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Three Steps to Follow Jesus when Making Tough Decisions

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We all follow leaders. The question is, who’s leading? Most of us follow some combination of our peers, people we admire, advertising, media outlets, and most importantly for Christians, Jesus. As a Christian, my desire is to follow Jesus more … Continue reading

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Dare to Hope

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Have you ever stifled your hopes to avoid disappointment?  Me too. A lifetime of being a Chicago Cubs fan has taught me not to get my hopes up.  When I was a kid I watched or listened to every game possible, … Continue reading

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Three Untold Bible Stories and What They Tell Us About God

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The Bible is God’s Word to us; God is the main character and the Bible tells God’s story.  His supporting cast inhabits about 2200 years of human history starting with the people of Israel and ending with the first century development of … Continue reading

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Fourth of July History – Five Questions

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My husband and I have been listening to the sound track of the Broadway musical Hamilton, (maybe one day we’ll see it) and one song has me thinking: “History Has Its Eyes On You.”  History, the recording and interpretation of happenings, … Continue reading

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Robin Inspired Gratitude

There is a mama robin raising a chick or two in the nest she created right above a light on our deck.  The last time we observed this scenario, in the exact same spot, I identified a little too much with the mama robin as … Continue reading

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Five Steps to Renewing Your Mind

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What does your internal stream of consciousness sound like? There are words floating through my mind at all times; some are good and purposeful and others are not. My mental monologue generally contains too much self-focused and self-defeating babble. What a stupid … Continue reading

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Rest First; Work Later

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When all of my work is finished for the day, or when my brain is kaput, I give myself permission to read a novel or to watch a little television.  I’m afraid that if I let myself relax earlier, well, nothing would get … Continue reading

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Is God Playful?

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Play is something that we do for the sheer love of the activity.  Playing a game, going dancing, enjoying a dinner party with friends, and going hiking can all be wonderful, playful pursuits. What does God think about our playfulness? … Continue reading

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Why Joy is the Right Response to Spiritual Truth

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When a concept that was mentally murky becomes perfectly clear to you, what is your reaction?  I feel a sense of satisfaction, or if I’ve apprehended it with some difficulty I am pleased with my accomplishment. Understanding spiritual truth is a little different. In case you haven’t … Continue reading

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Love, Light and Seeing Clearly

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God is love.  (1 John 4:8)  God is light.  (1 John 1:5)  If we love our brothers and sisters, then we live in God’s light.  (1 John 2:10) Who doesn’t want to live in the light of God? Everything of God would … Continue reading

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