Category Archives: Food for thought

Make The Most of Life

Today’s post probably isn’t going to be long but I was sitting here praying and had iTunes Radio on worship music and a song came on that I may have heard once before. The words just really hit me this morning. We need to worry less abut what we don’t have, less about our jobs [...]

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Living The Branch Life

Two weeks ago I began a Thursday morning study with four other guys that has already been challenging me in ways I’m not sure I’ve been challenged before – and I am loving it. We are currently working through John 15 one verse at a time.  Now, I’ve done Bible studies before but never to [...]

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Giving a Double Portion

I’m currently reading through 1 Samuel in my yearly reading plan (which was supposed to end in January).  The opening of 1 Samuel struck a chord with me.  It reads: 1 There was a certain man from Ramathaim, a Zuphitet from the hill country of Ephraim, whose name was Elkanah son of Jeroham, the son [...]

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Feeding and Caring for Lambs and Sheep

As I was reading through the book of John today I reached chapter 21. Now, I’ve read this passage plenty of times before but the great thing about re-reading the Bible is that there are many times when God draws you to something new. Here’s what I read, starting in verse 15: When they had [...]

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It’s All About Perspective

As a father to three young children and someone that works with youth I can’t but wonder what influence society is having on them.  The world says that things are bad, it’s all about money, divorce is the norm. Watch this video for a change in perspective on these thoughts…make sure you watch it all [...]

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Comforting outside of our comfort zone

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have received from God.” – 2 Cor. 1:3-4 Paul tells us that God [...]

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What part of the body are you?

I’m currently working on a message on the body of Christ for the upcoming Walk to Emmaus.  This is a topic I love to talk about as I think it’s so important for people to understand how we all fit together to BE the body of Christ. All too often we think, “It’s OK if [...]

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We Each Play A Part

I have the pleasure of getting together every Friday morning with a great group of guys for coffee, muffins and Bible study.  We are working through the Bible in a year using a reading plan from Youversion.com. Last week we finished Exodus.  One of the things that struck me was regarding the construction of the [...]

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This World Needs More Men Like Joseph

I’ve been reading the following verses a lot over the last few days: “Now the birth of Jesus Christ took place in this way. When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit.  And her husband Joseph, being a just [...]

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Too much of a good thing

So, last night was the Women’s Connexions retreat.  The theme verse for the retreat was Psalm 34:8, “Taste and see that the Lord is good.” They started the evening with a potluck dinner.  In addition, each person that came also had an opportunity to submit a chocolate dish to be entered into a “Chocolate Recipe [...]

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