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“Is a day without achievement a day well-lived?”

The question makes me uncomfortable. I don’t mind swapping the workplace for the home, but I’ve got lists of things to do in each place. 339 more words


A Progressive Fast

Lent has launched.

This past Wednesday (yesterday) was Ash Wednesday, and millions of Christians around the world have now begun a fast; not as a way to get God’s attention, but as a way for Him to get ours. 419 more words

The Finger of God

In Exodus 7-8, God sent a wave of plagues against the land of Egypt because Pharaoh would not release the Israelites from slavery. First, all of the major waterways of Egypt were turned to blood. 452 more words

Making Worship Relevant

by Nancy Tichy, Author for KidZ at Heart International

This week the regular visit with my son and his family brought a delightful, added benefit.  I was introduced to a current Netflix series, The Crown.  511 more words


Looking back... What's your motivation?

As I pondered today’s reading from Genesis 19, verse 26 settled quite firmly into my thoughts, particularly as I remembered Jesus’ exhortation:

But Lot’s wife, behind him, looked back, and she became a pillar of salt.

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prayer keys: planting and resting

According to the Bible, fear and faith are opposites. So our prayers, when enwrapped in churning anxiety, lack a faithful trust in God. Don’t get me wrong — God often answers an anxious prayer, for he is good. 133 more words

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The Cool Down

I sweat. I mean I sweat…a lot. Ask anyone around me and they’ll tell you that it’s just something I do. Perhaps this is why I’ve always preferred to live in cold climates (Ohio, Russia, Mongolia, Alaska…). 485 more words