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The Righteous Rise

Today’s post was born while I was reading the book of Proverbs. Some of you may not identify with the subject – good – but for those of you who do, I pray it helps with heals and encourages. Back in the 1970s, there was a famous singer/songwriter. He was the first “rock star” of …

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Our Inside Joke Our family has an “inside” joke. Anytime we’re supposed to be surprised at something we already know, we yell, “Sandals!” The genesis of this inside joke comes from a birthday party we held for our twins when they were just little tykes. When the twins’ birthday was getting close, my wife took …

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Don’t you understand even yet?

Today, I was caught off guard while reading Matthew 16:5–12. This is the account of the disciples misunderstanding what Jesus meant when He warned them about the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees to which Jesus asks, “Don’t you understand even yet?“ The Disciples Worry In response to Christ’s question, the disciples began to worry …

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Second Glances

Our God is the God of second chances, but the devil has mastered the art of second glances. It can be an Ad for a new car, a visit to an ice cream shop, an incidental eye contact with an attractive person, or a salacious Ad that pops up on Facebook. Those are not sins. …

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Where God Guides, He Provides

We are learning to walk by faith, eat by faith, be sheltered by faith, and be in community by faith.

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