ARCHIVE March, 2011

Lent Day 20–Will the Real Christian Stand Out?

Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity… Be diligent in these matters; give yourself wholly to them, so that everyone may see your progress.  Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, […]

March 31, 2011 in Chapel Worship/News by

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Lent Day 19–Contentment 101

Contentment. There are few things in the Christian walk that make me squirm as much as contentment.  I don’t like to think of myself as a malcontent, but too often, I am.  I have unmet desires, unfulfilled hopes, unattained dreams—my days are filled with these things. But that’s not what makes me a malcontent.  What […]

March 30, 2011 in Chapel Worship/News by

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Lent Day 18–No Pain, No Gain

Everyone likes an atta-boy or atta-girl from time to time.  Being recognized for doing a good job.  Affirmed in something that we’ve worked hard to accomplish.  A cheer along the marathon of life saying, “Keep it up!  You’re doing great!”  With the finish line ahead, sometimes the final lap can feel like such a struggle […]

March 29, 2011 in Chapel Worship/News by

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Lent Day 17–Suffering: Witness at its Best

One of the sure signs of genuine Christian faith is how we react to suffering.  When the going gets tough, the Christian keeps going. An irony of the Christian faith is: Historically, its growth was most marked in the very times in which it was under the greatest persecution.  Nothing reveals our trust more than […]

March 28, 2011 in Chapel Worship/News by

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Spring Ahead?

Spring Ahead?  One can only hope.  It’s late March in Chicagoland and so much for the old motto that “March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb.”  No lamb I know of turns 19 degrees tonight and threatens to snow again mid-week. Just a little setback, I say, and more like Chicagoland than […]

March 27, 2011 in In the Garden by

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Lent Day 16–The Wonders of Salt

If we’re walking on the Way of Holiness, what would be in our pack of provisions?  Today’s passage (Colossians 4:2-6) outlines a few possibilities: A book of prayers—so you can be devoted to prayer as a way of life. Reading glasses—so you can read your circumstances and look for Jesus in them. Thank you notes—so […]

March 26, 2011 in Chapel Worship/News by


Lent Day 15–One More Thing

Have you ever had someone dictate a list of things to you?  Perhaps a honey-do list?  A grocery list?  Maybe things you needed from the hardware store?  Just when you think they’re through and you have a nice long list, they say, “Oh, and one more thing.”  Colossians 3:1-17 reads kind of like that. The […]

March 25, 2011 in Chapel Worship/News by

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Lent Day 14–No Dual Citizenship

Do you see yourself as a citizen of a kingdom?  That’s what the Bible says you are.  You either belong to the kingdom of this earth or you are a citizen of the kingdom of heaven. Unlike the United States where you can be a citizen of two countries at the same time and have […]

March 24, 2011 in Chapel Worship/News by

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Lent Day 13–On Coffee Beans and Anger

Long after the teacher had concluded her example of coffee beans in a glass of water, I continued to watch the visual as it sat on the sidelines through the rest of her talk.  No one probably noticed it but me.  Even now, I’m not exactly sure I remember what the visual was demonstrating—maybe something […]

March 23, 2011 in Chapel Worship/News by

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God’s Promises–Encouragement Cards Free Download

These cards—called God’s Promises—were created for daily encouragement.  You can download them for free since Jesus paid the price Himself. Promises numbered 1-20 are in the first set and 21-40 are in the second set. Download God’s Promises 1-20 now Download God’s Promises 21-40 now You’ll notice the last ones of the second set have […]

March 22, 2011 in Inspiration by