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Month: February 2020

When Faith “Doesn’t Work”

When Faith “Doesn’t Work”

Part 2 in the series, It’s About the Encounter (read Part 1) If you embrace the idea that your faith can positively impact the world and then consistently see things change for the better when you pray, then that would be a pretty awesome experience, right? Well, what if you pray with every bit of faith you can muster and nothing happens? Yep, pretty discouraging. Especially if you have been told that when God doesn’t move, it is due to…

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Oh Ye of Little Faith

Oh Ye of Little Faith

Part 1 in the series, It’s About the Encounter Since all of the professionals have told me that you should always begin a blog post with a brief summary statement of your topic, here ya go: Without faith it is impossible to please God, but without consistent, meaningful encounters with God, it is impossible to keep the faith. In Mark 10:46-52, we read about Jesus’ encounter with a blind man named Bartimaeus: Now they came to Jericho. As He went…

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“Do not be worried . . . .” Yeah, but what if I am?

“Do not be worried . . . .” Yeah, but what if I am?

I spent the bulk of yesterday afternoon considering my own death. Let me clarify. I am doing OK, and this is not a cry for help. After a fair amount of prodding from my father-in-law, my wife and I finally gave in and made an appointment with an attorney to get our wills in place. Let me start by saying that now that it is all said and done, I feel like a super responsible adult, and I am glad…

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