Tag Archives: church unity

Do We Need to Fight?

It was a quick conversation. A passing comment / counter-comment chat in the restroom quickly conducted between washing and drying our hands. Used to be those were light chats about the weather or the local sports team. Now, seems every … Continue reading

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On the Contrary, Bless

A rerun from 2016. Timely for our times I think. It’s been my experience that when the circumstances of life get difficult it often puts strain on relationships. Show me a couple in the pressure cooker of financial need and … Continue reading

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The Facts

There’s no way I can read James 4 and not map it to what seems to be a prevailing undercurrent throughout the body of Christ in this season. But the temptation, it seems to me, would be over application or, … Continue reading

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A Personal Life Verse for a Corporate Context

It’s a verse which, if I am honest with myself (and I try to be), I most often apply out of context. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving … Continue reading

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Bless

Short thought this morning . . early morning grandkids have a way of cutting into your “be still and know” time . . . Love it! Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, … Continue reading

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Hard Conversations

I think the church is being stretched. I think in this season everyone, everywhere is being stretched. But if anyone should have their “ears on” and head in the game about the opportunity to re-think and re-calibrate a thing or … Continue reading

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Next To

What I recall from most couples I’ve met who have talked of taking on home renovation projects together, is that while they may have saved some money, they stressed their marriage. Whether tiling together, painting together, or hanging pictures together, … Continue reading

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My Tribe

Continuing to read in Joshua. Continuing to think about the Levites. Yesterday, I wondered what it was like to watch the other tribes be allotted their inheritance in the promised land and for your tribe’s name never to come up … Continue reading

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Standing, Striving, and Suffering

Hovering over the last few verses of Philippians 1 this morning. And as I do, a quote from Benjamin Franklin that I used years and years ago as part of a team building exercise at work comes to mind: “We … Continue reading

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In It Together

Chewing on 2Corinthians 7 this morning. And trying to imagine it playing out in our modern context. For see what earnestness this godly grief has produced in you, but also what eagerness to clear yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what … Continue reading

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