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May 2018

From "Woe" to "Go"

Last July, Erin and I went to Ireland. And once again I couldn’t help but stand in awe of our Creator God. The landscape was just beautiful. Rolling hills that were so green, different than the Midwest green. And the way these green hills would run into the ocean, amazing. This is the image that really sticks in my mind. These are the Cliffs of Moher. We’re standing at the edge 700 ft above the ocean. You look out and see nothing but endless blue. I remember thinking, I have a big,...

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Be Reminded Of/By the Holy Spirit

Can you remind me to _________________?  Ever say those words?  We all have our own way of reminding ourselves to do something.  I don’t know anyone who actually does the string around the finger trick, but we have our own tactics:  sticky notes, phone dings, lists, set something by your keys, etc.  Why do we do that?  We don’t ask for reminders about everything, but why do we take extra precautions to be reminded about some things?  Because...

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Find Strength for the Rocky Attacks on Your Faith

If you’ve been waiting to plan that vacation to Hawaii, you may want to wait a bit longer. You may have heard of the volcano that erupted last weekend. Kilauea volcano has actually been erupting for more than 30 years. But anything that came out of it sat harmlessly in a large crater until last weekend, when the bottom of the crater dropped out, sending the magma into the earth, where it plugged up the volcano’s plumbing, causing pressure to build underground until the earth...

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Addicted to Power

“What makes you feel powerful?” That was the question for April 5th. My wife and I share a Q & A journal. Each day of the year has a different question. Some questions are fun. For example: “If you and your spouse started a band, what would you call it?” And others a little more serious. “When was the last time you cried?” That Thursday morning when my wife handed me the journal, she had a little smirk on her face. I didn’t realize why until I read...

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You Have a Savior in Your Distress

If you had your eyes on the news last week, then you may have seen stories about two different babies, both in Great Britain. The first belongs to Prince William and Kate. Kate recently gave birth to their third child. This past Friday, they revealed the new baby’s name. His name is Louis Arthur Charles. But you can call him, “His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.” This little baby, though he is only just a few days old, is fifth in line for the throne of...

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