Day 42: Why?

Posted by Troy Murphy on

Have you ever finished something and then realized you had just begun? I feel this way about my life and spiritual journey in understanding God. Just as soon as I believe I find the answer to one why about life, three more surface in the process. I have been asking this question all of my life...

Day 41: The envy trap

Posted by Kristin Ashley on

By Kristin Ashley Envy. Jealousy. Resentment. Discontent. These are the dark green monsters that creep into our thoughts slowly and make our thinking toxic. These feelings rob the joy we have toward others, while at the same time robbing us of having gratitude toward the gifts we...

Day 40: Living with purpose

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By Tricia Murphy Erwin McManus once said that there are no practice moments in life. Every moment matters and brings eternal significance. I have been pondering what living with purpose really means to me personally. What will my purpose statement include? I just watched more than a thousand...

Day 39: Give me presence, not presents

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By Cindy Vandermause The Great Commandments found in Matthew 22 prompted me to reflect on this past Mother’s Day, especially the second part about loving people: Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law? Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your...

Day 38: World-class Christian vs. worldly one

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By Bobby Coverston  I was the mystery reader for my son Joel’s kindergarten class over a year ago. Mystery readers give the teacher some factoids about themselves, and the kids try to determine from the clues who the mystery reader is. My little trivia nugget was that I have been on...

Day 37: Sharing your life message

Posted by Marilyn Bazett-Jones on

By Marilyn Bazett-Jones I’m a Tuesday blogger and this Tuesday topic fits me well... You see, I’ve just spent nearly two years writing my life message to share with others. After losing Ted, the brevity of life had hit me hard and I knew I could no longer procrastinate about...

Day 36: Stop talking, start doing

Posted by Mike Vandermause on

By Mike Vandermause This past week my wife, Cindy, and I bought a pop-up camper. We had been talking about doing this for years, but there was always a good excuse to put it off. Yet the dream never died. Rather than staying at a boring hotel when traveling, we prefer the adventures of being...

Day 35: Beautifully broken

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By Troy Murphy It did not take me long this morning to get ready to face the world, but I did have some priorities: Look good and put together. Or another way to say it is, cover whatever would be embarrassing and weak. I repeat this process daily. It’s like I have a built-in defense...

Day 34: The real star of the show

Posted by Bobby Buffington on

By Bobby Buffington Back in 2009 I had an awesome opportunity to be in a movie. It wasn’t Hollywood, just a regional production, but it did play on the big screens at the theater. I had a really small cameo that I was offered because I had the keys to a place they wanted to film. The day...

Day 33: What a real servant looks like

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By Tricia Murphy Real servants maintain a low profile. That statement brings two people to mind right away and I’d love to tell you about them because they stay under the radar, so you probably wouldn’t know them for their servant hearts unless you have been a recipient. Then you...

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