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Articles published in October 2018

Boxes

Matthew 12:11 “If any of you has a sheep and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will you not take hold of it and lift it out?”
 
I was driving by a store the other day that specializes in selling boxes. All they do is sell different size containers to help organize the stuff that we have. This is fascinating to me because I like boxes. I like to keep my stuff organized and in places where things can easily be found when I need them. There is a form of comfort that comes when you have your life organized in boxes. It feel like thing
Tags:  Boxes, Matthew, Boxing in God

Encounter Jesus

Mark 2:9-12 “Which is easier: to say to this paralyzed man, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Get up, take your mat and walk’? But I want you to know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins.” So he said to the man, “I tell you, get up, take your mat and go home.” He got up, took his mat and walked out in full view of them all.”
 
You never know how a simple encounter can change your life. Looking back on my life some of my deepest relationships have started with the most unexpected encounters. The same can be said
Tags:  Encounter Jesus, Mark, Paralyzed Man

An Unexplainable God

Acts 2:46-47  “Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts.  They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people.  And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” 

Tags:  Unexplainable God, Acts, the Church

Finding the Heartbeat of God

Jonah 4:2-3 He prayed to the Lord, “Isn’t this what I said, Lord, when I was still at home? This is what I tried to forestall by fleeing to Tarshish. I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity. Now, Lord, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.”
 
A couple of months ago I was working out with a friend and had a frightening moment. We were working hard through a sprint section of a workout when my heart started to race. I was wearing a heart rat
Tags:  Heartbeat of God, Jonah