Category Archives: pride

Hurt Deeply

A.W. Tozer seems to have gotten a hold on something here. Those who step forward into discipleship, or ministry will inevitably be hurt in some significant way. I wouldn’t say it was a ‘given’, but it is the common path … Continue reading

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The Modern Tax-Collector

Luke 18:9-14, ESV He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt: “Two men went up into the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax … Continue reading

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Riding the London Underground with Jesus

“And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.’ Mark 6:31, ESV Our Savior would never drive us … Continue reading

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Melancholy Beckons Me

Objectively speaking, my life is pretty good, for the most part. I have a good job, been married 25 years, have a wonderful creative son, a terrific church home and family, blood family that I love, a cute loveable dog, … Continue reading

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Learning to Walk, Again

“You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! 4 Trust in the Lord always, for the Lord God is the eternal Rock.” Isaiah 26:3-4, NLT Life is chock full of mysteries, so much is unknown.  … Continue reading

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