Metanoia

That’s the word for the day. Metanoia. It’s a Greek word in origin and means a change of mind or repentance or change in the inner man. It means not just a shift in one’s views or opinions but a fundamental change in direction.… Read the rest

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Under the Helmet

I just returned from a three week, almost 6,000-mile motorcycle vacation with my wife. We went South from Kansas into Texas and along the border into Southern California. Then up the Pacific Coast Highway into Victoria, British Columbia. Then back into the United States to Idaho down through the mountain states and back home.… Read the rest

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My Broom Tree

In case you didn’t know, a broom tree isn’t as much a tree as it is a bush that can grow large enough to provide shade. Brooms tolerate and often thrive best in poor soils and growing conditions. The broom tree that Elijah rested under in the Negev was known as the white broom or the white weeping broom tree.… Read the rest

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Not of This World

It was a long wet winter here in the Midwest. Plenty of snow cover and rain made for some saturated ground as we headed into Spring. Then we were hit with unusually heavy rainfall, especially the last two weeks. Consequently, I stepped out of bed in the basement one morning only to put my foot down on wet carpet.… Read the rest

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An Easter Story

I don’t remember the exact date the first time I heard Jim Cymbala’s Easter story. It’s been in the last 10 years and I heard it as part of a sermon. It touched me so much I found it and saved it.… Read the rest

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Endeavor to Persevere

If you are a Clint Eastwood fan like me the words “endeavor to persevere” should bring a smile to your face. They were spoken by Chief Dan George in the 1976 film The Outlaw Josey Wales. George is telling Eastwood about how the Indians got to meet the Secretary of the Interior in Washington.… Read the rest

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That Which Does Not Satisfy

It’s become a time of reflection now as we are between Thanksgiving and Christmas then the New Year will be upon us. I look around at the issues and causes that people are worried about and wonder if we really understand what is important anymore.… Read the rest

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The Art of Losing Myself

I had planned another article for today but I had such a great worship session this morning I decided to go a different direction with this.

There are many types and definitions of worship but for the purpose of this article I am talking about the musical worship we do on Sunday mornings at service.… Read the rest

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