Month: May 2019

Lessons from a Sailor on “Catching the Wind”

In the first message on the Spirit, we talked about the RUACH of God. Ruach is the Hebrew word that is translated as: Spirit, spirit, breath, and wind. I used the illustration of having our sails up and ready, to catch the wind when it starts blowing. Afterwards, a number of people told me how […]

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Mothers: Living Faithfully, a Hidden Life

We all love the big, the grand, the spectacular, the showy & splashy, the memorable… But that it about 3% of life? The other 97% of life is none of that. The other 97% is the daily, routine, little, small, unmemorable but absolutely essential stuff that makes life worth living. Mothers, in all sorts of […]

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What Questions Are You Asking?

I think much of my life is spent asking questions and then seeking answers—or if not answers, at least insights and clues that contribute to answers. I think it is human nature to ask questions. The sculptor Rodin captured this in his famous work, The Thinker. There are big questions. Why am I here? What […]

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What Motivates You?

That’s my question. Short. Clear. Direct. What motivates you? Why did you get out of bed today (assuming you are out of bed)? Why are you engaging the day (assuming you are)? Why bother with doing what you do? What’s the point? What’s the reason? What’s the outcome that keeps you going? There are good […]

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The Unforgivable Sin?

Did you ever wonder if you had committed the unforgivable sin? I still remember my college friend coming to me in full PANIC mode. While I don’t remember the exact words of our conversation, the gist was this: “I think I am in real trouble.” “Why do you say that?” I asked. To which he […]

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Intention Deficit Disorder

I wonder if you have a case of IDD. Not ADD, which is Attention Deficit Disorder, or ADHD, which is Attention Deficit Hyper-activity Disorder. IDD is when you have Intention Deficit Disorder. You have a deficit of intentionality. You are low on intentional living. You are weak on purposeful activity. You are dwelling on the […]

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Learning to Hear the Spirit Through the Word

I had been a Christian for many years… almost 25 years. I was in what the Bible calls a “wilderness time.” Life was very hard. Ministry was very, very hard. Things were not working out at all the way I had anticipated. Conflict, tension, disappointments, being criticized, not feeling (even close) to being good enough… […]

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