Guest Post – Seeing Them

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Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”  – Philippians 2:4

This morning while driving to work, cruising along, the traffic seemed heavier than normal for 5:15 a.m. Looking in my rear view mirror, I saw the pretty orange lights of a big rig truck. The poor guy was trying to maneuver through the morning commute, cars full of folks that I am confident had not yet been caffeinated to complete awareness of their surroundings. Like that of a chess game, I figured “If I move over one lane, move forward around this little white car, and return to my original lane, I could make room for the big truck to get around.” Off I went, and NOT going over the speed limit I might add. Doing so, the truck driver saw the move and made his own advance. As we continued on down the freeway for a few minutes, just as I began my exit off, the truck driver passed on by, but NOT without a reaching out of his hand and the wave of thanks.

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Guest Post – Living in Grace

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“Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” -Hebrews 4:16 (NIV)

Justice has no room for grace and grace has no room for justice. To live in one excludes the other. In justice you deserve what you receive. Grace, undeserved favor, is the opposite. Grace has NOTHING to do with deserving! Grace is a gift of compassion and provides freedom, peace, and contentment.

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Guest Post – The Ripple Effect of Ministry

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A former middle school youth group student of mine recently emailed me. He thanked me for demonstrating a faith in God that he still admires and is emulating in his own ministry calling. His words humbled me because I was new to ministry at that time and constantly making mistakes. But I am very grateful to him because sometimes we don’t know when God has used us to change someone’s life.

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Guest Post – What Can I Do?

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“What can I do?”  It’s a question that’s often raised, either in sincere inquiry or more as a statement of inability. It’s not a lack of ability that usually keeps one from being involved as much as it is a lack of desire. There is no one specific ability or talent that God wants in service to Him, as the talents He has blessed us all with, whatever they may be, all have a place of service in His kingdom.

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Guest Post – Think on These Things

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Occasionally there are some things that may drop into your mind unannounced ― the Should Have, Could Have, and Would Have. As precious as time can be, you can’t spend too much of it worrying about the past (Isaiah 43:18). When these thoughts come to mind, it’s your choice to dwell on them or move on.

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Guest Post – Are You Growing in Grace and Knowledge?

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2 Peter 3:18 is an interesting ending to Peter’s last letter to the Christians before he is crucified for the sake of the gospel. Peter tells the people to continue to grow in grace and knowledge. Of all the things he could have ended with, he emphasizes growth.

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