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Rocky Road

Rocky Road.  Love the ice cream...dislike the journey!  Jesus gets us through rocky roads just as a good shepherd gets his sheep to green pasture. Trust in His guidance.  "I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me - just as the Father knows me and I know the Father - and I lay my life down for the sheep." -John 10:14-15. -Pastor Mike

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Fantasies

We are so good at becoming god of our fantasies, rather than allowing God to speak to us for His will.  "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work in us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen". -Ephesians 3:20. -Pastor Mike

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Comfort

God comforts us so that we can be equipped to comfort others who are undergoing similiar trials.  "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves have recieved from God." -2 Corinthians 1:3-4.  -Pastor Mike

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Path

We love choices. Restaurants and fast-food eateries give you a wide variety of items to choose from. In life, we have many paths to choose from.  There are paths of self-pity, despair, pride and self-will.  Take the path with the one who give you hope; Jesus.  "...Surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." -Matthew 28:20b. -Pastor Mike

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Trials

According to Christian author Tullian Tchividjian, suffering is God's way of setting us free.  We tend to want to cling to objects of worship (idols) that we feel give our lives meaning.  "Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perserverance." -James 1:2. -Pastor Mike

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Be Still

The world is noisy and active.  Sometimes all that loud sound and action blocks out what God wants to say to us.  "Be still, and know that I am God;  I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exaulted in the earth." -Psalm 46:10.  Take time to pray, every day, and listen for that still, small voice of God, directing your words and actions. -Pastor Mike

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Worship

It's not where we worship that counts, but how.  Don't worship how others see you...this is idolatry.  Instead ask the Holy Spirit to pray for you, teach you, and tell you how much God loves you.  "...true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and truth..." -John 4:23.  Worship God and ask him to allow you to see yourself through his eyes! -Pastor Mike

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Direct

I hate it when I make a call and have to go through an endless menu before I talk to the person that I need to speak with.  Direct is always better!  We can speak to God directly and not have to go through a priest...we are the priest! .  "But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God..." -1 Peter 2:9a. -Pastor Mike

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Technology

Yesterday we lost our TV, phone and computer service (hence no blog yesterday) so I spent the evening pouring over an article on suffering, written by a Christian pastor.  It made me realize that we must trust everything, everything to the Lord.  ""Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture." -Psalm 37:3. -Pastor Mike

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Complain

Ever spend time with someone who always complains?  Talk about Debbie Downer and draining!  Maybe that person sometimes is you.  "Do everything without complaining or arguing, so that you may become blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and depraved generation, in which you shine like stars in the universe. "-Phillipians 2:14. -Pastor Mike

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