Sharpen the axe edge

If you’ve ever swung an axe with a dull edge trying to chop wood then you know how frustrating it can be to make any progress.  You  might say it’s a bit like cutting a thick steak with a dull butter knife.  Recently doing some reading in Ecclesiastes 10:10 which says, “If the axe is…

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Is there life in this?

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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Crave with caution

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….it’s addictive

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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His nature & ways

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

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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I want to be faithful

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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Everyday questions to apply to God’s promises and the truth of scripture

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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Don’t come empty handed

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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