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Fear of Success (by Cody Hogden)

I know. I know. That sounds kind of crazy when our world is driven by success. Just do a quick Google search of the word "success" and you'll find over a million sites. 400,000 of those being books written on how to succeed. Some of our best quotes are about success or failure. Let no… Continue reading Fear of Success (by Cody Hogden)

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Enemies of God have fat hearts

As God so gently guides me through His Word, He carefully brings correction. Adulterers and Adulteresses! Don’t you know that friendship with the world is hostility toward God? So whoever wants to become the world’s friend becomes God’s enemy.  (James 4:4) Adultery.  Harsh words.  Meant to bring pause and draw attention. Companions of the world. … Continue reading Enemies of God have fat hearts

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Mammon and the evil eye…mwahahaha

Last week, my pastor posted on his blog a reminder to protect our eyes.  The lamp of the body is the eye. If therefore your eye is good, your whole body will be full of light. But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in… Continue reading Mammon and the evil eye…mwahahaha

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Sharing Sunday: Out to pasture

From the tenth chapter of the Book of John, our Pastor escorted us into an understanding of Jesus as our Shepherd.  The Good Shepherd. I am the good shepherd. I know My own sheep, and they know Me, as the Father knows Me, and I know the Father. I lay down My life for the sheep.  (John 10:14-15)… Continue reading Sharing Sunday: Out to pasture

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With Google in my eyes, can I see God?

While browsing an enlightening blog, Connecting Dots to God, I learned of a plan from Google to create something quite interesting.  Have you heard about Project Glass?      I find this amazing.  Yet, I’m also troubled.  I am sure most of you are remarkably disciplined and are not tempted by technology. However, I am.  In fact,… Continue reading With Google in my eyes, can I see God?

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Sharing Sunday: Taking care of business. Before it’s too late.

The sermon this Sunday was based on the ninth chapter of John.  The story of the blind man healed as Jesus placed mud on his eyes and then instructed him to wash in the pool. With faith and obedience, the blind man dipped in the water.  And came back with sight. After He said these… Continue reading Sharing Sunday: Taking care of business. Before it’s too late.

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If God hates religion, what’d He think of Jesus?

This week, we are preparing our hearts for Easter Sunday using a Holy Week Worship Guide (thank you, Nick). Caleb and I were together on our Holy Week journey one morning when I read, Each year, thousands of faithful pilgrims made the trek to Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover, and Jesus and His disciples were… Continue reading If God hates religion, what’d He think of Jesus?

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Sharing Sunday: Freedom Finders

From the book of John, our pastor shared yesterday.  Jesus reveals truth. I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows Me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.  (John 8:12) The Pharisees continue to question Jesus. Jesus warns them. You are from below. I am from above.You are of… Continue reading Sharing Sunday: Freedom Finders

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Even lizards can’t move me today {my sight is set high}

I knew it was coming. Because it’s Friday. Caleb strode boldly from his room into the kitchen with a command under the guise of a suggestion. I think Camden should have to sweep the front porch today since I just made his bed. Friday’s dreaded chore.  Sweeping the front porch means a possible encounter with lizards. … Continue reading Even lizards can’t move me today {my sight is set high}

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Welcoming a resurrection {Preparing for Easter}

  There is a preparing in our hearts.  A time of anticipation. Awaiting a promise.  Looking for the refreshment. This season is upon us. Just before Easter. So much thought is given to preparing for Christmas.  Possibly it is selfish territory disguised as a religious venue.  Not lasting long after the twenty-fifth of December. A… Continue reading Welcoming a resurrection {Preparing for Easter}