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Who’s Really in Control of Your Life?

If I were to hop on on the counseling couch I’d have to confess, I like control.  Better yet, I like to be in control. Now before you label me some weirdo control freak, let me explain. In some form or fashion, we all like to be in control.  I say this because for most people, being out of control …

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I’m Hangry!

I get Hangry.  No that’s not a typo.  Every now and then I experience a well-known phenomenon known as being “hangry.” Hangry is defined as being irritable as a result of being hungry.  For me hanger happens when I miss lunch and dinner can’t get here soon enough. You know what satisfies being hangry?  Food.  100% of the time when …

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4 Ways to Draw Near to God

Why is it when a child gets scared in the middle of the night, he/she wants to crawl into bed with mommy and daddy? It seems like every other night about 2am Erin and I welcome a little munchkin into our bed. I guess when your kids are ages 7, 4, and 2, there’s a good chance that one of …

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Do You Struggle With Doubt?

So…you doubt the resurrection? That’s OK, so did the disciples…at least at first. After hearing the report that Jesus was alive, many of the disciples struggled with doubt. Matthew’s account says, “…some were doubtful.” Matthew 28:17 Mark’s account says, “…they refused to believe it.” Mark 16:11 Luke’s account says, “…it appeared to them as nonsense, and they would not believe …

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Do You Need Some Foundation Work?

Erin and I visited ground zero in New York several years ago. Foundation work of the new One World Trade Center was under way and was mind boggling to see.  It was nothing like the one I built for a shed in my backyard (out of square and unleveled). The foundation work at ground zero was tedious, it took months, and …

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Where Does Fear Come From?

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:8 I don’t know about you, but when I read this verse my shoulders sit back, my chest pops out, and I feel like I can take on the world! It’s certainly a confidence booster. There are days when living in …

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What Family Movie Night Taught Me About Evangelism

One of our favorite nights of the week is family movie night. Our three girls especially get excited because family movie night means we get to watch a movie of their choosing. (Of course mom and dad always preselect a few “options.”) Once we snuggle into the couch with our popcorn, cookies and drinks the featured film begins. It’s kinda funny when …

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God is Faithful

God is Faithful Sermon Have you ever had a bad day?  I know I’ve had plenty. Bad days are something we all can relate to. A guy named Jeremiah had more than a bad day. He found himself battling depression, bitterness, and brokenness during his life. He laments about it in one particular Old Testament book. In this sermon, we’ll …

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God Still Raises the Dead

“But God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ, by grace you have been saved.” Ephesians 2:4-5 God at Work As I read these 2 verses of Scripture, I’m humbled by the overwhelming weight of God’s work in salvation. Notice how …

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Are you a good person?

“Therefore the Law has become our tutor to lead us to Christ, so that we may be justified by faith.  But now that faith has come, we are no longer under a tutor.”  Galatians 3:24-25 Not good.  Let me ask you a question, “Are you a good person?” It’s not a trick question, but it is a challenging one. What …