Repentance

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Can’t Be Undone

Almost weekly during the school year, my amazingly wonderful 7-year old, Levi, challenges the patient side of my brain just as we are frantically heading out the door at 7:39am (yep – I have our school departure time down to a science): “Daddy – my shoes won’t untie no matter how hard I pull on the string!” “Bro – dude – Levi…

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Get Dirty for the Planet

“For see, I am creating new heavens and a new earth—so wonderful that no one will even think about the old ones anymore. Be glad; rejoice forever in my creation. Look! I will re-create Jerusalem as a place of happiness, and her people shall be a joy!”  Isaiah 65:17-18 (The Living Bible) Causes are great. And causes are not so great. That’s…

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To Remember

“And he took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to them, saying ‘This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.’” Luke 22:19 Isn’t it amazing the love that Jesus had: that even though he fully knew the sins of his disciples—that Judas would betray him, that Peter would…

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Break the Routine

“And no one after drinking old wine desires new, for he says, ‘The old is good.’” Luke 5:39  Is being a creature of habit a bad thing? Having habits and routines isn’t inherently bad unless it comes against doing something better for yourself. If you’re diabetic its probably not the greatest idea for you to eat a donut every single morning. You’ve got…

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How Do You Compare?

“And they said to him, ‘The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink.’” Luke 5:33 If we look at history I think we can see common struggles that we have today. In particular, the comparison game. You see, the religious leaders were trying to catch Jesus off guard and…