Monthly Archives: September 2011

Lay Down Your Anxiety


My dad has a phrase I’ve used a lot in the past couple decades: “He’s the God of 11:59.” In other words, God intervenes in our lives when He’s supposed to, at our time of deepest need—not when we think … Continue reading

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The D-Word (Discipline)


Got a bag of M&Ms or potato chips? Go get a candy or chip one right now—but only one. Then we’ll talk. Ready? Good. Last Wednesday, we looked at what it takes to commit ourselves to pursuing the better things … Continue reading

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Learning to Let Go


Previously, we looked at the challenges of handing over responsibility to others. Here’s the second half of that story. Let’s assume for a moment that you’ve overcome the obvious challenges (and eventually, you will). You’re figured out what you can … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Ambitions — a few fragments


In his book The Spiritual Man, Watchman Nee points out, “The enemy well knows how we need our mind to attend the spirit so that we may walk by the spirit. Thus he frequently induces us to overuse it that … Continue reading

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Loving What’s REALLY Good


There’s a very revealing scene in the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, as Harry encounters the Mirror of Erised. Watch it here and the first couple minutes of here, then consider: • What do you think of Dumbledore’s … Continue reading

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There When You Need It


Think about a time when God used a circumstance to totally surprise you, and either taught you something totally new or reminded you of something important you’d forgotten. What was it that God did, or provided? What did you learn … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Bitterness — a fragment


I had originally considered calling this either “Lay Down Your Judgment” or “Lay Down Your Grudges.” Either would have worked, and I’ll hit on them here. But I think this new title captures both those ideas, and something more. Plus, … Continue reading

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