Category Archives: blessings

The “shocking” power of Christ in you

Christ-followers have an external power source living inside them that can be activated by faith-filled surrender. However, Church too often trains people to have a passive mind and accept whatever a preacher or priest says, not to think and seek God. … Continue reading

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What we have here is a failure to appreciate!

Sadness, discouragement, disappointment? What we have here is a failure to appreciate! Without an inner foundation to stand on and a seat belt to secure you in crashes; life can be overwhelming. It’s much easier to be driven by feelings and … Continue reading

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The Beatitudes backwards (“Don’t be” attitudes)

How unfortunate are the spiritually passive for they miss out on the greatest aspect of life. How unfortunate are those who act like they’ve got it together, for they are never comforted. How unfortunate are those who refuse to cooperate … Continue reading

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Don’t Settle For Glee When You Can Have Worglee!

Don’t settle for Glee on TV, when you can have worglee in your daily life.  Worglee is anticipating and expecting good things to happen to you and to the people you love.  It’s the opposite of worry.  Although the process … Continue reading

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“Bond — James Bond” vs. “Bond — Lifetime Bond”

1)  “Bond — James Bond” In the first James Bond movie, Dr. No, Sean Connery identifies himself by saying:  “Bond (long pause) James Bond!”  For 50 years, from that first Bond movie to Sky Fall, the 23rd one, the Bond … Continue reading

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It’s Not Hard To Have Fun

I have never had a difficult time having fun.  I don’t need expensive concerts, costly sporting events, fancy restaurants, lively parties, alcohol, drugs, or other outward things to make me enjoy my life.  I just do — enjoy it.  Although … Continue reading

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WIJD? What Is Jesus Doing?

WWJD?  What would Jesus do is a good question.  But here’s a better one:  WIJD?  What is Jesus doing in your life today? . . . talking to you? . . . guiding you? . . . changing you? . … Continue reading

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How To Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day . . .

According to his own words, here’s the best way to celebrate Patrick, the mighty man of God who brought Christ to Ireland and transformed a nation: 1)  See your sins in the Light, experience godly sorrow for them, then go … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Berry Street!

We are celebrating our 4th birthday today at The Salvation Army Berry Street Worship Center in Nashville, Tennessee. Thank You, Lord, for 4 years of seeing You transform, disciple, and work through a diverse group of amazing people and for … Continue reading

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Proof Found For The Existence Of God

Here are some ways that God actively intervenes in my life and daily gives me proof of His reality: * He frequently wakes me up around 5:30 am with a new blog post running through my mind even though I … Continue reading

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