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I love Christmas

I love Christmas. As a kid I loved the excitement, the anticipation, the presents and the family gathering. As a parent, I loved buying presents for my kids and seeing them open the presents with wide eyed wonder. The joy, the delight, the fun. As a pastor, I loved...

Never Taking Offense

Today let’s explore the last section of my motto for seeking God: Ever grateful, never satisfied, relentlessly pursuing Him for more of Himself, never taking offense.The reason I started pursuing God for more was because of the Bible. It makes some ludicrous promises....

More of God

Ever grateful, never satisfied, relentlessly pursuing God for more of Himself, never taking offense.  I’ve been looking at this motto in my last couple of blogs and today I want to look at this third section - relentlessly pursuing God for more of Himself....

Never Satisfied

Ever grateful, never satisfied, relentlessly pursuing God for more of Himself, never taking offense. This is my motto for pursuing God. Each segment I added because I found it was necessary for my spiritual well being. Last week we looked at ever grateful, today let’s...

Pursuing God

I have a slogan for lots of things. I like one liners. They are proverbial sentences that bring wisdom and guidance to my spiritual journey. I have a one line motto that I have developed that has guided my pursuit of God. It has served me well over the years. This is...

The Waiting Room

Waiting is hard. Sitting in a waiting room, waiting for the surgeon to come out and report on the results of the surgery for one you love. Waiting is hard. Waiting for a teenager to come home late at night, long after expected, when they have just learned how to...

Good friends, Good laughs, Good for the soul

Laughter is good for the soul. Proverbs 17:22, “A cheerful disposition is good for your health; gloom and doom leave you bone-tired” (The Message).  Hardship leaves you soul weary. It can rob you of your joy. Hardship can tarnish your view of the goodness of God....

The Restorative Presence of God

A couple of days ago I wrote about Hurry Sickness. I mentioned one of the keys to overcoming that is silence. Today I want to take that deeper. One of the most important benefits of spending time in silence is that we can access the restorative presence of God.Years...

Overcoming Hurry Sickness

Hurry sickness.  It is prevalent in our society.  It is hard to overcome.  We are constantly connected, continually distracted, commonly interrupted and continuously hurried. I am a very public figure.  I have written books and speak in conferences...