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Why You Need To Be Your Own Gatekeeper
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The Sons of Korah were keepers of the gates of the tabernacle. As gatekeepers they were positioned at the gate of the Synagogue, overseeing who came in and out to worship. In Psalm 84:10, they wrote, “Better is one day … Read More

A Recipe for Contentment
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If there’s anything that destroys our joy in life, it’s when we compare our situation to that of others. Comparing leads to envy.   The conversation in our head might go something like this, “Why did he get that promotion … Read More

Where is Jesus in Your Unexpected?
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When life takes an unexpected turn, it’s easy to miss what Jesus is doing in the mix. That was the case for the disciples.   After the resurrection, the disciples weren’t sure what they should do so they did what … Read More

Why Your Friendships Are Important
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 As I write this, Steve and I have our close friends Greg and Jill in town. We’ve been friends for years. During a rough season in our lives, Greg and Jill were there, supporting, praying, and processing with us. During … Read More

When Your Dreams Die, It’s Time For a Resurrection
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Each of us have had dreams that have died. We’ve wondered, “Where is God? Can He resurrect this mess?”   Mary must have wondered that as she stood outside the tomb weeping. Jesus had been crucified, now His body was … Read More

Profound Thoughts from a Four-Year-Old
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My little granddaughter Selah, age 4, decided to teach a seminar to her brother and sister. After gathering them in the living room, Selah preached, “To be part of a community you must act justly, love mercy and walk humbly … Read More

What’s Crippling You?
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I love the story of Jesus healing the crippled woman! In case you’re unfamiliar, the story is recorded in Luke 13:10-17. Jesus was teaching in one of the local synagogues and saw a woman in the congregation who was crippled. … Read More

Do You Need to Bring Order to Chaos?
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Does life ever feel out of control to you? Does it ever feel like pure chaos? I’ve got good news for you, God delights in transforming chaos into beauty.   In Moses’s account of creation, he writes, “The earth was … Read More