Category Archives: Jesus

SOAP: Day Four – BEHOLD!

There seems to be some relational psychology involved, for when you trust and love your Father, a good smack-down is welcomed because you know that He only provides insight into the things that will improve your life. Continue reading

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Soap: Day Three – Clear the Way

When I pray is it in a place of deepest humility and overwhelming gratitude that Jesus made a way for me to even go directly to God? Or am I simply whining to Him again about my problems and then judging Him to come through for me in a manner that is acceptable to me? Do I get impatient with His timing? Continue reading

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Soap: Day Two – Unfailing Love and Faithfulness

Jesus is God and lived among us – this is truly beyond human comprehension. How can anyone truly believe that to be true? Do I? The very foundation of Step Two of 12-step recovery work is “Came to believe that a power greater than myself could restore me to sanity.” Continue reading

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SOAP: Day One – The Word Became Flesh

This is the Gospel, this is how everything began. Do I believe this? All of it? If not, nothing else in the Bible matters, this is ground zero for our faith… Continue reading

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A Season of S.O.A.P

Powerful worship service, a good sermon and times of prayer are all rewarding experiences, but an intentional time of getting deep into God’s Word seems to draw me closer to the heart and mind of Christ unlike anything else. It’s like a cup of coffee with a mentor, where you find yourself hanging on every word because each word matters.  Continue reading

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Why Does It Feel Like Jesus Isn’t Enough?

Luke 10:29-35  But he wanted to justify himself, so he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 30 In reply, Jesus said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of … Continue reading

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Another Captive Set Free

BREAKTHROUGH!!! In my opinion, this blog entry is 8 years overdue, but alas everything is in God’s time. I’m not even sure where to start. It’s been so long since I’ve posted I’ve probably lost all my original readers and … Continue reading

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A Season Of Suffering

I have come to discover that the reason the words of those closest to me sting so deeply is because just beyond my own conscious awareness has been this Inner-Condemner who has been spewing the same lies my entire life! Continue reading

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When No Means Yes

Colossians 3:5 Put to death, therefore, whatever belongs to your earthly nature: sexual immorality, impurity, lust, evil desires and greed, which is idolatry. Colossians 3:8 But now you must also rid yourselves of all such things as these: anger, rage, malice, … Continue reading

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50 Days of Promises (47) Looking Back To Move Forward

Philippians 3:12-14 Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. 13 Brothers and sisters, I do … Continue reading

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