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Reading Plan 2017

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Why do we have reading plans?

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Tags: bible, plan, reading

New Year's False Promises?

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Do you make New Year's resolutions? Is there a better way?

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Tags: goals, new, resolution, year

Christmas Hypocrite

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That would be me. The Christmas hypocrite.I hate, hate, hate the questions, "What do you want for Christmas?" and "What's on your Christmas list?" Very kind, well-intentioned people (to whom I am related, in most cases) wanting to know how to shop for me. I don't blame them. I already have...

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Tags: christmas, gift, giving, receiving

Taming the Selfish Jerk

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Recently, I had an evening ahead of me that I was not looking forward to. I'll save the details, but I was facing back-to-back events that I knew would not be enjoyable. In fact, they would be very taxing to me because of my particular personality. Others could well have enjoyed themselves, but...

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Tags: discipleship, selfish, selfless

Too Small

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I love science. I love the discipline, the process, the inquisitive posture, the discoveries, the imagination, and the accountability of community. But science is not big enough to satisfy my soul. I'm moderately interested in politics and government. I see the necessity, I see the potential...

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Tags: church, fellowship, government, grace, jesus, leisure, politics, purpose, reason, religion, religión, science, self, sports

Compared to What Fixates

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I have been reading in 1 Peter in my quiet time lately, and was particularly struck by three verses in chapter 1 as I was considering the context that Peter wrote into. The readers were suffering and dispersed because of their faith, so Peter wrote to give them some perspective to encourage...

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No Thanks!

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Lynne and I pray that you will all have a wonderful Thanksgiving this week. Thanksgiving has always been family, food, and football for me, with a time to reflect on our real blessings in Christ.Perhaps you also feel what I often feel at Thanksgiving ... that I'm being forced to be thankful...

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Tags: thanks, thanksgiving

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