Colossians 3: I love how the MSG translation writes this. A good reminder! There are so many things in which to spend our energy and time on…..but I’m learning to up my discipline game in this process called life because while these activities aren’t necessarily bad they simply have no real life present in them.…

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In the last blog post I touched on the idea of extreme or excess thinking that is more subtle and less “in your face.”  It is often the more unassuming things that sneak into our lives and have big impacts because we don’t see it coming.  When you’ve become hardened to the Holy Spirit in…

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Excess living, what do you think it is?  Is it loud, bold, everything extreme and in your face?  Is it subtle, unassuming, ordinary and present in our everyday lives hiding and common place?  There are more options, distractions, noise and lights than ever before.  There is an old saying, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease.” …

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Keep in mind is that Jesus Christ is the foundation. So anyone who truly desires to live the Christian life, shall build upon him. Not anyone or anything else. Question: How do I build “on” Jesus? What does this look like? Great question. Consider these 4 points as a beginning: a. Keeping God’s word is…

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How to change to a new you   Always thank God our Father for these truths so that we may learn to run a worthy race.  Work these truths, everyday into our lives, so that we may persevere and overcome by his grace and his great love for us and the everlasting hope to be…

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There has been a common theme in my life as a believer.  The Lord is such a faithful lover of my soul.  I am such a fickle, inconsistent recipient of his tremendous and faithful love.  Falling and failing to be the person my heavenly father deserves is a position I’ve been in many times. There…

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God’s Promises, Desires & Truth   Scriptural Basis for this section:  Philippians 4:8 Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, think about these things. As you read these scriptures then ask yourself,…

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Whenever I sit down to have a conversation with someone, it’s always nice to have good topics of discussion.  Now, I know good can be very “relative” in terms of what we all consider to be great topics of conversation.  For me, topics of family, work, weather, etc… (while wonderful topics just by themselves) are…

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Hello again.  So, we last left off with the question of how does God’s judgment and the imagery of swords tie into God’s rest.  Also, how do we practically deal with the thoughts & attitudes we carry everyday & how that connects to how we enter into and maintain a steadiness in our walk with…

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“Don’t worry friend, just trust in God!”  I’m sure you’ve either heard or said something like this at some point.  The question today is do we truly understand what it means to enter into God’s rest and where do we start? As a quick illustration, I think about getting ready for bed in the evening. …

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