worthy pursuits Category

checking out

Last Saturday I checked out of a hotel in midtown Manhattan and made sure to tell the front desk employee that we had an enjoyable visit.  Our overall stay in New York City (a first for many of my family members) was a great experience.  The location was within an easy walking distance to Central […]

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spiritual growth

I’m starting off 2013 with a different plan for spiritual growth than I used last year.  2012 was another year of reading through the Bible- something I love to do.  God’s Word is my delight!  His Word is truth and equips me to navigate through this life that often includes detours- do you know what […]

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mountain climbing

“Just breathe” were the words used to coach myself in the days of encountering great resistance.  It was a daily struggle but one that kept me hungry for the Lord’s Presence.  As always, when we encounter the fickleness of others, or even identify it within ourselves, the wisest thing to do is to run for […]

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bought the lie?

Think about your life, purpose and passion, and finish this sentence: I am _________________. Some of you probably lied in your word choice.  Why do I say that? Because I see with the eyes of God the value of our lives as defined by Him who made us.  He formed us in the womb (Ps. […]

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“be good faith”

“Find out what pleases the Lord” (Ephesians 5:10). Let’s not confuse this instruction with, “Do the right things before man in order to please man and gain approval.”  No, this Spirit-breathed truth states, “find out what pleases the LORD.” As a leader in student ministry, my heart breaks for young people who are solely focused […]

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run the race

It’s been a little over 3 years, but in one week, I  will re-enter the road race scene.  I’m not a serious competitor; I simply try to outdo myself, and that is the beauty of the sport of running. I have recently attended several track meets that my son competed in, and I am amazed […]

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100 years ago this week

100 years ago, the Titanic sank.  The “ship that even God Himself could not sink” went down into the Atlantic on April 14, 1912.  The hugeness of the Titanic and its failure points vividly to the smallness of man before God Almighty. I’ve been on a few cruise ships, 7 to be exact.  Each one seemed […]

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