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Devotional By On November 25, 2014

Real Courage

One of the most endearing characters in modern movies has to be the Cowardly Lion from the Wizard of Oz. He was afraid of his own tail. He put on a good front at first, but quickly that veneer was stripped away, revealing the fearful pussy cat beneath. If you’ve seen the movie, you know that he joins Dorothy’s quest…

Devotional By On November 11, 2014

Liar, Liar?

In 2004 I was accused of lying. Our pastor was out of town. A few weeks before he left, he had told me that he was going on a trip to City A. It never came up again. Unbeknownst to me, those plans changed. Instead of going to City A, he went to City B to candidate/interview for a different church. The weekend…

Devotional By On November 10, 2014

If You Really Are God {Disbelief}

There are times when we find ourselves in places of desperate need. Perhaps you lost your job and money is in short supply. I lost a job once. Money was tight. I took a job at a Radio Shack to ensure that some money would be coming. But eight dollars an hour, for a young family with one income, car…

Devotional By On October 29, 2014

Chicken Little Christians

Chicken Little is one of my favorite Disney movies. Don’t ask why. He essentially has lived a defeated life. He’s small.  He’s bullied. He’s horrible at sports. He feels like a disappointment to his dad. He can’t seem to do anything right. And to top it off, he made a fool of himself by trying to tell the whole town…

Devotional By On October 28, 2014

Unlimited Bread!

Have you ever worked your behind off for something you thought you really wanted, but after you got it, you realized it wasn’t all that great or perhaps the thrill only lasted for a little while? Let me tell you, most of us are stuck in a cycle where we go through this all the time. This is the backbone…

Devotional By On October 23, 2014

Bread of Life – Part Two

As I said yesterday, John chapter six is one event that happens over the course of a couple of days. In verses sixteen through twenty-one, we hit an interlude that doesn’t quite seem to fit with the rest of the story. “When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, got into a boat, and started across the sea…

Devotional By On October 22, 2014

Bread of Life – Part One

In this journey through John, we’ve arrived at the feeding of the five thousand in John chapter six. Chapter six is a single event that spanned a couple of days, that starts with this miracle. I’ll be posting a few entries about this chapter, so here at the start, let me telegraph my intention that, as the title suggests, this is…