Tag Archives: teachable

kicked in the . . .

I was talking with a young man who is struggling in the last few weeks. I was feeling frustrated, since to me, the answers were easy to find. I challenged him that there would be natural consequences if things weren’t … Continue reading

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Oil

As a young driver, my dad taught me how to check the oil in my car and if needed, how to add a quart. He made sure I understood that without sufficient oil in the engine, it would eventually break … Continue reading

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The women

I arrived at my folks’ house last night around 6:30 p.m. after driving for nearly twelve hours through five states. It was wonderful to walk in their back door and holler, “Hello,” and be greeted by a whooping sound as … Continue reading

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Circles of friends

Yesterday I was talking with a young man in his 20’s and we were discussing life choices. He asked me if it was difficult for me to make friends since my perspective on what was important was so different than … Continue reading

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real or not real

Priscilla Schirer is one of my favorite speakers and teachers of Scripture. She pulls no punches, speaks with the authority of Scripture, and challenges us, as fellow believers, to stand on the Truth of God. I have heard different portions … Continue reading

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The deeper yes

After counseling I thought I would be “better”- better at recognizing my emotions, recognizing my triggers, and better at knowing when I was falling into old habits and routines. Now most days, I believe I am “better.” I have a … Continue reading

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water, water, life

The picture above is a beautiful example of growing where there is life-giving water. “But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that … Continue reading

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unknown

The unknown carries with it a sense of wonder, dread, fear, and excitement. The contents of a gift box can bring with it anticipation for the receiver. Waiting for the results of medical testing however, can bring worry and anxiety. As believers … Continue reading

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mercy first

I spoke with a woman recently, who was angry and frustrated about her situation. At first, I laid out the boundaries of what could and could not be done to assist her. She shot down every option I offered and … Continue reading

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rest and delivery

This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation,     in quietness and trust is your strength,     but you would have none of it.  You said, ‘No, we will flee on … Continue reading

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