The Last One Standing

I have confessed on these pages before that prayer has never been my strong suit spiritual discipline. My mind races. I get easily distracted. And I have never been able to sit still. Even while relaxing, something on me is moving. But the past 18 months or so, I have been faced with situations where

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Stress vs. Strength

In a late-night-hanging-out-in-the-kitchen talk with one of my adult sons, we began a discussion on the difference between doing things we believe the Lord wants us to do but striving, struggling, and stressing to make it happen in our own strength versus walking and working with Him as we go and doing the things He

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Fuel vs Fire

Abraham did it. Moses did it. Saul did it. Even David it. Skip over to the New Testament and the disciples did it too. Today, churches do it. Pastors do it. Para-church ministries do it. Christian authors do it too. What is the “it” to which I am referring? Trying to create the fire of

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God’s Bucket List

The last decade or so the term “bucket list” has become a buzz phrase. People use this to describe the things they hope to do before they die. So often it involves thrill-seeker activities like jumping out of an airplane (with a parachute) or extravagant trips like going to Europe. But I wonder if each of us

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