Monthly Archives: October 2011

Born to Lea… SERVE.


Think about a humbling or humiliating situation you’ve faced—for example, a layoff or demotion at work, something big you tried that failed in front of everyone, or even something embarrassing that happened when you were growing up. Besides “humbled” or … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Bitterness — another piece


Let’s circle back to last week’s “transgressors” thoughts and add a little something to them. Something else I’ve been noticing in the gospels recently, which I suspect you have too in some similar way…. The people we’d normally think of … Continue reading

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Truth Is More Useful Than Fiction


I have to admit: Unless your name’s John Bunyan, fictional accounts of God’s hypothetical real-life work in the church has never really done it for me. (I have to wonder how I’d feel if I were to read In His … Continue reading

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That Was You, God… Right?


When have you done something believing it’s what God wanted, then later realized it wasn’t? What happened? (Ignore the embarrassment you’re feeling right now—just process it.) Looking back now, what really motivated you? It’s pretty easy to get caught up … Continue reading

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Who Are You… Really?


I’d like you answer our title question right now. Who are you and what are you about? There’s one catch, though: You can’t mention what you do. No mention of jobs, hobbies, volunteer work—any kind of accomplishment or activity. Go! … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Hurt


I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the following passage: “He (Christ) was numbered with the transgressors” (Isa. 53:12, Mark 15:28). I believe that in our own way we too are called to this, and that it’s a key to … Continue reading

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The Learned Desperation of Prayer


“There is nothing secret about communion with God. If we live a holy life before God, broken of our pride and self-will, crying out for grace, then we will be in communion with God. It really is that simple.” Paul … Continue reading

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