My primary interest these days is spiritual and therefore whole person transformation. I spend a lot of time reading, meditating, and praying about how best to help others become all they were created to be. And frankly, to help myself. A few years ago I discovered both new and older teaching on the human spirit. […]

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As a small group or church leader, do you ever run across a person with a mixed worldview? A Christian who can’t articulate the fundamentals of their faith? A Christian whose values and beliefs are blended with beliefs of other faiths or worldviews? Or perhaps you are discipling a person who holds onto lies and […]

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Stand Strong When Wronged – 1 Peter 3:13-4:6

February 23, 2012 | Comments Off

Last week in our Sue Edwards Bible Study, we talked about peacemaking, especially in the face of persecution or unfairness. This week we continue along the same line. I was struck by verse 15, where Peter tells us “But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord.” As I studied this week, I kept coming […]

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In this fourth lesson of Sue Edwards’ study on 1 Peter, we come to what I consider to be some of the most difficult verses in the Bible. I am, by nature and heritage, a fighter. I feel justice deeply within my soul and spirit. Even as a child, I would get in trouble for […]

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I hope you’ve enjoyed studying 1Peter this past week. This week we’re in the second lesson of Sue Edwards’ study, covering 1 Peter 1:13-2:3. It’s a wonderful section, especially verses 13-14. Remember that this letter is addressed to people under duress. To exiles in the government-instigated Diaspora. People who were being tested and tried in […]

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What’s in it for God?

January 10, 2012 | 2 Comments

As I always try to do the first week or so of January, I’ve been praying a lot about my year. I’ve evaluated last year, rejoicing in the things that worked and critiquing the things that didn’t. What do I want to repeat in 2012? What do I want to avoid like the plague in […]

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Let’s Study 1 Peter!

January 5, 2012 | 1 Comment

Does it seem to you that life is getting tougher? I don’t know what you’re experiencing, but here it seems that everyone I know is in boot camp. We’re in difficult training. Unpleasant training. Painful training. Sometimes seemingly unfair training. I guess the good news is that we know it’s training and we know that […]

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I know. Everyone’s writing on Thanksgiving and giving thanks, but I had to add my two cents to this most wonderful holiday. For the past year or so, I’ve been committed to making every day Thanksgiving. And I’ve seen my entire demeanor change. Now I make it a part of any ministry I do and […]

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Do you see Jesus in your daily activities or do you save him for emergencies? God longs for you to spend your day with Him. Reflecting Him helps you pulls back the veil so you can see how a true relationship with the Lord changes your life. As Jesus becomes a part of everything you […]

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Do you have people in your life who seem to live under a cloud of stress and anxiety? I do, both in my family and among many in my ministry sphere. And have you noticed that stress and anxiety seem to multiply, growing before your very eyes? People aren’t just stressed about one thing. Before […]

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