where are you?

In my journey toward wellness, maturity, and holiness before God, there’s a 2-fold question that keeps popping up: “Why are certain things more tempting to me than are others, and why did I try so hard to hide my sin?” I believe the answer to the second part of the question goes back to Adam.

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Faith.Wisdom.Endurance

My wife and I recently moved to Atlanta GA.  The transition has been more difficult than anticipated.  Even after “counting the cost” we way underestimated the financial, emotional, physical (‘i’m too old for this), and even spiritual toll that this move would take on us.

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in the fight 2

As I stated in PART 1 – I’ve let myself, and my faith slip into some of my old, unhealthy habits.  Frankly, I started to give up in soe areas.  But The Lord spoke saying, “Get back in the fight.” This post, as well as the last one, is about that battle.

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in the fight 1

Last week, Regina and I were watching a UFC fight (cause that’s how we roll). For the entire 25-minute bout, the champion kept his challenger pinned against the cage, and simply pulverized him. Somewhere in round 3, I took on the role of couch-commentator, (as men so often do), and said to Regina;
“I know he’s pressed against the cage,

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I see her in them

They are kind to others
They care for others before themselves
I see her in them

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its hard to be humble

I like being appreciated for my efforts…is that so bad? I enjoy leading, and being in front of a crowd. Is that prideful? For me, it all depends on motivation. In this post, I want to offer a very recent illustration of my pride doing battle against God’s word.

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Walls, Doors, & Gates

Most of us don’t need a lesson in boundaries – nor are you going to read one here.  We’ve all heard “no-no” since before we could walk. If you are old enough to read this,  you’ve already seen the danger of choosing the wrong friends (Proverbs 13:20), or not setting boundaries in our eating or spending habits. This post is about what type(s) of boundaries that I tend to set. Not all situations are the same.

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but even if you don’t pt 3

I am a believer that God is good and that Satan is bad.  Further, I believe that everything good and perfect comes from God and everything bad comes from Satan.  Where I think we get messed up is in our definitions of good and of bad.

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but even if you don’t pt 2


Read part 1 first – otherwise this post will make little sense to the reader.

there’s a link to part 1 at the bottom of this post

But by way of a VERY SHORT recap…

In this series, I am talking about an element of following Jesus that, to at least some degree, is missing from modern Christianity. The component I am referring to is cost.We are taking about Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
The account is found in Daniel 3.  Go read it.  The last post set the stage for the meat-and-potatoes of my reason for posting.

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but even if you don’t pt 1

In this 3 part series, I am going to talk about an element of following Jesus that, to at least some degree, is missing from modern Christianity. The component I am referring to is “cost.”  Although I have no plans to present a case for the concept of the cost of following Jesus, I do intend to introduce the idea through a biblical account.

After you read the series, you can study it out to your heart’s content.  These are my musings in blog format. This is not a well-researched book. My purpose here is to simply cause us, as modern church peeps, to think outside of the Christian lifestyle we have come to know, love, and embrace.

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