April 25 – I Love It When A Plan Comes Together

April 25 – I Love It When A Plan Comes Together

#115of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson is about coincidences or rather how these chance encounters are actually all part of God’s plan. Today, I was working at home to meet a contractor because of the bathroom leaks. He was late and apologized because he had to take his wife to the doctor. I asked if she was ok. He said she has been battlingĀ IBS for the past 18 years and had a bad attack. I told him how I had it…

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April 24 – Back in My Day….

April 24 – Back in My Day….

#114of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney #GetOffMyLawn Today’s lesson is about aging or getting older. A couple of weeks ago, I turned 41. This is the first birthday that I didn’t worry about it or feel older at all. I felt like me having a good time. Then I started to look around. Things I knew as a child are changing. Next year will be 20 years since my undergraduate graduate, 10 since my dad passed, I will be 42, 10 years since…

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April 23 – Perfection

April 23 – Perfection

#113of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson is on the question for perfection or being perfect. Let’s face it, we want to be right. We don’t like making mistakes. I make mistakes so many times, and sometimes my language slips out before I know it. I know I have passed this want to be perfect and achieveĀ more to my children. A few weeks ago, my youngest dropped her puzzle on the ground. She came downstairs and said “Daddy, help me pick up…

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April 22 – When God isn’t enough

April 22 – When God isn’t enough

#112of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney For the past 111 days, I’ve written about the power of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. I’ve challenged you to listen to his Word and live by it. I’ve given many examples of his involvement in my life. But what happens when God isn’t enough? IllI answer that, at least for me in a little bit. Let’s face it: Life is hard. Sometimes it downright sucks. There are the days when you just want to throw…

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April 21 – The Lack of a MacGyver Gene

April 21 – The Lack of a MacGyver Gene

#111of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney #Talent Today’s lesson is about our talents. Let’s face it, some people are naturally gifted at some tasks and others well not so much. I am that way with my hands. I am not mechanically inclined. I can lift. I can hold. I can screw something in. I can help. But I am no engineer, nor am I a handyman. In my family, we called it the MacGyver Gene. My dad had it. One of my brothers…

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April 20 – Excited Anticipation with Positive Skepticism

April 20 – Excited Anticipation with Positive Skepticism

#110of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson is about excited anticipation with positive skepticism. Ok, I know this is probably the longest title of a faithbites yet, but I couldn’t come up with something shorter that still has all the feeling. As many of you know, I’m an excitable kind of guy. I love to see new things. I get wrapped up in excitement and the art of the possibility. Sometimes, I am guilty of looking before I leap. Today, I had…

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April 19 – A House Divided

April 19 – A House Divided

#108of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson is about looking at something as a strength rather than a weakness. As all FaithBites are, this one is inspired by an experience of mine. I was walking to my car after work, and saw a license plate holder. In the middle of the top, it said A House Divided. On the left side was Illinois and on the right was Purdue. I should have taken a picture but didn’t think that far ahead. I…

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April 18 – A Cat Making a Sandwich

April 18 – A Cat Making a Sandwich

#108of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney #MakeMeASandwhich Today’s lesson is about a cat making a sandwich. You might be wondering, why is Sol talking about a cat making a sandwich? Can a cat make a sandwich? Does the cat take requests? How do I train my cat to make a sandwich? Sorry to burst your bubble, but I don’t have a cat who can make a sandwich. I don’t even have a cat. This metaphor came to me from a friend many years…

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April 17 – Theft of Security

April 17 – Theft of Security

#107of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson is on the after effects of theft and how we can deal with it. Theft comes in many forms. Physical as in a stolen item. Security as in someone breaking into your home. Emotion as in someone breaking your heart or your innocence. Spiritual when your belief system is torn down by false profits. All of these hurt the soul as many hurt the pocketbook. Last night, after a long day at work, I came…

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April 16 – Calling Out

April 16 – Calling Out

#106of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney #LavaYou Today’s lesson is about calling out for love, support, and happiness. Today’s lesson is inspired by my oldest daughter and I told her I would give her credit where credit is due. This morning we were watching videos, singing, enjoying each other’s company while waiting for school. During our sing-a-long, one of your favorite videos came on. It’s a Pixar short called “Lava”. It’s about a volcano, who is all alone in the ocean. He sings…

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