Monthly Archives: December 2011

Go With God, and Keep Going


I was half-thinking of riffing on my last book review and titling this “So Simple, Even a Senior Pastor Could Do It.” I eventually thought better of that idea, but my reasoning was sound… granted, someone could also have fun … Continue reading

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Patience, My Dear


What’s the longest time you’ve ever spent waiting for something? How did you handle the wait? What did you learn from it? In recent Wednesdays, we’ve taken the time to remember that God is still in the mission He’s put … Continue reading

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Fill ‘Er Up!


Even if there’s not one currently in your refrigerator for the holidays, it’s very likely that you’ve experienced the sheer joy of a roll of cookie dough. Some of you can’t even wait to cook the stuff, and just eat … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Independence


We’ve spent a lot of time in recent Fridays talking about how to deal with our feelings toward those who’ve opposed and hurt us. Therefore, we’re going to widen our net ever-so-slightly to include one more enemy—you. All of us … Continue reading

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Grow, Team!


What’s your favorite team or organization? Why? (And hey, who doesn’t love a team with a mascot that looks, and frankly acts, like Barney’s deformed brother? –>) What’s the best team, organization, or group you’ve been a part of? What … Continue reading

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Without Love, I’m Nothing


Think about your last bad experience while going out to eat, whether it was a four-star restaurant or a fast-food joint…. What went wrong? What could have been prevented, and how? How could—or did—others help make things right, even if … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Doubt — a start


Our anxiety expresses itself through doubt. And our doubt expresses itself by taking things into our own hands. Whether we say it or even consciously think it, trying to make things happen on our own says, at best, “God’s not … Continue reading

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