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Living off of God’s Word

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I am not the type that makes yearly resolutions. It is not because I don’t believe in planning; I do. It is because most of my plans are not based on calendar time. One of my plans is to finish my thesis. I have already finished writing it and am in the process of editing and formatting it. I figure I won’t finish it until early Feb. But given my wife is going to Africa for six weeks...

Christmas tree

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This is the Christmas tree we set up in our home. When I set it up, I thought it was a poor sight. The top is tilting. The bristles are far in between. I thought, wouldn’t it be nice if I spent a bit more money on getting a better tree? (Note: I am not against lovely trees or even real ones. I am not judging anyone here ) As I think how much I should spend on a tree, I realized I was missing...

Plan but don’t depend on the plan

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Lately, as I journey life with younger Christians, I tell them to plan but don’t depend so much on the plan.Whether it is finding a relationship, getting married, or having kids, finding the right job or making more money, it is easy to assume that we got these things will make us happier, safer, or more satisfied. So what do we do? We plan and see how we can get these things.The reality is...

To be used by God

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As Christians, we wanted to be used by God. There is nothing with that. In fact, that is a healthy desire. After all, we want to seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness as Jesus said in Matthew 6:33. The problem is not having this desire, it is then we set our own plans and then ask God to bless them. This can even be in ministry or even considered as noble like helping others. And...

Credentials for Christ?

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Disclaimer: I am not writing this because I am bitter or I am judging others. I am writing this to jot down some thoughts I have when it comes to following Jesus. The thoughts may not be complete and often, I am still processing. And that’s okay. It is all about the journey. So if you are a minister, or studying your M Div or PhD or writing a book, this is not a post judging against you. It...

More money do not solve money problems

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I shared this with a friend the other day. The solution to money problems is not having more money. “You have sown much, and bring in little; You eat, but do not have enough; You drink, but you are not filled with drink; You clothe yourselves, but no one is warm; And he who earns wages, Earns wages to put into a bag with holes.” - Haggai 1:6 NKJV We think if we make more money, our money problems...

It is ok to fail. it is not ok to Quit.

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As I am working on my thesis for my M Div, I started to think about being a father. One thing that dawned on my mind when I first step into fatherhood, especially when it comes to discipling our children, is that I realized I couldn’t do it. Or I don’t think I can. I am never good with children. It is too difficult. How can I share God’s love, speak the truth and help them...

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