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What You’re Looking for May be Right Under Your Nose — You Just Don’t Recognize It Yet

What You’re Looking for May be Right Under Your Nose — You Just Don’t Recognize It Yet

Jul 8, 2010

“Among you stands one you do not recognize…” – John 1:26 Sometimes we think too much. There’s a phrase I’ve heard a lot (often aimed at me) that describes how many of us handle particular situations: “paralysis by analysis.” We want something, we’ve been looking forward to something, we’ve sought God...

Dogs that Hang Around Get the Snack

Dogs that Hang Around Get the Snack

Jul 7, 2010

I just finished eating a late breakfast while watching episodes of West Wing on DVD, and as I started clearing up my plates, I looked down at my feet to see which dog was hanging around. Usually, whenever they hear any kind of activity in the kitchen, they come running.  Some snack or little bits of left-overs, even just some pre-dishwasher plate-licking is...

Faith, Anticipation and Expectation

Faith, Anticipation and Expectation

Oct 14, 2009

We are the “Faith” generation. Many of us who surfed the wave of “Word-Faith” teaching that swept explosively through the Church in the 1980s and ’90s have since found our balance point in life. As with any fresh movement of the Spirit, there were excesses, misunderstandings, and actions out of spiritual immaturity unchecked by the...

Shut Up and Roll Over

Shut Up and Roll Over

Jun 30, 2009

My dog, Zack*, and I are a lot alike. I was going about my regular routine this morning, getting ready for work, and Zack jumps up on the bed to get cozy while he watches me. Somewhere in the middle of what I was doing, I stop and look at him, so devotedly following me with his eyes. I sit down next to him to pet him, and he rolls over onto his back so I can...

The Most Powerful Words to Pray

Seems like I always wake up in the mornings with a million things racing through my mind. As soon as my eyes open, thoughts and images of things that need to be done today fill my head. I’ll get up, pour my first cup of coffee, and begin my morning stroll around the house, slowly trying to impose some order on my chaotic thoughts. And like many people...