worthy pursuits Category

joyless but knowledgeable

I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete (John 15:11). Dear Friends, have you checked your “joy meter” lately?  I ask because I know there is some joylessness among Christians.  Honestly, that is one of the greatest oxymorons I know.  It’s like a […]

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choose well

You get to choose and so do I.                                   The pathway to Life Is not hidden in the sky. Nor is it across the vast sea; Freewill means it’s within you; It’s within me. The Word is very near; […]

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let’s talk wisdom

Any list-makers out there?  This is one habit I cannot seem to shake.  For as long as I can remember, I have written my lists:  calls to make, jobs to do, chores to accomplish, groceries to buy… just now I had to pause from writing to grab my planning calendar and add a couple of […]

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the secret

I’m studying the book of Proverbs currently and love the deposits of wisdom for my thirsty soul.  In my 2013 quest to know Jesus more, I have found this book to be a beautiful complement to my New Testament study of His ministry, parables and miracles. A key scripture from the book of Proverbs is, Above […]

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fasting and feasting

The Jewish traditional holiday of Purim is underway, and I cannot help but think about Esther and her role in this commemorative celebration.  God used her to divinely solve a demonic plot turned royal edict to annihilate all Jews in the Persian kingdom under the rule of Xerxes. Esther (born Hadassah) was a Jewish orphan […]

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real joy

What was it that attracted the individual or even the masses to Jesus during his few years of earthly ministry?  Why did Levi get up from his tax collection booth and immediately follow the Lord?  Why did crowds follow on foot to the other side of the lake while Jesus and company crossed by boat? […]

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fix your gaze

I’ve run a lot of road races in the past 20+ years.  I’ve been on courses in the woods and courses in the neighborhoods. I have run alongside of rivers, the bay and the ocean.  I’ve run over I-85, through a military base and through a college campus.  Probably my most enjoyed race was my […]

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