we unnecessarily complicate everything! #LiveInLove

The unfolding of your words gives light;     it gives understanding to the simple. - Psalm 119:130 Sometimes I wonder if maybe we make life too complicated. I look around and see how so many examples of people taking something that's essentially elegant and stress-free, then stirring in unwarranted complication. Without doing any deep research, several examples …

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taking good care of a good gift #EarthDay

For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom …

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immersed in the good story: perspective on the Bible

God, teach me lessons for living     so I can stay the course. Give me insight so I can do what you tell me—     my whole life one long, obedient response. Guide me down the road of your commandments;     I love traveling this freeway! Give me a bent for your words of wisdom,     and not for …

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Light, Logos, and God’s transforming Love

"Your eye is a lamp that provides light for your body. When your eye is good, your whole body is filled with light.  But when your eye is bad, your whole body is filled with darkness. And if the light you think you have is actually darkness, how deep that darkness is!" - Matthew 6:22-23 …

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stories – finding our authentic self…

O Lord, you have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up. You know my thoughts even when I’m far away. You see me when I travel and when I rest at home. You know everything I do. You know what I am going to say …

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UNSTUCK: what it takes to move forward

Forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:13-14) FORWARD & OUT: We've covered a lot of ground at Life, Gratitude, Faith, & Passion over the past few days. Abortion, Gay Marriage, Boko …

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Discovering Our Own Story (that means YOU)

1 You have searched me, LORD, and you know me. 2 You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. 3 You discern my going out and my lying down; You are familiar with all my ways. (Psalm 139) Every day I find more great stories to tell. Currently I'm right in the …

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