Useful or Useless

Useful or Useless

And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that in all things, at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8 Henri Nouwen wrote, "But whenever I become a little useless I know that God is calling me to a new...

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Five Minutes

Five Minutes

Honor Christ and let him be the Lord of your life. Always be ready to give an answer when someone asks you about your hope. 1 Peter 3:15 (CEV) You may have heard of the five-minute elevator speech. It is often used to pitch a product or idea to the boss. He doesn't...

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Expectations

Expectations

You can make many plans,     but the Lord’s purpose will prevail. Proverbs 19:21 (NLT) I'm a planner by temperament, birth order, and enneagram number. I make lists. I fill in a calendar on my computer which syncs to all my devices. I don't wait until the last minute...

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Cancel Culture or Christ Culture

Cancel Culture or Christ Culture

In 1986, my daughter began attending the local public high school. She had spent her elementary and junior high school years in a nearby Christian school. We felt that she was mature and ready for an entry into public education. We would be there to support her and...

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Hope is a Verb

Hope is a Verb

We were saved to have this hope. If we can see what we are waiting for, that is not really hope. People don’t hope for something they already have. But we are hoping for something we don’t have yet, and we are waiting for it patiently. Romans 8:24-25 (ERV) I was...

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What if…Even if

What if…Even if

As for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more. Psalm 71:14 (NIV) The year 2021 started off with anticipation that the lockdown and isolation would begin to let up as the vaccines became available. With a year of our lives devoted to fighting to...

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