Monthly Archives: June 2013

Jesus is Coming: Are You Ready?

“For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God . . .” (I Thessalonians 4:16) For years my family has lived by a maxim of sorts that has defined the way we think about our life. In the midst of troubles both great and small we always come back to it. It goes like this: ” . . . but then, Jesus could come back tomorrow and this (trial, worry, disappointment, need) won’t matter anymore.” It never fails to help us regain our footing, re-adjust our priorities, and revitalize our hope. Well, recently I’ve been reading through I Thessalonians in my Bible and I noticed that the end of each chapter emphasizes living every day in … Continue reading

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Escaping The Tyranny of “Tired”

Sometimes in the race of life we get tired. Just. Plain. Tired. Have you ever felt like that?┬áHave you felt too tired to tackle the day’s hassles; too apathetic to plot a future path; too discouraged to try to set goals, let alone shoot for them? Well, I have to admit that lately I’ve been feeling pretty tired. Run down by poor health Pressed by financial stress Plagued by sinful habits Overwhelmed by ministry responsibilities Can you relate? Now some would say we need to pull back, take it easy for a while. Others would say we need to take some time out for ourselves–spend some “me” time. Still others may say we’re depressed and refer us to a counselor. Heard that. Tried it. Didn’t work. So, what does God … Continue reading

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You Can Make A Difference

What would our life be like if we had someone who believed we were important enough to invest in? Someone to come along side us in our journey of faith; a wizened traveler to help us navigate the mine fields of life; a trusted guide to help us scale faith’s rugged slopes and rejoice with us when we reach a peak.   Does such a person even exist? So many of us long for a mentor who will help us make sense of life, of God. A confidant who’s slow to judge and quick to listen. Someone who won’t nit-pick our theology when we’re mid-meltdown. One who allows us to struggle through the fragile faith growing process–while encouraging us in it. Oh, the supreme gift of someone off whom to … Continue reading

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