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 – Why Should You Join a Small Group?

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Why are small groups important? In Hebrews 10:19-25 we are told to not forsake meeting together to exhort one another. Verses 24-25 specifically say, “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.” (ESV) If all you do is go to church on Sunday and sit in a service you are not fully doing what we are being told to do here. How can you stir someone up to love and good works that you are not spending time with? The answer is you can’t.

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Guest Post – Wait Not

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Have you noticed how the art of handwritten letter writing is increasingly fading? Our once, “hi how are ya”, or “thinking of you”, followed by a more lengthy note of encouragement, has been replaced with a quick text of “how r u ttm” (how are you, talk to me).

Our words of encouragement to others hold TONS of weight. To see it in writing that you are loved, appreciated, and supported is priceless. I strongly believe encouragement is universally lacking.

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Guest Post – Keep Calm and Carry On

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Perhaps you have seen a t-shirt, phone cover, mug, book cover, notebook, journal, or a host of other products with the phrase “Keep Calm and Carry On” printed on it recently. Instead of saying “carry on,” you may have seen something else inscribed, such as “Stay Calm and Carry Insulin” for diabetics.

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Guest Post – You Are A New Creature

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… Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come – 2 Corinthians 5:17

When you look at the words “new creature,” what comes to mind? If you have watched comics and cartoons in the past, those fictional characters will always turn into some kind of monsters or mutants. Even Tom and Jerry can become monsters in some of the episodes.

Does this mean God wants us to turn into some kind of immortal mutant with supernatural powers?

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