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Schedule a Happy Break

“What’s your Happy Break for today?” is a question I’m starting to ask those I work with. “Do you have a meeting or an activity on your to-do list that will bring you joy?” We can easily slip into a … Continue reading

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Time Experienced Simultaneously

Today I’m mediating on God’s nature as everlasting (eternity). Since we are stuck in our time-space continuum, we struggle to grasp both the nature and the implications of God’s eternity. We experience time sequentially: today I’m experiencing July 12 and … Continue reading

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God Defines “The Good Life”

“He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? (Micah 6:8, ESV)” This verse is commonly quoted, … Continue reading

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Day of Hope; Day of Warning

I have always appreciated the powerful promise of Joel 2:26-29: “”And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, … Continue reading

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Musical Prophecy

1 Chronicles 25:1 put two words together that I had never thought about as a pair: prophecy and music. “the sons of Asaph . . . prophesied with lyres, with harps, and with cymbals.” Previously, the ministry of prophecy was … Continue reading

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Convincing Evidence

“Follow me, and I will make you become . . .  (Jesus, in Mark 1:17).” When we follow Jesus, we become. Yes, I know that Mark 1:17 specifies a definite becoming: Simon and Andrew would become fishers of people. However, … Continue reading

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Answering Anxiety

I often allow anxieties to accumulate in my mind and spirit. This steals my joy and energy, and warps my perception of reality. For that reason, I experience deep longing whenever I read “Cast all your anxiety on him because … Continue reading

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Appreciating Life

Tony Evan’s book Praying Through the Names of God touched me deeply this morning. “Your life extends into mine, giving me the opportunity to experience your creation. . . Forgive me for not treasuring and taking care of the gift … Continue reading

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Like A Child . . . Really?

Does an adult view of God get in the way of our kingdom participation? I read this morning from Matthew 18-20. In this section, children were always hanging out around Jesus (Matthew 18:1-6, 19:13-15). He counted that as a good … Continue reading

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A Summoned Leader

I was reading Jim Beaird’s remarkable book, Proximity Factor this morning. He quotes Leonard Sweet, who wrote, “Leaders are neither born nor made. They are summoned.” This resonates with my current experience. I’m in two leadership roles for which I … Continue reading

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