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Pilate then took Jesus and scourged Him. And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and put a purple robe on Him; and they began to come up to Him and say, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and to give Him slaps in the face. John 19:1-3   Jesus is always in control Even when events seem to have spiraled downward into darkness, Jesus maintains control. Imagine the scene in heaven as the host of God’s armies sit at the edge watching these events unfold. The Creator being physically assaulted by His creation. The King of power being…

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My son has had a great opportunity this year to play basketball on his middle school team. A few days ago, they asked if would do the voice overs for the 8th grade night festivities and I was happy to do so. I got a list from each student that had all the things they wanted the audience to know about them. I read out loud the names of their parents, their favorite basketball team and the best memories of the season. Each of them had listed their current goals in life and it was great to see the aspirations of…

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You’ve come face to face with something that needs to change. It may be a sin that you know needs to be surgically removed from your life. It may be an action that continually hurts you or keeps you from moving forward. Whatever you are facing, you know that it can’t continue. You need a fresh start and you are ready to break free from the bad habits. Here are three steps to help you get started on your way to living in freedom. Embrace Repentance Repentance is a big concept that requires two things from us. First we must…

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No matter how good or bad last year was for you, I think we are all hoping, praying, and expecting this year to be greater. We may express that in different ways. Some make resolutions and set goals. Others seek out new ways of accomplishing lifelong dreams. I believe that finding success in the coming year will not come from obtaining more things or advancing in certain areas of life. Instead it will come from finding satisfaction and significance that is not connected to your circumstance. We are designed to resonate God’s goodness in our circles of influence and we…

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I love this season when we intentionally take some time to focus on just how much we have been blessed. I look around and I am astounded by the depth of God’s goodness to me. I love looking back and seeing how far God has brought us. This highlights the importance of personal growth. Nothing is more discouraging than stagnation, looking back and seeing yourself spinning your wheels with no progress. When you see growth, however, you get energized to move forward with passion and persistence. If you aren’t seeing the kind of growth you would like to see in…

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Busyness is an epidemic. Our culture encourages us to push ourselves beyond healthy limits to overachieve. The problem is that as we are striving to achieve, we actually drive down our quality of life and miss some great things in our personal relationships. Don’t get me wrong, I believe in hard work. Working hard is good and I believe it is a way we praise God for the abilities He has given us. We need to give our best to the tasks we undertake, but we also need to set time for intentional refreshment. If we don’t get refreshment, we…

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Is there a fast track to success? I talk to a lot of people that would like to improve their situation in one way or another. They see an opportunity for growth in an area of their lives and they are looking for advice on how to get there. Commonly the questions revolve around how to overcome certain obstacles in order to get to the destination as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, these are the wrong questions. Success is just accomplishing a goal. The problem is that once we accomplish one goal, our brains move the goal posts and a new…

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I’ve never had anyone say to me “I wish I had just a little less faith.” The fact is that most of us, when we think about it, want to exercise more faith in our lives. I believe we would all like to see the kind of faith that drives our lives into greater significance and purpose. God makes some outrageous promises in His Word and then asks us to simply trust Him. Knowing that without faith it is impossible to please God makes it even more imperative that we progress in our journey. So how does it grow? How…

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Why?   Finding the why in life is a vast undertaking. This is especially true in times of great tragedy. Yesterday afternoon we got word that a student in my children’s school district had passed away. An unknown sudden illness took control and in just a few weeks a healthy, vibrant teenager deteriorated into an unrecoverable state. It was amazing to see the community rally together around this family. Rival schools and friends alike attended prayer vigils and fundraisers with an incredible show of support. Today, all of the schools in our area have donned our school colors as a…

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Prayer is an amazing thing. Most people believe to some extent in the power of prayer but, as a follower of Christ, it is much more than just a cry out into the dark. The Bible shows us that prayer not a religious exercise, but a relational tool.  God desires to be connected to His kids and gave us the way for us to hear from Him (His Word) and for us to respond back to Him (through prayer.) I believe that we are intentionally designed with this relationship in mind so that we can only find true satisfaction in…