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Stay Out of the Ditches

Stay Out of the Ditches

Are you on the way to heaven? How is your journey going? Do you get stuck in the mud a lot? Are you able to stay out of the ditches? You know, this is critically important. For every mile of the road to heaven, there are two miles of ditches. Lots of opportunities to get off the road to heaven. How can we get it right? How can we keep on advancing on the Christian pilgrimage? First of all, we…

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Are You Herod?

Are You Herod?

Have you ever thought you could be Herod? The jealous king who killed innocent babies just to make sure there would not be any rivals for him. I used to say no. I used to think he was way out there. Not like me. But then I looked deeper into the text. I looked deeper into my heart. I looked deeper into the eyes of Jesus. Lord, have mercy. I am Herod! How come? you might ask. Let me explain….

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Giving God the Epicenter of Our Lives

Giving God the Epicenter of Our Lives

As we enter this fall season I invite you to do little self-examination: How is your relationship with God? Hopefully not on the rocks! Where is God in your life in this season? Hopefully not in the margins or in the back of your mind! (But even then remember God is only a whisper away. A fresh start is always possible!) I’ve come to understand that if we approach God only when we need something from him our relationship with…

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Self-Centered or Christ-Centered?

Self-Centered or Christ-Centered?

Oswald Chambers talks about self-consciousness versus Christ-consciousness in his book “My Utmost for His Highest” published in 1935. Nothing could be more relevant for today’s Christian navigating his/her way in today’s world. As we struggle to thrive in the midst of all the demands of our lives the only compass that we can trust to get us through everything is Jesus Christ. When we stress out we are self-centered, self-conscious. When we bring our worries to Jesus our burdens are…

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