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QUITR vol 5

Good decisions don’t make life easy, but they do make life easier. (Movie: Forever Strong) Teach in every moment with your kids. Be a “kid” at least once a month. Prayer: I want to be where the will of your hand and the strength of your love collide 9/19/10 Romans 9…… Fall rain is refreshing, After… Read more »

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adding to the [right] noise

I don’t know why but when I hear “adding to the noise” it leaves a negative connotation in my mind. It could be due to the two boys in my house that bleed noise (and as a parent I seek silence), or various songs that speak of noise as less than desirable…. however, when I… Read more »

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what was it like?

I have been trying to put myself in the shoes of those early Christians. What it was like the morning they found Jesus’ tomb empty, what it was like when Jesus sat down at the right hand of God…. This morning I’ve been trying to imagine what people were saying, what they were thinking when… Read more »

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Next to My Boy

I was sitting next to my son, Roman, this morning while he ate two bowls of Cheereos… and I was overwhelmed by the thought of what God, the father, must of felt (obviosly not fully) when Jesus sat down next to him after the events of this last week… Now he was risen and re-united…. Read more »

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effortless grace is an oxymoron

  To extending grace to someone means that there has been an offense, or wrongdoing (as minor as it may be).  I’m learning that there are times when it may be easier to extend grace to someone, but it is never effortless.  Going into the Easter season – I want to take more time to refect… Read more »

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what consumes you?

There are many things that can consume me – I recently ran across a blog that spoke to this very well… kudos Jared. http://withonevoice.wordpress.com/2010/03/05/the-normal-things-are-dangerous/ Confession… what consumes me…? internet  / social networks work (church or day-job) the newest gadget / widget what I’m going to do…. Make boundries, and ask for accountability. What consumes you?

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blessed beyond measure

I am blessed. Even through the hardest week, roughest day, longest month… I am blessed. It is so easy to only focus on our blessings today, and maybe the past year or two… none of that compares.  To knowing Jesus, there really is nothing that compare to knowing Jesus Christ and walking with HIM through… Read more »

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oh the smell.

Yesterday morning prior to heading off to work, Levi (18 months old) and I were able to spend some quality time together. Together we explored as much as the main floor of our house allowed, he climbed things and ran around (and I did with him). Then suddenly there was a smell, and if you… Read more »

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feelings fade.

I appreciate Brad Ruggles’ post about things not feeling spiritual – great perspective. For those that are still new at the ‘trusting Jesus thing’… it is easy to think the ‘spiritual fire hydrant’ won’t run dry – and when it does –  it is easy to be disillusioned that something is ‘wrong’… (had this conversation with… Read more »

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Spiritual Warefare around Jesus

http://gangwish.blogspot.com There was a question that ran through my mind during our bible study last night… We’ve been reading through the Gospel of Mark and recently worked our way up to when Jesus was buried… My question to the group was “do you think the Satan’s attack of spiritual warefare on the day Jesus was… Read more »