since Covid, our lives have radically changed, possibly forever. Each burden we carry is elephantine with trepidation and insecurity compounding the weight. Fear snakes its way around our decisions and dreams. And unbelief haunts our steps. Have you wondered: Where is God in all… Continue reading Take 5: Come To Me–The Gentle, Humble Teacher

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Take 5: Come to Me–Refinement and Restoration

“Come to me.” Jesus whispers as He stretches out His hand.“Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” (Matthew 11:28) When we come (back) to Him, accept His gift of salvation, repent and are forgiven, Jesus offers us a place to rest under His… Continue reading Take 5: Come to Me–Refinement and Restoration

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Take 5: Come To Me–An Ongoing Invitation

Jesus’ offer of rest isn’t just for our bodies and burden-laden lives, but for our souls. Our hearts. Our minds. It’s a total package. First, He invites us to come (back) to Him in faith and humility. To accept His gift of salvation or to recommit to the covenant we made with His when we… Continue reading Take 5: Come To Me–An Ongoing Invitation

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Rest: Come to Me

What are we to do? Overwhelm. Anxiety. Uncertainty. Fear of the unknown—all are very real right now. Stress is elevated to unprecedented heights. Mental illness is plaguing many we know and love—including ourselves. And we’re walking on eggshells, afraid one misstep will cause the chaos, destruction, and mayhem to erupt again. What are we to… Continue reading Rest: Come to Me

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Take 5: Let Your Light Shine

You are the light of the world! ~ Let your light shine! ~ Be the light! How many times have you heard these things said to you? Over you? Countless I’d bet. So, what does Jesus mean when He says,“You are the light of the world”? First, let’s remember that Jesus said He is the… Continue reading Take 5: Let Your Light Shine

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Take 5: Our Attitude. Our Choice.

Where we fix our thoughts is our choice. And it’s a crucial choice. Why? Because what we fix our thoughts on, is what we invite into our heart. And what’s in our heart determines our attitude. When we have a bad day, when things aren’t going our way—where is our focus? On our irritations. Disappointments.… Continue reading Take 5: Our Attitude. Our Choice.

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Take 5: Do ALL Things Without Complaining

Do all things without grumbling or complaining. (Phil 2:14, NLT) Can you claim this? I can’t either. But where does our grumbling and complaining stem from? What’s at the root? In short. Pride. Pride partnered with selfishness and entitlement. Satan has deceived us into believing God is hateful and unfair. That He’s to blame for… Continue reading Take 5: Do ALL Things Without Complaining

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Take 5: What is Your Underlying Motive?

Has Satan deceived you and robbed you of the gift of work? Oh he has me! I was lured in by his lie, “It’s all about me.” When God called me to this ministry I believed I was 100% responsible for my success or failure. It was my job to “build my platform.” If I… Continue reading Take 5: What is Your Underlying Motive?

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Take 5: Our Work is to Bless, Encourage, and Edify Others

Our work is to be shared with others. To bless, encourage, and edify them in their own efforts None of us is an island. We all stand on someone else’s shoulders. For example: When we’re about to embark on a new venture we look for resources to guide us. That’s one of the supreme benefits… Continue reading Take 5: Our Work is to Bless, Encourage, and Edify Others