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Finding Life in the Midst of Tragedy

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Dealing with tragedy is hard. BUT we can learn from the story of Elijah and a widow and how they dealt with the tragedy of her son’s death. Continue reading

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real living

Every man dies but not every man really lives. – William Wallace (as portrayed by Mel Gibson) in ‘Braveheart’

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Death to Life

This entry is part 4 of 5 in the series Miracles

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Funerals, Cemeteries, the battlefield, disaster area, or hospitals aren’t the only place we can find dead people. Continue reading

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outcome

This entry is part 4 of 4 in the series Christmas Potential

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We enable Christmas potential when we receive the gift God sent to this world and when we embark on the journey of becoming more like Christ. Today I want to conclude this series by describing the outcome of that potential. What happens when Christmas potential is allowed to run its’ course in individual lives? What happens when Christmas Potential is enabled and curried in the life of the church? Continue reading

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Overflow

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I remember the first time I was introduced to a restaurant called the Mandarin. Now those who know me well know that when eating out I like buffets and I like Chinese food. Those who have eaten at the Mandarin know that it is the king of buffets and has a smorgasbord of Chinese food. Needless to say I really enjoyed eating there. There was really good food and you could just pile it on. You could go back to your table with all the various delicacies just hanging off the plates. Overflowing in food. It made me want to go back for more – over and over again!

I wonder. Do people see you as a source of good stuff? Do people see you as someone who overflows with good stuff for them? And do they come back to you over and over for more? Do they know that you will do something or say something that will encourage them, that will lift them, that will help them?

Or is it true that some people run the other way when they see you coming – because you suck the life out of people with constant demands, criticism, and whining? Continue reading

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