worthy pursuits Category

is it just an obsession?

I think we’re distracted by many lovers. Who are the lovers, you ask? Anyone and anything that keep us from a whole-hearted devotion to God. In a letter written to the believers sometime around the year A.D. 90, John the disciple exhorted them saying, “keep yourselves from idols” (1 John 5:21). When we read through […]

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a battle of the wills

Have you ever had that feeling of warring within yourself? You know, when your thoughts and attitudes are not holy and everything in you hurts, but there is no quick release from the battle?  When you and I decide to escape the struggle and not endure it, we ultimately are calling upon God to grant us His “permissive […]

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we want more

More of you, God. More!  This is the cry of our hearts, and this morning I was thanking the Father again that my husband is seeking to know Him more.  Each morning as he gets ready for work, he cranks up the worship tunes, and I know it’s the right way to start the day! […]

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refocus

Eugene H. Peterson’s commentary on 1 Corinthians 9: “There’s a race to be run, and we all need to be in it.  We’re going somewhere together, and this act of going requires all our attention, all our discipline, and all our energy.  We’re not spectators watching what other people do and commenting on it; we’re […]

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burdened to share

Are you are excusing any vices in your life?  Are there habits and addictions that you are justifying instead of making any progress toward positive change?  Consider The Message translation of 1 Corinthians 10:23-24- Looking at it one way, you could say, “Anything goes.  Because of God’s immense generosity and grace, we don’t have to dissect […]

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monday musings

  It’s Monday!  I can’t seem to shake the, “I want to ease into Monday” feeling!  But at this point, Monday morning is now midday Monday, and I still have things to get done.  These are the things that have captured my attention instead:  The Message Bible, Acts 6… remembering the heart-shaped leaf in the […]

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fire never says, “enough”

During a worship service last Christmas, I declared my heart to the Lord Jesus stating that I want to know Him.  That may be a strange request from a gal who has been walking with the Lord for over twenty years, but it’s a genuine desire.  The growth that I constantly seek in my relationship […]

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