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Enthusiastic (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 366)


Romans 12:11-12 (NLT)
Never be lazy, but work hard and serve the Lord enthusiastically. Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying.

Many people get excited about starting a new project or setting a new goal but never actually reach the finish line because they never learned how to maintain a disciplined work ethic and enthusiastic attitude over the long haul. In order to reach your long-term goals, you need long haul enthusiasm. You’ve got to have passion, heart, and inner fire for what you’re doing or you’ll never make it to the finish line. You will easily get discouraged and give up if there is nothing on the inside propelling you forward. Read more…

One Day It All Will Click (365 Days of Spirited Living — DAY 341)


“A bend in the road is not the end of the road unless you fail to make the turn.”
— Unknown

So many things are vying for our attention in this world. In every direction we turn, there is someone or something calling us, pulling us, or pushing us. At every point in life, there is a new article or book, lesson or teacher wanting us to pay attention to them, telling us that this is important or this is necessary. If we are not careful, we can spend much of our lives allowing ourselves to be taken into so many different directions that pretty soon we won’t know where we are or who we are at all. Read more…

Sometimes You Have To Turn Around (Live. Pray. Hustle. 11/26/16)

Sometimes You Have To Turn Around (Live. Pray. Hustle. 11/26/16) (Right-click to download)

Sometimes You Have To Turn Around (Live. Pray. Hustle. 11/26/16)
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If you’re doing the wrong things you will frequently find yourself in hot messes until you turn around and start doing the right things.


Faith Is Not a Token for the Merry-Go-Round (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 306)


James 2:24 (NLT)
So you see, we are shown to be right with God by what we do, not by faith alone.

It is taught in many churches that God rewards believers according to the level of their faith. This may be true when you initially enter into the family of God by receiving Jesus into your heart. However, some religious leaders take this idea too far. Faith is not to be equated with material possessions, power, fame, or wealth. We do not receive anything for our faith. It is not a token for the merry-go-round of the choicest bounty and blessings. Faith is the opportunity for God to work in our lives and become real to us. Read more…

Never Far, Always Close (365 Days of Daring Faith — DAY 298)


Acts 17:27 (NLT)
His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him—though he is not far from any one of us.

God is closer to us than we think and never as far away as we feel. Every moment of every day, God is close to us. As close as our hands can touch our face, as close as our feet can touch the ground, as close as we can feel our heartbeat, God is not far away from any one of us. God puts himself near us not so we can always feel him but so we can gain strength to believe that he is there. Read more…

You May Walk with a Limp, but Walk Anyway (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 268)


“The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.”
— Ivy Baker Priest

Life is hard. Experiences can be harder. Just walking this journey can be both deeply painful and incredibly difficult. The doom and gloom all around make it increasingly tough to feel lightness, or air, or freedom. Or to see clearly without wincing at the brightness of reality. Or to walk on despite the debris underneath your feet. Sitting at rock bottom or holding on to a thin limb can be really frustrating and confusing. Read more…

Remember Your Mortality (365 Days of Spirited Living – DAY 253)


“Awareness of mortality exerts a unique power to focus the mind and heart on essentials.”
— Columba Stewart

It seems strange to think that we would ignore our mortality or even need to have it brought to the forefront of our minds. Death is the big, black, looming monster in the room that no one wants to talk about, let alone, acknowledge. But life itself proves that we clearly need to have such a conversation, if not with someone else, with ourselves. To acknowledge our mortality means that we embrace the dangerous state of existence we all are in every single day. Read more…

3 Other Things To Remember When  Problems Persist

“When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.”
— Dalai Lama

The cost of admission to the college of pursuing your dreams and goals is pretty high. Problems remind us of how important it is to have a process in places for finding solutions instead of throwing up our hands and going home. The bigger the dreams we chase and the harder we work to reach our goals, the more opportunities there are for things to go totally wrong. Keeping things in perspective when problems persist helps us to remember we’re human but we’re not completely powerless to change our situations. Read more…

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