Life is Short. So Live Well.

Life is short. Too short to waste time. Too short to hate. Too short to live with regret. Too short to give up. Too short to give in. Too short to accept defeat. Too short to spend it pursing things that don’t last. Too short to resist, reject, or obstruct the God given destiny that

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True Love is Eternal Life

“Three things will last forever — faith, hope, and love — and the greatest of these is love.” – 1 Corinthians 13 What is love, really? Is love a feeling? an emotion? an experience? Is love a thought? a conclusion? a point of view? The apostle John summarized it this way, “God is love” –

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He is Risen

Friday was defeat, Saturday was despair, Sunday was victory. “Weeping may last through the night, but joy comes with the morning.” – Psalm 30 Are you ready for your resurrection?  Are you ready for life — abundant, blessed, and whole?  Are you ready to let go of your fear, your doubt, your hurts, your tears?

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Life Isn’t Fair, It’s Better Than Fair

One of the central foundations of Christianity that differentiates it from many other world religions is the fundamental belief that life is not fair. In Christianity, the universe is not conspiring to guarantee you the same outcome as everyone else, or balancing the outputs you achieve with the outputs received by others, or even returning to

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Following the Way, Understanding the Truth, Living the Life

As Jesus neared the end of His life on earth, His disciples became more and more concerned that Jesus said He was going to leave them.  They had dropped so much to follow Him, and yet here they were coming to the end of their walk with Him, and He seemed to be saying that He

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Complex, Flawed, and Victorious

Every life is a story. Every person is a book worth reading. Every human is a complex collage of influences, decisions, and experiences. So, if you are letting your dark and complex past define you, if you are looking at your flaws and thinking they are insurmountable, or telling yourself that you just aren’t capable

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God is Alive

God is not dead.  God is not distant.  God is not an invention of human superstition or an anthropomorphic interpretation of phenomena beyond our control. God is alive.  God is present.  God is real. People often ask “Where was God?” after turbulent times, tumult, disease, loss, disaster, and despair. The answer is that God is

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Living With Expectancy

You should be living your life with expectancy.  “Yeah, right.  Nothing seems to be working out for me right now.  Why should I expect it to get better?” Expectations are central to your ability to handle a wide variety of situations.  Expectations set by past experience, education, insight, wisdom, perception, intuition, understanding, and more are

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A Short Step With a Long View

When I was growing up, one of my father’s favorite moral lessons, that he reinforced at every opportunity, was to consider the consequences of a decision when making a choice, “It’s like taking a short step with a long view, every decision influences what happens as a result and those results change the future.”  

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Counterintuitive Success

Jesus succeeded in His mission by choosing to die for his friends.  Like a marine diving on a grenade to save his squad members, or a fireman rushing up the stairs of the world trade center to get one more out as the towers fell — Jesus was willing to put it all on the

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Easy as 1-2-3

The only things that are obvious, are things you already know.  So, when you are facing a new challenge, it can seem daunting to the point of impossible when, in fact, you actually are equipped for the challenge and are going to succeed.  And, once you have conquered, overcome, persisted, and achieved in a situation,

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