you didn’t go to far

This post is for those of us who have wasted the days, the years, the opportunities, the money, the relationships  – the whatever(s). This is for those of us who feel that God may still love us, and has forgiveness us.  But something deep inside wants to tell us that things will never be the same.

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plug it in

Regina once said that trying to do the work of The Lord without His power is like “trying to vacuum without plugging the dang thing in.”

 

In other words…

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What’s a minister?

In a recent Facebook post, a friend asked the question, “how would you define ministry?”  Here’s is an expanded version of how I answered his question.

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Merry?Christmas

The immortal phrase, “Merry Christmas” is everywhere I turn. The closer the big day approaches the more frequent it is becoming.  But what does it actually mean to wish someone, “Merry Christmas?”  Come to think of it…am I going to actually have a merry Christmas?

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a time to listen

There’s a time to speak, and there’s a time to listen. Most everybody has heard this either from the song, “Turn! Turn! Turn!” by The Byrds, or from Ecclesiastes 3:7 where they got it from. but often do we really heed those words?

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She Loves Me

Regina wanted me to know what was on her heart toward me.
She emailed me this

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Mourning Times Infinity 2

Jeremiah seemed to believe that his life was forever damned to this place of hopelessness. But even in his state of total despair and depression, Jeremiah let God know how he felt. Here’s how the prophet’s act of mourning changed his entire outlook and also brought comfort to an entire nation.

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Mourning Times Infinity

This biblical account is arguably the best example of how the act of mourning can give us clear perspective – even in the worst of times.

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burn us up

 

“How long do we stay in the fire?” “Is it a lack of faith, or is it wisdom to leave a burning building before the roof caves in – leaving us no escape?” These are questions I recently posed to myself, to Regina, and to God. But it was something that Regina said that was not only the catalyst for this post, but her statement also gave me wisdom, and direction. Regina suggested that we leave as soon as we can but NOT before the ropes burn off.

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Time to Mourn 2

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says that, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens.” (NIV)
Following that sentence is long list of events that we can all identify with to one one degree or another.  The writer will then offer us a statement that is the focal point of this post.

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