Lost in Exhaustion

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One of the most common reasons for being exhausted is always being plugged in, available, and scheduled.  We are striving too hard, competing too much, and putting more on our plates than God has ordained for us.  In order for us to rest, have balance, and recover we must recognize the sources of the exhaustion. Reasons why we are so … Read More

Inadequacy to Serenity

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In our culture does everything seem to depend upon our competing and performing?  If the value and significance of our lives is not bestowed on us prior to and independent of our performance than everything will depend on our performance.  We forget we are not the sole creators of our destiny.  As Christians we do not become who we are … Read More

Fortify Your Life

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How many of us ever really pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness?  This is Paul’s admonition to us in 1 Timothy 6:11, “But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness.” Have we ever dealt with hearts that grumble and become critical when things don’t go our way?  Do … Read More

Laughter Heals

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Over the holidays I was at a family gathering enjoying good food, good friends, and laughter.  I was talking with the family matriarch affectionately called “Memaw” by her grandchildren.  Looking at me she made a comment about the embroidered decorations on her sweatshirt and the effects of their strategic placement.  We started to laugh about the private joke between us.  … Read More

Can You Receive God’s Love?

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Accepting that we are deeply loved by God is the beginning of being released from our fears and enables us to become great lovers of God and others. Love is the foundation of connection that invites surrender and intimacy. Love is a welcoming place where we truly belong and the assurance that we have found that place. God is the … Read More

Are You Loved and Valued?

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“The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand.” (Psalm 37:23-24). God’s presence will be comforting and undeniable, because He has chosen to dwell within us.  We experience His indwelling in our minds through the person of the … Read More

What Is Your Name for God?

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It has been a long time since I have written a blog.  It is not because I have not had anything I have wanted to say.  I have concluded that there are too many voices competing for our attention; I do not want to write unless I have something that I believe is profitable for our spiritual journeys. Recently I … Read More

The Journeyman Walks with You

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Have you ever felt abandoned by God?  Have you ever been angry because you believe you are condemned by God?  Does it seem that God cannot touch the places of pain in your heart? Most of us can relate to feeling that way.  And often times, friends try to provide comfort with Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation … Read More

Important Things to Remember

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In the stresses of life we can forget the many ways that God has been with us and helped us in the past. As we remember and think specifically about the sacrifice Jesus has done for us. We think about the cost of our redemption and the willingness of God to pay the price for us our memories are jolted … Read More

Do Not Be Diminished

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There seems to be two types of leaders in the world – those who seem to boost the IQ of others and those who suck the mental life out of their employees. Have you ever worked for someone who was highly intelligent and yet, had a tendency to either overtly or subtly, shut you down? Some leaders can amplify intelligence … Read More