Lowest Bidder

Lowest Bidder

Recently I spent close to $4,000 to have my car repaired. I had several problems that needed repair one was an engine check light. I knew the problem wasn’t something that would cause the engine serious damage. It has 246,000 miles and I would like to get another 150,000 out of it. I had to get a rental car to go to work, which is a 45 mile commute each way, since my car was in the shop for 7…

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Love Your Neighbor

Love Your Neighbor

I have noticed there is a scripture which is quoted often by Christians. Surprisingly it is even quoted by people who are not Christians. The scripture is part of Mark 12:31 which is “Love your neighbor as yourself”. A very powerful scripture which reveals to us that we first must love our self and then love our neighbor with the same love. While knowing this scripture has great benefit not knowing the scriptures surrounding it can lead to the wrong…

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No Worries

No Worries

Worry and anxiety are our futile attempt to have control. I think we all will agree the vast majority of things that cause us to worry or have anxiety never happen (probably 95%) so the track record for the honesty of worry and anxiety is pretty poor. The track record for worry and anxiety causing health problems, depression, fear, loss of peace and weariness is probably 95%. We benefit zero from worry and anxiety. Being worried and feeling anxious says…

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Get What You Desire

Get What You Desire

Looking backwards I noticed a disconnect between my wants/desires and my actions. It was not obvious to me at the time this disconnect existed. I am not even sure I would have ever noticed had I not been counseling a fellow Christian about a struggle in their life. This disconnect is so incredibly obvious and so incredibly simple to understand that I am still amazed to see how easily we are deceived. Here is an example a husband and wife…

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Consequences

Consequences

In our small group this week we talked about consequences. One of the members said even if a person does not receive an immediate consequence (such as an undisciplined child being allowed to do what they want) there is always a consequence later (undisciplined adult not able to keep a job). Is there a process that will reduce the consequences in our life. We hear multiple voices each day, peers, friends, family, our self and of course the enemy. God…

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