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If the Prayer Fits…

A friend posted the prayer below on FB, and then asked, “How can I pray for you?” I replied that her prayer fit me perfectly. How about you? Does it fit? Lord, Today I release my gifts to you – and the temptations … Continue reading

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Shame, Guilt, Condemnation

Nope. I’m not supposed to feel any of those emotions. They belong to Satan. But, dang. I sure blew it. Epic fail. The sad soul who’s been squatting in my brother’s basement for, oh, maybe 17 years, was smoking. Sad … Continue reading

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50 Years Later Childhood Pranks Still Sting

We’re at our family picnic, and for the millionth time my brother cracks an aside about how I tortured him when we were kids. And for the millionth time, there’s a pause and the conversation veers to another topic. He … Continue reading

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Seven Lethal Assumptions by Andy Stanley

Every Andy Stanley Youtube video my spouse and I watch is excellent. Go look him up if you haven’t watched/heard Andy before. In the meantime, here’s a good list from him. Seven Lethal Assumptions 1. “If I find the right person, … Continue reading

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“Vanishing Grace” Written with Grace

If you read the blurb on Amazon.com about Phillip Yancey’s Vanishing Grace: What Ever Happened to the Good News? you might think the book will be a litany of how Christians are messing up at spreading the gospel. In other words, … Continue reading

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Delete the Tapes

As always when I call Becky every four months or so for a catch up, we quickly delve into deep conversations. This call was no different. “I remember Mom enrolled me in a dance class when I was a little … Continue reading

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My bad hurts others

“You cannot run from the Lord without inflicting heavy damage on other people.” * When we sin, we hurt other people. Can you think of an exception? Can any sin be innocuous? Even if the sin is “private” and unknown … Continue reading

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