Stop striving

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“You must deny yourselves and not do any work because on this day atonement will be made for you, to cleanse you. Then, before the LORD, you will be clean from all your sins” (Leviticus 16:29-30). Do you ever feel like a hamster running on a wheel? You strive and drive and bear down harder, but you… Read more »

Faith or phobia?

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Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Without warning, a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” He replied, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then… Read more »

Get out of your comfort zone!

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“Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.”  “Come,” he said. (Matthew 14:28-29) Many of us think that the call of Christ is a call to play it safe, but the reality is much different. Christ is calling us not to safety, but to significance. Jesus is inviting us… Read more »

The empty pursuit of safety

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“Risk your life and get more than you ever dreamed of. Play it safe and end up holding the bag” (Matthew 19:26, Message). I think Americans are becoming too safety conscious. We’ve become the most risk-adverse generation in history. We’ve made everything so safe, that the only danger we’re in is of taking all the… Read more »