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I am forever grateful to Landon Saunders1 for opening my eyes to this truth and thereby transforming my walk with Christ. What is Success? How do you define “success?” What does that look like? What is that stuff? If we look outside the body of Christ, success is almost universally defined by the accumulation of wealth…

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The Tree House Many years ago, I built an elaborate treehouse for my children. It was a large structure, complete with electricity and a railed front porch, mounted about twenty feet in the air, suspended between three large trees that grew in our back yard. I knew it would be difficult to construct the foundation…

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I first heard the phrase in the 1970s when I was investigating the Christian religious system. I am now 56, and it makes no more sense to me today than it did when I was 14. The scenario will run something like this: Someone in a leadership capacity will ask if there are any requests…

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Faith is neither static nor instantaneous. It is not something we stumble upon and immediately understand. Neither is faith a one-size-fits-all proposition. In saying this, I am not rejecting the idea of truth and error, but rather acknowledging that faith grows as we grow. The faith that sustains me in my walk as a disciple…

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The beginning of Psalm 46 reads, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.” (Psalm 46:1-3, NIV-1984) That would make for an interesting…

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“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.” – Luke 22:42, NIV The fiery trial was coming. Jesus knew it, and he was not okay with that, but rather submissive to it. It is okay to not want to go through the fiery trials, and it…

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If you have spent any time at all in these blog postings, you know that Alean and I have a cat, though we often refer to him as “It” or “The Pest.” “Did you feed it?” “I would get up and get you a glass of water, but I have ‘this’ on my lap.” His…

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