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What a mess!

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What a mess! Last week in Psalm 1 we saw that the living water we need for life comes through a relationship with Jesus Christ, and that spring is fed by meditating on His Word like a dog chewing on a bone. Chewing on the Word and meeting the Lord in His Word makes all the difference in our lives! And boy do we need it! Have you noticed how messed up our world is? It is becoming more and more difficult to watch the news or even go online, because so much of what we see, hear, and read […]

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Trickles in the desert

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Trickles in the desert So. y’all have been warning us. “Wait until monsoon starts!” For the life of me I couldn’t figure out how all these dry drainage ditches, washes, and river beds were going to fill up. And then we got our first honest to goodness thunderstorm in Tucson last Saturday. And I loved it. And I can’t wait for more! Our new house backs up to one of these washes. Even though it didn’t fill up, there was a little bit of water that collected. And since that time, we’ve seen much more activity in the wash. More […]

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Shut up and play

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Shut up and play Last week I told you a little about my rebellious college days, and how I was told “You can’t sow your wild oats all week and then come to church on Sunday and pray for crop failure.” We saw from the first part of Galatians 6 that we reap what we sow. Sowing to the Spirit leads to life and hope, while sowing to the flesh leads to death. Make no mistake. I had plenty of “wild oats” and sowing to the flesh. “Back in the day” I loved playing all kinds of sports. Basketball, volleyball, […]

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Community matters

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Community matters “No man is an island,” and “It is not good to be alone.” I know that there are many introverts out there who would disagree with these statements and would prefer instead to “be where people are not.” There are other people who have been deeply hurt or disillusioned by others and don’t want to risk further pain. But the reality is, God created us to live in community. He created us to love and be loved. To serve and be served. To have friendship and fellowship with one another. To encourage or rebuke one another when needed. […]