Keys to living the Christ-life

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Central to living the Christian life is following Jesus. Enjoy my original prayer about this Christ-life journey. 


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He leads me beside still waters

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How to find peace? When we turn to God, He promises us inner peace and help in finding peace even in troubled times. 



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5 reasons why you should pursue your dream

It's the beginning of the New Year, a great time to take stock of where we've been and where we want to go. For most of the month of January, I'll be creating series of posts to help you do just that. 

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 We may have held a life's dream closely, believing it will never happen to us, the idea is stupid, we're too old now to pursue it, ______ (fill in the blank). We can so easily self-censor, for a variety of reasons. 
But when it comes to pursuing your life's dream, your calling, the purpose of your life, is very unwise to self-censor.  Here are just 5 reasons why it's important to pursue your life's dream. 
When you pursue your life's dream:  
  1. The very essence of yourself is expressed, as your life's dream at the core of who you are. To deny that dream is to deny yourself. 
  2. You may inspire someone to follow theirs, changing their life in the process. 
  3. You may discover your life's purpose. 
  4. You will be...
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God’s sovereignty: Some New Year’s reflections

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Once again we are approaching a New Year, a time to reflect upon the past year and to resolve to do better, be better. We want to set things right. So in three blogposts: A look at Jeremiah 29:11; Aspects of God’s sovereignty and Understanding what God sovereignty means to us, I will help lay a foundation for you so you can set things right, right from the start. 
Today we take a look at God’s sovereignty over our lives in 2022.

He who was and is to come has always been.

Happy New Year! Today is the first day in the Year of Our Lord 2022.

 A New Year is typically the time to take stock of the past and to resolve to do better now and into the future. Good things, to be sure, but if you don’t build a firm foundation for those new beginnings, you won’t be successful. 
Self-reliance, reliance on experts, or reliance on leaders will never fulfill our search for finding peace nor be a sure bet. If 2021 taught us anything,...
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God’s grace through His peace


This post is the first in a series of three blog posts focusing on Isaiah, Chapter 9. The three are, in order: God’s grace through His peace, God’s justice through His peace, and God’s completion of His ultimate peace.


Today we examine God grace through His peace, focusing on Isaiah 9:6.


For to us a child is born,

    to us a son is given;

and the government shall be upon[d] his shoulder,

    and his name shall be called[e]

Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

Isaiah 9:6

During Advent, the four weeks leading up to Christmas, we are anticipating Christ’s first coming as that babe born in a manger, preparing for His arrival with Scripture readings, quiet reflection, and plaintive songs. Christ’s arrival at Christmas marks a time of joy and peace, both within and without the body of Christ, as we human beings have been seeking inner peace since our...

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5 reasons why depending upon God in life is a smart thing to do

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"Unless you assume a God, the question of life’s purpose is meaningless."

Bertrand Russell, British philosopher, atheist

 As you take this time to reassess your life and move toward fulfilling your life's purpose, your life's dream that may have been on your heart for decades, a lot could happen along the way. Your doing deep introspection and then plunging ahead with something new, extraordinary is a scary, challenging, but oh-so-rewarding journey.  As you strive toward your next, best life, by its very nature this process may knock you off kilter a bit, take you down rabbit holes, show-up with a companion called failure. So why not minimize these stresses? By sincerely putting yourself in God's hands? He will help. When you do, here are 5 things you can expect: 

  1. You have a stability that nothing can shake – political, cultural, or societal upheaval. Political parties come and go. Cultural fads wax and wane. What we once held as truth --...
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