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Water and Wine

It might seem insignificant, but the water jars in John 2 were the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing. Small details that might seem insignificant remain in Scripture for a reason. … Continue readingWater and Wine

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The Shoes We Wear

“Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people?” (Galatians 1:10). The impressions that others have of us matter because everything about us should point to Jesus Christ. In the age of social media and instant publicity, this becomes increasingly difficult. … Continue readingThe Shoes We Wear

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The Cost of Extra Baggage

It’s easy to accumulate a lot of baggage in life, and hard to let go as we move forward. There is a cost associated with what we take with us. Carrying baggage into our calling is likely to result in burnout that we don’t see coming. … Continue readingThe Cost of Extra Baggage

How To Hear From God

How To Hear From God

It’s easy to say “I’m willing to follow where ever God leads.” This is especially true when we don’t think we hear Him saying to go anywhere. We often get comfortable where we are in life, whether it be a job, house, standard of living, or even our relationship with God. In those times of comfort, it is easy to settle in and not want anything to change. Like a memory foam mattress, the world seems to conform to our own image and gives us a sense of comfort and security. The desire to remain in that place of comfort

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Have you ever listened to a recording of yourself singing? Did you like what you heard? When I’ve listened to recordings of myself, I cringe and wonder if that’s really what I sound like. Even people who like the sound of their own voice tend to dislike the way their recorded voice sounds. Believe it or not, your voice does not sound different when recorded. We only perceive it that way. Timothy E. Hullar explains it this way: Air-conducted sound is transmitted from the surrounding environment through the external auditory canal, eardrum and middle ear to the cochlea, the fluid-filled

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Stress Wears You Down

Over the past 15 years (and more if I really dig deep), I have experienced the provision of God, and I’m still learning to trust His ways and timing. As the old hymn goes, “How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er… O for grace to trust Him more.” … Continue readingStress Wears You Down

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