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“Don’t forget to Breathe!”

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These last six months have been crazy. A few weeks ago, I was laboring through one of my morning runs. Like most of my morning runs, I was just trying to not pass out along the way. As I headed down the last stretch, the phrase “just breathe” came into my mind.  So, I did. But then I started chewing on the idea. Asking God about the idea. I got home and started the coffee pot and sat down at the kitchen table (under the AC vent). And I asked God again about “just breathe.”  Writing poetry often helps me […]

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Morning people

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Are you a night owl or a morning person?  I’m a morning person. I think I always have been. I’d far rather “awake the dawn” then stay out all night. There are seasons where, by necessity I did have to stay out all night. Right after high school I worked “the graveyard shift” in a convenience store in the middle of nowhere west Texas. 11PM to 7AM. Toss the old burritos and restock the shelves. Deep fry the new burritos and make the coffee for the coming day. I got used to it, but it went against my natural bent […]

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Life has storms

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Storms have a way of putting us in our places. Years ago, when I was much younger and more foolish, I remember running across a golf course in Texas. A thunderstorm was rolling in, and yet I was trying to finish a great round of golf. As the lightning ripped through the air overhead, I finally started to realize that a personal record wasn’t worth my life. But I was on the far side of the golf course, carrying 14 lightning rods, and running for my life. I had plenty of warning of the coming storm, but in my pride, […]

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Afraid Not

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Fear seems to be winning. Look around. Take a quick turn through the news or social media. If you’re really brave, turn on the news. Everywhere we turn, fear seems to be winning.  If we’re not careful, we can let all this fear overwhelm us. Paralyze us. Even destroy us. But it doesn’t have to.  The Bible gives us clear answers to the problem of fear. In fact, as followers of Jesus, we have the only solution to the global pandemic of fear.  If you struggle with fear, join us this Sunday as we look at Psalm 27 and find the answer […]