Category Archives: Obstacles

Peace in the midst of anxiety and chaos

Yesterday someone told me they have been anxious to the point of feeling unhealthy.  They pointed out that social media and the news is a bombardment of negativity and it upsets them.  All the cable news networks have figured out … Continue reading

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It was awful, but it is good.

Diane has been going to the local YMCA in the mornings for classes. Some days is water resistance exercises in the pool. Some days it is Pilates. Today was Pilates. When she got home and I asked her how her … Continue reading

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The grace in falling short

We’ve been having the church kitchen remodeled.  Yesterday it had progressed to the new kitchen sink and a range being ready to use.  Someone was in the kitchen and asked why the painting did not go all the way to … Continue reading

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I can’t wait to see what God does now

“When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time…” Continue reading

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God is never surprised

One of my favorite sports quotes is Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly a few years ago, who responded to a question about his QB cheating on a test: “Am I surprised? Heck no. I have a 16 year old knucklehead … Continue reading

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Faith in spite of reasons to doubt

My sermon Sunday was from Acts 3 about God, through Peter and John, healing and allowing a lame man to walk.  I’ve heard it preached over and over and I have preached that story myself more than once.  I have … Continue reading

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Welcoming you to go to hell

…You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are. ~ Matthew 23:15 Continue reading

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