Swallowing that pill….

Church yesterday was a battle for me. OK, to be more exact – it wasn’t church but it was the sermon itself…which is ironic because preaching isn’t something someone forces on me – it’s what God has called me to do. So this “struggle” was all internal. It was me. It was my...
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Helplessness

I felt helpless the other day. Word got to me that one of our Bible Camp kids was missing. My heart ached, my mind raced, and there was nothing I could do about it since she was so far away. It was more than that too because I didn’t know where she was last seen except for the...
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Ooohhh…to error….

Last night was a first for me. A first in which I was completely unprepared for a part of the service. Let me explain. Bringing the Word, for me, is a process that comes with much work. Working through the text, working through my own thoughts, working through commentaries from...
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Inhaling and Exhaling

The other day there were two things that struck me that left me in awe…and being that I have not blogged in quite some time I felt I should share these “awe”-some things with you so you could stand in “awe” with me as well. 1) At any given moment, at all locations around the...
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Oh yeah….

Recently I had an honest conversation with someone at our church and what it all came down to was the fact that while I cherish Easter and Lent so much…I felt that I did not have the opportunity to experience it this year. And honestly I cannot even remember if I “experienced” it...
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A New Resolution

The new year has begun and the old year has left. If you are anything like me then you make plans and goals around the end of December. Goals to help get healthier, stronger, and hopefully just in a better place than where we are right now. And if we continue to go down this...
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The Sound of A Roar

I am dependent on certain things. A good cup of coffee, hugs from my wife and kids, a wagging tail from my slightly-large lab Samson…and my Bible app. These are the things that greet me each morning and the things that I go to TO begin my morning. These are also things that never...
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Setting Time Aside

As I sit here and look out my window I can’t help but fight this continuous feeling that I shouldn’t be doing this – that I shouldn’t be staring out the window daydreaming. I have too much to do and not enough time to do it. I have a sermon to write, I have prayers to lift up, I...
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THE Voice

I read the story and watched the video of little 3-year-old Grayson Clamp and how this beautiful boy heard his first words the other day. Grayson was born without his cochlear nerve. Now I’m not a doctor but I read that this is a nerve that connects the brain stem to audio waves....
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The “Shepherd”

The other day I was enjoying the presence of some wonderful people here at church and one of them shared a reading from the Today booklet which centered around David. Now I should apologize for not remembering exactly what she shared (I do remember that it was beautifully written...
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