Posts Tagged with "random"

Abandon

Friday, September 10, 2010

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I remember my Uncle Chappy telling me a very poignant story from his service in Vietnam. He was a lieutenant in the Army and he explained to me that he committed to the men in his platoon that he would never ask them to do something that he wouldn’t do such as taking a forward […]

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With You

Saturday, July 17, 2010

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Some of my favorite times in life have been going for walks with family and friends. I love walking talks! With Jenny around the TCNJ/TSC (our college) campus. With Brian along the Princeton Canal and other places. And today, almost daily, Madelyn and I go for a walk to the park or around the neighborhood. […]

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For Real

Saturday, July 10, 2010

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I get it. I really do. Maybe you do too. It’s much easier and safer to follow rules or a checklist than it is to have a living, breathing relationship. Take friendship for example. To be a good friend, one can call regularly, budget time to spend together, remember special days, say prayers, and so […]

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A Note from God

Thursday, May 6, 2010

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“The Lord is not slow about his promise, as some think of slowness, but is patient with you, not wanting any to perish, but all to come to repentance.” 2 Peter 3:9 A Note from God, based on 2 Peter 3:9 My Dear Child: Timing I know you have often been confused about the difference […]

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Making It

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

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How are you going to make it through today? Really? Is it the cup of coffee or glass of wine? Is it by judging and blaming others? Is it watching television? Is it escaping situations and people? How about escaping through drugs or the internet? Is it the dream vacation? Growing up, we didn’t have […]

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An Open Love Letter

Friday, February 12, 2010

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Hello: When we think of Valentine’s Day – we think chocolate, flowers, and romantic dinners. But how about a “love” letter? “To love someone is to help them love God,” said Soren Kierkegaard. Please read this for yourself, use it to start a conversation, or send it as your own to someone… “When he has […]

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Delightful

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

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Sometimes I wonder for myself and for others, “Where is the joy?” So I thought it would be a good idea to remember what God delights in or rejoices over and consequently where we also can find pure delight and joy. In both the Old and New Testaments, the words for delight have the understandings […]

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Precious Lives

Friday, January 29, 2010

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“My dear friends, if you know people who have wandered off from God’s truth, don’t write them off. Go after them. Get them back and you will have rescued precious lives from destruction and prevented an epidemic of wandering from God.” James 5:19-20 The Message I want to share an important scene from one of […]

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Heavenly Peace

Thursday, December 17, 2009

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Philippians 4:6-7 Heavenly Peace (Remix of Sunday’s Sermon – audio at www.firstgrandville.org under Resources and Downloads) Peace, real peace seems hard to come by these days. Where can it be found? In the world, in our nation, in our churches, in our communities, in our homes and in our hearts – there is little peace. […]

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Postcards from Exile

Friday, November 20, 2009

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For Matt, life seemed pretty normal. Wife, kids, house, good job, all the usual stuff. But he felt empty. Worse than empty. All the while he kept thinking, “Why aren’t I happy?”   In large part, it was because all those “good” things had crowded God out of the center of his life. And then […]

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