Category Archives: ego

Vainglory, Obsolete?

Vainglory is an old-timey word, like ice box or gallivant.  Obsolete or not, I have a longstanding relationship with being smug about my achievements.   The other day a transaction that should’ve taken 10 minutes, took almost an hour. At … Continue reading

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Hang-Ups vs God’s Word

Hang-Ups – Default templates guiding my day-to-day decisions, big and small. Do my templates align with God’s Word? Do they limit me and my living out God’s purpose for placing me in this spot in this time? Do my templates … Continue reading

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Rock Bottom

In 2 Peter 1:5-7 Peter put faith first and then listed the other qualities. Every writer thinks strategically about word placement. There’s a reason Peter started with faith. 5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; … Continue reading

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The Last Resort

Who was Jesus to me? He was a storybook character like Santa Claus and Prince Charming. I went to Sunday school and endured goofy flannel-board stories narrated by ladies that seemed very old. At age 12, I quit going to Sunday school … Continue reading

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What’s in Your Wallet? (unique way to reconsider daily baggage)

Guesstimate: How much cash do you think you’re carrying? $______ Empty your pocketbook, tote bag, wallet. From the third person point of view (he/she, his/her) write assumptions a stranger might make about the person who carries the items in that … Continue reading

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What’s the Skinny on Fasting?

What’s your experience with fasting? From what did you fast? Do you agree with the article below? (I did not write the article. I lost the link source.) Question: “Christian fasting – what does the Bible say?” Answer: Scripture does … Continue reading

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Almost Bailed…Glad I Didn’t

Wednesday night, I composed an email in my head that I planned to send to the leader of the local chapter of Dress for Success, a secular, nonprofit organization for women where I volunteer. Typically, we have guest speakers and … Continue reading

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