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What You Should Be When You Grow Up

What You Should Be When You Grow Up

But just as he who called you is holy, so be holy in all you do; for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” 1 Peter 1:15-16 One of our favorite questions to ask a child is, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” My oldest son wanted to be a “scien-tis-tist.” Many parents have designs on what they want their children to “be.” I never really thought in terms of a specific vocation for my sons. My primary concern was in regards to their character. I wanted them to “be good.” The rest would take care […]

A Simple Plan for Strengthening Your Walk with God

A Simple Plan for Strengthening Your Walk with God

“Give thanks to the LORD, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.” 1 Chronicles 16:8 Our focus text gives a concise three-fold process for strengthening our walk with God. Give thanks. Call on His name. Tell your story. Clearly, there’s more to the Christian experience, but practicing these simple steps every day will help you grow in the faith. It’s like an exercise plan for the soul. To Strengthen Your Walk with God “Give thanks to the Lord.” In our horizontal relationships with one another, expressions of gratitude are a daily occurrence. Like at the end […]

Dealing with Your Spiritual Inadequacies

Dealing with Your Spiritual Inadequacies

For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again. 2 Corinthians 5:14-15 “Those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him.” More than anything else in my life the one thing I have wanted for as long as I can remember is to live for Jesus. That said, I have failed miserably. I have never lived up to that expectation. No telling how many […]

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