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Good Pain

“Don’t try to get out of anything prematurely. Let endurance finish its work, so that you may be mature and complete, lacking in nothing.” ~James 1:3-4 “For through your patient endurance you will gain your soul.” ~Luke 21:19 ~Ω~

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The Thought for the Week Collection

Dear blogger friends, and normal people, I’m up to my creative eyeballs with a new in-development film project, as well as doing background research for my in-progress Memoirs. So I’m on a weeklong blogging hiatus, of sorts. Meanwhile, may I … Continue reading

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Stop Squirming!

“For it is God who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His good pleasure. Therefore, do all things without grumbling and disputation.”  ~Philippians 2:13-14 †

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Slow-Growing Beauty

Thought for the Week I took this photo of magnolia buds on a recent walk. It may be the only time I’ve ever snapped a shot of tree buds. In fact, I rarely even notice them. Instead, early each spring … Continue reading

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My Experiment in Becoming Human

The Key to Fulfilling God’s Promise I recently wrote about my goal of talking less and listening more, of focusing more on others. This, I concluded, meant altering my habit of speaking all of my thoughts aloud. However, there’s often … Continue reading

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Is It Real?

Faith: If it doesn’t change who I am, it isn’t real.

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Isolation Sucks, and yet…

We seem to have hit critical mass. More than any other time during the pandemic people are suffering the effects of isolation: loneliness, depression, anger (domestic violence is up), longing for escape (drug sales are soaring). But if we to … Continue reading

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A Lesson on Achieving from Harry Potter

My Featured Blogger this week is Meschach Kanyion. I don’t know much about Meschach, except that he’s a pastor who says “I study the life of Jesus so that I can become like him and help others do the same.” … Continue reading

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3 Ways To Hear God’s Voice

Originally posted on The Church Revolution:
Unfortunately, we don’t have the luxury of audibly hearing the sound of God’s voice with our own two ears. I mean, that would just be awesome! I feel like my life would be so…

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Mixed Blessings

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Part Two: Oil and Water (To read Part One, click here) Now, about that woman I was “destined to marry”… I was leading the performing artists group at a large church in Southern California. There…

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