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“I don’t read the Bible because I’m a slow reader.”

If it took you five minutes to read one page (at a below average reading pace), and you read twelve pages each day (a total of 60 minutes), you could read the entire Bible in less than 3 months. Still too much to chew? Split those twelve pages/60 minutes into six pages in the morning … Continue reading “I don’t read the Bible because I’m a slow reader.”

The Thorn Bush of Theological Pride

“Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.” — 1 John 4:7,8 ESV “Men must not be too curious in prying into the weaknesses of others. We should … Continue reading The Thorn Bush of Theological Pride

God’s Gifts Often Look Different Than You Expect

God's good gifts sometimes don't seem so good. We think that all of God's blessings will be things that bring instant gratification and will make our lives easier. But then Jesus says to us in the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12) that those who are poor in spirit, those who mourn, those who are meek are the … Continue reading God’s Gifts Often Look Different Than You Expect

Spiritual Fitness Check-Up

There is a lot of junk food available here in the U.S. And let's be honest—a lot of it tastes really good. My favorite has always been Reese's peanut butter cups. Oh, and I'm a sucker for ice cream too. A few years ago I was at a birthday party for an extended family member … Continue reading Spiritual Fitness Check-Up

God is Good. Even When Our Circumstances Aren’t.

I've been seeing people use the hashtag on Facebook and Twitter #godisgood. And that's true. And I love seeing people recognize that fact. The problem is, it's almost always in response to obvious blessings. I've yet to see someone use that hashtag at the end of a tweet or status update saying something like, "Just … Continue reading God is Good. Even When Our Circumstances Aren’t.