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Does the timeline of your life rolls up its sleeves and jeer, “You are sooo behind!”? Maybe it announces, “You should have made a name for yourself by now!”  Does the chiming curmudgeon clock in your heart wag a shaming finger at you, asking where you’ve been? I turned 59 last month and tried to […]

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When it comes to your thought life, how can you make the shift from mega-stress to peace? I spend several hours each Wednesday afternoon alone with Christ on what I call “Wordless Wednesdays.” Here deep cries to deep in the roar of the sweep of God’s waterfalls. His waves and His breakers sweep over me […]

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By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another” (John 13:35 NIV).  When you go through transition, is your self-talk riddled with regret? Wednesday I put my 26-year-old son, Andy, on a plane bound for Tokyo. Japanese is his total passion. Over the course of the last 10 years, […]

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I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world (John 16:33). Do you ever have one of those weeks when you’re stuck emotionally? You feel like your mental energies are drained and you’re shouldering a […]

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“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind” (Luke 10:27). Do you sometimes spend extended time with Jesus, but there are no goose bumps? That’s what happened with me a couple of weeks ago in Sisters, Oregon at Long […]

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“Come with Me to a quiet place and get some rest” (Jesus, in Mark 6:31). When we get on overload, what’s the best response we can make to pressing demands? How do we sort out and manage our time? Here’s a tip.

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Addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart (Ephesians 5:19, ESV)                        For years, I enjoyed substitute teaching for music instructors. One day, I was assigned an intermediate band class. I got to […]

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JKoEZ_KUMI When we’re in a blizzard, where do we find our peace? Here are a few thoughts amidst a traffic crawl in 19 degree (minus 7 wind chill factor) wind and snow.  (Video 2:46 min.) What are some ways you’ve found to reframe a storm?

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“What’s a worship ebb?” I scratched my head and asked. I opened an email that said The Warrior Class, a group of prayer warriors for Graham Cooke’s ministry with whom I have the privilege of serving, is taking a worship ebb. The idea is that in the ebb and flow of battle, you can’t always […]

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Can God do anything?  Well, almost. Here are five things He can’t do. See you as a failure “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness. Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” (2 Cor. […]

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