LENT: WAIT

The Bible has a lot to say about the seasons of waiting we will endure during this lifetime. Inevitably, we all will sit in the waiting room at some point. Whether it be in traffic, at the grocery store, for lab results, or test scores…sooner or later, we will find ourselves there. W.A.I.T.I️.N.G. When will the…

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LENT: JOY

I️ know…yes, I️ know…I️ hear you. It’s too early in the Lent season to talk about JOY. It needs to wait until the end. It is the goal. The end. The grand finale. When Jesus is raised from the grave it results in an inexpressible, exuberant, uncontainable JOY. YES, of course, it does (or at…

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Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places?

In 1980, Johnny Lee won a Grammy award for the song, “Looking for Love” in which the famous lyrics chide I was lookin’ for love in all the wrong places, Lookin’ for love in too many faces” It’s a song about looking for love…something that we humans constantly are looking for, whether we readily admit…

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Advent Day 5: The Depravity of Man

Read Genesis 3:1-7. Our first real encounter with Eve occurs in the Garden of Eden. And nearly instantly, we see the depravity of man unveiled. She is approached by a “serpent who is more crafty than any other beast in the field” (v.1). The Meaning of Crafty Here’s what “Crafty” does NOT mean: His favorite…

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Day 22 – How Do Money And Joy Go Hand-in-Hand?

Jesus Christ said more about money than about any other single thing because, when it comes to a man’s real nature, money is of first importance. Money is an exact index to a man’s true character. All through Scripture there is an intimate correlation between the development of a man’s character and how he handles…

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I Want More!

I want more! Can’t get no satisfaction in this world anymore. As I stand in our driveway nonchalantly watching as my son swings nearby, I can’t help but notice my neighbor pull into the driveway in a brand-spanking’ new car. It’s white and sparkling, not a dent anywhere. I can only imagine the clean smell…

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