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Nov 4th, 2012

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Staying Connected.

A few days ago I went out for a morning run with my new GPS watch and had an equipment malfunction. For some reason, the GPS signal would not pick up! I waited, stretched some, waited more, glanced at the watch screen with increasing irritation—and then waited more. Since I generally lack patience, after about five […]

Oct 30th, 2012

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God Uses the UNTHINKABLE.

The more accounts I read about the disciple Peter, the more I like him. He’s resilient, loud, ambitious, impulsive and confident. He was madly in love with Jesus, yet, struggled with great character flaws. He experienced outrageous victories and accomplishments with Jesus ( the miracle of walking on water), yet, also, epic failures (denying Jesus […]

Oct 26th, 2012

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Hittin in the Sweet Spot!

Let’s talk sweet spots for a minute. Every baseball bat has one. Tennis rackets do too. Golf clubs as well. For those of you who aren’t athletically inclined, the sweet spot could be defined as the “point or area” of which it makes most effective contact with the ball. I think humans have a sweet […]

Oct 24th, 2012

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So, you ask– WHY?

As I’ve read and studied account after account throughout the gospels of miraculous healings Jesus performed over blind, lame, demon possessed, deaf and lepers– nearly every story has ended with the same predictable result: People recognized the miracle. People praised God in response.   Many of the stories end with similar phrases such as found […]

Oct 21st, 2012

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Get outta the boat!

A few weeks ago I blogged about the familiar story of Jesus walking on water. As the passage pierced my heart I challenged myself (and passed the challenge to you) to allow the nearness of God to be enough for the storms life that we each currently face, as well as the storms to be […]

Oct 19th, 2012

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Praying like a child…

Ever listen to a child pray? I mean, really listen. I think there is much to be learned from the faith of a child and the unscripted way they talk to God. In our home, we teach our kids to pray and say whatever you feel like saying. As a result, sometimes the prayers are […]