Category Archives: Growth

These blog posts provide growth opportunities in our relationship with God.

I fought the law

I’ll bet you can finish this song lyric: “I fought the law and…” Did you complete it with “the law won”? You probably even sang the tune in your head. The song was written by Sonny Curtis and first recorded … Continue reading

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Do you read the instructions?

When you download new software or purchase new technology, are you more likely to study the instructions or try to figure it out yourself? What about the much bigger assembly project of life? Are you one to seek counsel or … Continue reading

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Test day

What’s your visceral response to a test? Does it fill you with anxiety or anticipation? Do you see a test as an opportunity or a burden? I’ve been a university professor for 16 years so exams are an integral part … Continue reading

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Which dandelion are you?

I was walking my dog this morning when I crossed from the carefully manicured neighborhood lawns (why do we do that?) to an adjacent field. The difference was dramatic. The flora shifted from dark green, uniform Fescue to an unruly … Continue reading

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The trick is the turn

Let’s set the stage. Jesus and His disciples are in Jerusalem sharing the Passover meal. This meal celebrates the Israelite’s delivery from bondage in Egypt. In the final plague God visited on Pharaoh, the first born of each family without … Continue reading

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Iwantitall

God’s Word is alive. It doesn’t matter how much time you spend studying the Bible, you will continue to learn if you simply persist. I had a what-did-that-say? moment last night before bed. I just started reading through 1 Corinthians … Continue reading

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House burning dawn

I heard the song 1933 by Frank Turner while running my dog and listening to Punk Tacos Radio on iHeartRadio. [Yes, I said running my dog — my Shih Tzu, Beaux, and I jogging through the neighborhood. It’s quite a … Continue reading

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