ARCHIVE August, 2018

Meet Karen Loss, Trekking Through Cancerland

God has blessed me with friendship with some amazing women.  One of them is Karen Loss, author of Trekking Through Cancerland .  She is a survivor of Stage 4 lung cancer though she never was a smoker.  Today, I’d like to share our friendship with you, my readers, so you might be blessed and encouraged […]

August 30, 2018 in Chapel Worship/News, Inspiration by

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Grace: The Wisdom of Favor We Cannot Earn

Just imagine for a moment if we could earn our way out of our sin predicament and separation from God.  I can picture a few different scenarios:  We’d be beating each other up for opportunities to earn our way out of Hell.  We’d procrastinate, waiting until the last minute like cramming for finals.  We’d misjudge […]

August 24, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Submission: The Wisdom of Respecting Authority

Have you ever noticed that at the same time submission has become a dirty word, authority has become an object of hatred?  What began as a breakdown of Christian education became a relational breakdown in the home and that became a systemic breakdown in our culture.  The circle of chaos repeats, enlarging with every generation. […]

August 22, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Fearless: The Wisdom of Trusting God in Adversity

Do you trust God?  Some of us say “You bet!”  Some of us say “Yes, but…”  Some of us don’t trust Him at all or even acknowledge His existence. Truth is, I’m in the “Yes, but” category more often than I’d like to think.  Trusting God day in and day out is really easy…until He […]

August 17, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Persistence: The Wisdom of Pressing Onward and Upward

We’re living in a time in which it’s hard to live a godly life.  I don’t know that it’s ever been easy, but it seems like there’s much in our instant-gratification-culture that establishes a quick lure to the dark side.  If we’re not careful by actively, continually pressing into goodness, Boom!  There we are.  On […]

August 13, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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Acceptance: The Wisdom of Observable Love

How well do you accept other people?  Accept that they are different from you?  Accept their different gifts, abilities, skills, temperaments, and idiosyncrasies?  If everyone had your gifts, abilities, skills, temperament, and idiosyncrasies, would you even like them?  Or would they suddenly become competition instead of kindred spirits? I cannot think of anyone more unlike […]

August 5, 2018 in Articles and Devotionals, Devotionals by

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