Guest Post – Suspicious Kindness

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In the summer of 1983, between semesters of my seminary days, I was standing behind the counter of my father’s fast food restaurant when a small boy reached his arm up and released a fist full of coins onto the counter.

The smile on his face could melt any Dairy Queen blizzard. Raising his eyes to mine, he simply stated “A vanilla cone please.” Looking at the coins still rolling on the counter, I knew he didn’t have enough. Taking my index finger, I began to count the silver and copper. When there was none left to be counted, the boy’s face grew very solemn. He too knew it wasn’t enough. I reached into my pocket and pulled out a couple more coins and placed them alongside his own.

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Guest Post – Walk It Out

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God our Heavenly Father is truly the everlasting God, King above all, Lord forever. We can completely trust Him because He always stays true to His Word and never changes (James 1:17). We change. Sometimes we get tired of waiting for God and we start trying to work things out ourselves, only to end up getting in the way. We realize it when we see the struggles we cause for ourselves. Then we start wondering why God allowed us to fall into the hole we were so anxious to dig.

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Guest Post – You Made God’s List

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Remember back when we were in the 4th or 5th grade and out on the playground we would divide up in teams for a ball game? That had to be some of the most frustrating moments of childhood. Nervous thoughts of “Will I be picked?” Or remember when the list was posted for those making the team following tryouts? We stood a slight distance away, just close enough to see if our name was there, but not too close to be faced with complete rejection by our name’s absence.

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Guest Post – Today Is the Day

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An event took place this past month that stirred nostalgia for many people. The big roller skate, used as a sign at the rollercade across the street from our building, was taken down. The rollercade has sat empty for years now, and hasn’t been used for its intended purpose in years. The skate, however, will be restored to once more run at car shows and parades. The parking lot was packed with work vehicles and cars, and many were on hand to see it removed and taken away. The rollercade is currently being remodeled to serve as a warehouse.

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Weekly Devotional – Cultivating a Faithful Relationship

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No matter where you are in your walk with the Lord, it’s always good to go back to what some might call the basics.

Pick up the Holy Bible, no matter how you are feeling at the moment. Before reading it, pray for guidance, understanding and wisdom. If you don’t already have a personal Bible study plan, open the Bible and turn to the page wherever the Holy Spirit leads you. You can’t go wrong because “All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (2 Timothy 3:16, 17).

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Loving God on Earth Day

But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds of the air, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish of the sea inform you. Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this? In His hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind. – Job 12:7-10, NIV

Today is a beautiful spring day in Austin. Everything is turning green, (well, as green as it can get in Texas) and bluebonnets and Indian paintbrushes are popping up everywhere. Every time I go outside, I try to take a deep breath and appreciate the beauty, especially since this is a brief respite before the sweltering 100+ degree summer that is coming soon.

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