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Why I Need a One Little Word One of my biggest obstacles in accomplishing anything in life is my fear that I won’t finish or I won’t do it (whatever it is) right. So I sit and ponder all the possible ways for creating and accomplishing my big ideas.  What if I do it this way? Maybe I should get this other thing done first? What if it doesn’t turn out the way I expect? Will anyone like it? Is this a waste of time?  And in all the pondering — all the hours, and […]

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Be in the Bible More in 2017

Many of us make new year’s resolutions to be in the Bible more. Each year we are determined to do it. On January 1 we open our Bibles and start with a commitment to form a new habit that will last a lifetime. But then life happens and by the time February 1 rolls around (or we get to Leviticus, which ever is sooner) our determination has fizzled and we are discouraged with our lack of follow through. Does this sound familiar? Or is it just me? Anyway… We have two options when we realize we can’t […]

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Not Another New Year’s Resolution

I recently heard a pastor say, “You are not going to accidentally be close to Jesus.” {Pause. Ponder} What does that mean? I’m sure you’ve heard this analogy before but I will share it anyway.  Think about your closest companion.  Maybe that person is a spouse, or a parent, or a sibling, or simply a friend.  Presumably if you have a healthy, close relationship with that person you communicate on a regular basis.  Right?  You talk about life, big decisions and small, you share opinions and fears.  That close companion knows you and you know him […]

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