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Four Words that Defeat Worry

Posted by on May 24, 2017 in Stories | 0 comments

Four Words that Defeat Worry

Worry. We know we shouldn’t do it as much as we do. But we do it anyhow. Almost anytime the topic of worry comes up in conversation someone (usually with really good intentions) will toss Philippians 4:6-7 into the mix: Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (NIV) Good verses. I believe them. However…sometimes hearing them is a bit like...

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As We are Able

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Stories | 0 comments

As We are Able

For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. (Romans 12:4-6a NIV) Last month I had the privilege of working with our Middle School and High School students to prepare Creekside’s Good Friday Service. We gave the kids the basic framework that we were going to walk through a Seder (Passover) meal as the centerpiece of the...

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Honor Thy Father and Mother

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in Stories | 0 comments

Honor Thy Father and Mother

Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you. (Deuteronomy 5:16 NASB) My friend Kerry and I have been doing a Rapid Bible Read Thru (thanks Keith Ferrin!) using the chronological bible scheme from the Blue Letter Bible, with hopes of finishing the whole Bible in four months. Last week we finished 2 Samuel, 1 Chronicles and associated Psalms. The Old Testament histories are rich in detail and touch us with their plainly told stories of birth, growth and death, especially since we’re getting into our autumn of life....

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Out With the Old, In With the New

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in Stories | 0 comments

Out With the Old, In With the New

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come! (2 Cor. 5:17) In less than two months’ time, I will be starting a new chapter in my life — parenthood. With it will come a significant amount of responsibility that will require me to leave some elements of my life in the background, if not eliminate them altogether. Relaxation will become a rare luxury. I will have to spend considerable time caring for and bonding with my child, leaving much less alone time, which has been important to me throughout...

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Calls Me by Name

Posted by on Apr 26, 2017 in Stories | Comments Off on Calls Me by Name

Calls Me by Name

They asked her, “Woman, why are you crying” “They have taken my Lord away,” she said, “And I don’t know where they have put him.” At this she turned around and saw Jesus standing there, but she did not realize that it was Jesus. He asked her, “Woman, why are you crying? What is it you are looking for? Thinking he was the gardener, she said, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have put him, and I will get him.” Jesus said to her, “Mary.” She turned toward him and cried out, “Rabboni!” (which means “Teacher”). (John 20:13-16...

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Love God, and Do What You Want

Posted by on Apr 19, 2017 in Stories | Comments Off on Love God, and Do What You Want

Love God, and Do What You Want

Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. (Psalm 37:4 ESV) While sitting in silence recently, contemplating my Lenten devotional, I came to understand something that had been worrying me for nearly my whole life. It’s been my dream to write books ever since I realized that books come from people writing them. I’ve planned to do it, poked away at it, spent time and money and credit hours on it, and frequently felt guilty for doing so. Last September, circumstances finally came together to allow me to quit my...

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Like a Seed

Posted by on Apr 11, 2017 in Stories | Comments Off on Like a Seed

Like a Seed

Therefore when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit. (John 19:30 NASB) Dying and death have been on my mind for weeks. At Creekside, we’ve pored over the Scriptures and prophecies about Jesus’ death on the cross in Sunday sermons. We’re preparing for Good Friday and believe that Jesus’ death is good, even gloriously good. Yet human dying is all around us, and it doesn’t seem good at all. How can Jesus’ death be good and all the other deaths not be good? Is death less of an...

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Holy Week

Posted by on Apr 4, 2017 in Stories | Comments Off on Holy Week

Holy Week

Holy Week For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. (John 3:16-17 NIV) I eagerly await putting on my new spring dress and celebrating Easter with you! I am not so eagerly moving into this next week, trying once again to somehow understand and fathom what Jesus suffered and how He died, for me. I am definitely a “must go through it to get to it” person, so...

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What I Learned in ASL Class

Posted by on Mar 29, 2017 in Stories | Comments Off on What I Learned in ASL Class

What I Learned in ASL Class

Last year I was reading a blog about the deaf and how many of their relatives won’t learn ASL. I myself have seen this. But as I read further, I realized they were talking about a different ASL than what I thought. They were talking about Australian Sign Language. I was thinking American Sign Language. Interesting that two countries in different parts of the world have the same cultural problems. Of course, since I am an American, I’ll be talking about what I learned while taking American Sign Language. I was talking with a couple of people...

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God in Charge

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017 in Stories | Comments Off on God in Charge

God in Charge

But the Lord said, “You have been concerned about this plant, though you did not tend it or make it grow. It sprang up overnight and died overnight. And should I not have concern for the great city of Nineveh, in which there are more than a hundred and twenty thousand people who cannot tell their right hand from their left—and also many animals?” (Jonah 4:10-11 NIV) In case anyone missed it, we’re finally expecting a child in June, possibly July. Normally, news like this is incredibly joyous, and lots of people are happy to hear it. For a...

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