Lessons Learned on the Journey

Always Pursuing...What?

Although I do not care much for New Year's resolutions, January 1st found me thinking about my time, energy, and resources, and what to pursue for the New Year. …

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Giving vs Receiving

It is more blessed to give than receive. Acts 20:35 NIV …

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Safety/Security vs Persecution

Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Matthew 5:10 NIV …

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Striving vs Answering a Call

Working is locked firmly into my character via German heritage genes and farm work. In fact, I love to work. However, when it comes to following Jesus my work ethic sometimes gets in the way. Hard…

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World Peace vs God’s Shalom

Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called the sons of God. Matthew 5:9 NIV …

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Purity vs Impurity

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God. Matthew 5:8 NIV …

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Mecy vs No Mercy

Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. Matthew 5:7 NIV …

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Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness vs. Satisfaction with Less

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they will be filled. Matthew 5:6 NIV …

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Meekness vs. Impertinence

Rarely do I hear people talk about the desire for meekness. Rarely do I hear a sermon on meekness. And rarely do I think about it. Yet Jesus tells me, …

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Indifference vs. Mourning

Sometimes when I read scripture, I can hardly believe it. In the Sermon on the Mount Jesus says, …

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