The Secret of Life

I came across a pretty powerful thought. And as I thought about that thought, I decided to put it on an image. Then I had an interesting experience. Depending on the image, the thought took on different meaning. So here are three different images with the same quote. No matter which one grabs you, may […]

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A Little Enthusiasm Goes a Long Way

Just imagine how far a LOT of enthusiasm can take you! Do you remember the definition of en-THUSE? To enthuse is to put “thuse” in someone. Thuse comes from the Greek word theos, which is the word for God. The original meaning of the word was to have some of God in you, which would […]

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How You Make a Life

There are many things to consider about the theme of Making a Life. One part is that you don’t make your life at all, but you receive life.  This is a Christian perspective that must be a foundation for all other perspectives. Our life is not our own. We did not give birth to ourselves. […]

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Making the Most of Your Time

Be very careful then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish but understand what the Lord’s will is. Ephesians 5:15-17 These words of the Apostle Paul have motivated me through the long years. I am highly […]

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Holy Spirit, I Pray…

Some years ago I wrote a short article where I talked about praying to the Holy Spirit. Since then, I have had many people say they never knew they could “pray TO the Holy Spirit.” I am not surprised. It was not my normal practice either. It seemed natural to pray to the Father. After […]

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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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