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Archive: November 2014

For the last few weeks, I’ve been working through a series of blogs about the spiritual disciplines. I’ll be discussing the spiritual discipline of community groups in this blog and it’s especially important to me because it was the first discipline that really made a difference in my life. Every discipline gives us a way to experience God and that means we should practice all of them, but this one is special to me. Community was the first place that…

Thanksgiving is a great holiday because it takes the focus off of ourselves and places it on the things that we’re thankful for. I find the holiday a little convicting though because it reminds me that I’m pretty self-centered the rest of the year. As I thought about writing a Thanksgiving blog, I realized the need to figure out how to deal with my habitual selfishness and lack of gratitude in order to change the outlook that I bring to…

A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about the spiritual disciplines and talked about how I planned on writing a series of blogs about them. When I attempted to tackle the first of the three spiritual disciplines, quiet times, I found myself writing a couple blogs about the Bible. Those blogs technically dealt with the subject of quiet times, but they didn’t really bring to light why quiet times are important or rewarding. In this blog I want to…

So I assumed that I would be finished with the first draft of my book by this point in time and that’s not the case. I’m actually at about the same point in the book that I was when I posted my last book update. That’s because I’ve had to throw quite a bit of work out and while that’s been frustrating I’m glad that I did it. I’m not just glad because I’m headed in a better direction either…

In my first blog about the Bible, I talked about how the Bible can be a buzz kill, but I don’t want you to think that reading the Bible is mostly a negative experience. The Bible is one of God’s greatest expressions of love towards us and it can play a vital role in shaping our understanding of that love. The Bible takes our impersonal understanding of God’s love and makes it personal. For the first few years that I…

I have a desire for God’s love and grace. The only problem is that slowly, but surely, I have become numb to this desire. I have become conditioned to living without it and spend most of my days convinced that I have already experienced enough of God’s love and grace. I must break this conditioned state of my heart in order to really start experiencing God’s love on a consistent basis. This conditioned state is kind of like how we…

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