Overflowing with Thankfulness

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” – Colossians 2:6-7 Thankful people are more than happy people; they are changed people. In the Colossians passage above, Paul […]

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The Fear of God

Even if you’re not a car buff, you’ve heard of concept cars – prototypes designed by car companies as a way of pushing the envelope. A few of these might actually make it into production; most don’t. A good example is the Egochine by Peugeot. Just looking at it makes me want to go shave. […]

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The Fear of Rejection

Back in 2001, we made the decision to leave the church tradition we both had grown up in. We felt God calling us into a new, more contemporary direction. I found myself one of two finalists for a senior associate position outside of Chicago. Over two years, I would transition into the senior pastor position. […]

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