Monthly Archives: April 2015

What do you fear?

What do you fear? Collectively, we could make a very long list. If we looked carefully, though, I bet we would find a common thread. This may be a bit too personal, but I’m going to share it anyway. Most … Continue reading

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Who do you like?

Genesis 25:23 states God’s prophesy regarding Esau and Jacob. God speaks to Rebekah after Isaac prayed for her to become pregnant. The Lord said to her, “Two nations are in your womb,     and two peoples from within you will be … Continue reading

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Left and right

Abraham. Isaac. Jacob. This is the beginning of Jesus’ lineage. Jacob’s journey is both fascinating and reassuring. As a broad treatment, here’s Jacob’s story. His father preferred his brother. He was a momma’s boy. He cheated his brother from his father’s blessing. … Continue reading

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Your transfiguration

I’ve previously written about Jesus’ transfiguration. The scripture reference is Luke 9:28-36. https://theholyschmitz.wordpress.com/2015/03/14/why-moses-and-elijah/ Verse 29 says: As he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became as bright as a flash of lightning. I recognize this … Continue reading

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Are you a planner?

We plan the way we want to live, but only God makes us able to live it. Proverbs 16:9 MSG It is such a temptation to rely on our own strength, wisdom, resources, and plans as we organize our lives. … Continue reading

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How to treat your wife

This is an art form that I am still learning. However, I have a pretty good idea where to begin. I am trying to treat my wife with the same grace and mercy that I receive from Jesus. Jesus does … Continue reading

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I’m a little dog

I had a dream last night. True story. I was walking my dog, Beaux. He’s a Shih Tzu (don’t judge me). A large dog approached us and starting sniffing around him. Beaux was scared and I was suspicious that this … Continue reading

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Read-itate

The Bible is God’s word. It is a living document and the Holy Spirit will teach us new and wonderful truths about our Creator if we will take the time to study it. I hesitate to use the word meditate … Continue reading

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Why should I go to church?

And so here I am, preaching and writing about things that are way over my head, the inexhaustible riches and generosity of Christ. My task is to bring out in the open and make plain what God, who created all … Continue reading

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The free will conundrum

We have an amazing Father. He gives us free will to choose Him or not. Here’s an analogy: you pay $1500 for a puppy. You walk him to the door each morning and offer him the option of staying or … Continue reading

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