Category Archives: New Year

The glory of ordinary lives

What would life look like if we had renewed zeal to “… be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you” (Hebrews 13:5). Continue reading

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10 tests for personal Inventory

The close of a year and start of a new one always motivates me to take inventory. I’ve found the following ten tests helpful for evaluating life. Scripture is offered with each one for deeper reflection. Continue reading

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Life in the Valley of Vision

I live in the depths but see You in the heights.
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10 Point Inventory

This ten point inventory is meant for personal evaluation not for judging others. While it certainly could be used as a guide to help others, I suggest caution because lists and tests easily become legalistic tools that promote sinful pride.  With this said, it’s … Continue reading

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7 daily practices for every follower of Christ

1. Celebrate salvation as God’s undeserved gift  Ephesians 2:8-9 “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.” Titus … Continue reading

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My new year challenge

As I reflect on the end of a year and the beginning of a new one, my heart is drawn toward the most familiar prayer known to man. This prayer leads us into the life we were meant to live. … Continue reading

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10 point spiritual inventory

The following 10 point inventory is primarily meant for personal use not for judging others. It could be used to help others as they desire to examine their own hearts. I offer this word of caution because lists and tests are too often used legalistically … Continue reading

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