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Prejudiced Confession

A big black pickup rear-ended me a few weeks ago and totaled my cute little Honda. Now I’m prejudiced against all big black pickups. My heart beats faster when I see one in the rear view mirror. I know it … Continue reading

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Divided Heart

  “Love the Lord your God with all your heart” (Deuteronomy 6:5, Matthew 22:37, Mark 12:30, Luke 10:27). Scripture is clear. God wants me all-in, 100% for him.   How many times a day does my mind fixate on the … Continue reading

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America, Nehemiah-Style

Nehemiah 1:6-7 Hear the prayer your servant is praying before you day and night for your servants, the people of Israel. I confess the sins we Israelites, including myself and my father’s family, have committed against you. We have acted … Continue reading

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God, I’m Sorry

How often do you apologize? Anytime someone is upset or offended Only when I’ve done or said something stupid Me apologize? Never!   Nehemiah 1:6 (ESV) I now pray before you day and night for the people of Israel your … Continue reading

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True Confession

  When I confess my sin to God in prayer, I often point out what “the other guy” did first.     God: That is someone else’s story. True confession always starts with “I . . . “

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Why Work? (Friday)

Here’s the thing, Lord. I try to do things well–on my job, for our church and at home. I’d like to say that I do this good work for you, but I can’t lie (at least not to you, God). Most … Continue reading

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Unintended Consequences (Wednesday)

Me: Lord. Let’s talk about the bad stuff in my life: money troubles, accidents and illness, people problems. Did you intend for all that? God: Ah, my child, don’t confuse natural consequences with unintended consequences. I set up the world … Continue reading

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