Well Done

...begin to dream new dreams. Faith can rekindle old desires and create new hopes, replacing some of the old dreams we painfully watched die. Nicole Johnson You might think the following thoughts fall in line with Nicole's writings in the quote above from¬†Keeping a Princess Heart, and you'd be half right. I picked up that … Continue reading Well Done

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Face Fear

I am a human being who fails daily. I've also had epic fails that effected other people, namely my wife and daughter. I never set out to affect these kinds of effects. Fear, hunger and physical exhaustion cause some of them. As life evolves I look upon the choices that brought me to where I … Continue reading Face Fear

Seeking the Savior

There is no greater purpose than drawing people into the presence of God. My friend David did that for us tonight. He started with Philippians 3.13-14. ...Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ … Continue reading Seeking the Savior

Crossing Thresholds

Forgiveness is a powerful thing many people fail to exercise. As a Jesus follower it's even more important. On a visceral level forgiveness is essential for unbelievers because unbelieving health professionals promote it for healing. If you harbor bitterness on any level your life will be miserable. As a believer the indwelling of the Holy … Continue reading Crossing Thresholds

Grinding Worth

My friend Jared's latest post is wonderful. Go read it here. Try not to compare yourself to anyone else. That's easier said then done. When we compare our sufferings to the more intense sufferings of others we feel guilty. That doesn't help me to get through what I'm facing. It creates a system of denial … Continue reading Grinding Worth

Resistance

There are a thousand directions I can go with this individual post. A word has just come to mind that I want to unpack in the context of my own journey. That word is resistance. Resistance happens everyday for me. There are obstacles I have to overcome from waking up in the morning to going … Continue reading Resistance

An Emmanuel Reflection II

The post yesterday was so revealing and negative I almost didn't post it. As I sit here with my second cup of coffee I want to share part two of An Emmanuel Reflection. The post could have been much more revealing and negative, so I do feel some sense of pride that I didn't completely … Continue reading An Emmanuel Reflection II