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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 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 13 – Through God’s Eyes

April 13 – Through God’s Eyes

#103of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson is about perspective. More than that it is how you can look at one thing and see it from many different points of view. When my youngest was just 28 days old, she needed a lumbar puncture to check for meningitis¬†and sepsis. I wanted to be in the procedure room with her. I took my seat and sat on the side of the doctors, rather than the nurses. I didn’t know that when I took…

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April 8 – To Speak or Not to Speak

April 8 – To Speak or Not to Speak

#98of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson is on speaking and not speaking. Let’s start this off with a statement that anyone who knows me, will agree with: I like to talk. I will talk to anyone, at any time, about anything. I don’t think I talk just to hear my voice, but I feel I have something to give. I want to converse with people. I want to share in their lives, and have them share in mine. Talking is pretty…

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April 1 – Children in Church

April 1 – Children in Church

#91of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney #Parenting #AprilFools #Easter Today’s lesson in about children in church or more specifically children making a ruckus in worship. Today our family gathered together to celebrate the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ.¬† While we weren’t in our home church, we were together as a family. While we were celebrating the resurrection, I think the devil was trying to get into one of my children. Crying, talking, getting up, rocking like a baby, I have to go…

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March 26 – Parenting

March 26 – Parenting

#85of365 #faithbites #faithjourney #parenting Today’s lesson is on parenting. Let’s face it. We all have opinions when it comes to parenting. We have all given or been given advice on how to parent. Some we listen to, some we let go, some we chuckle at, and some it ticks us off. Today as we were walking around the St Louis Children’s Museum, I saw good parenting and bad. (Again, my opinion). I was cut off when walking so many times…

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March 19 – Money, Money, Money

March 19 – Money, Money, Money

Today’s post is about money. We all love money and we all hate money. Having money allows us to do things. No having money prevents us from doing things. I have been on food stamps. I have not known where my next meal is coming from. I’ve had to choose to eat or pay a bill. That is a scary situation. It is even worse when you have a family to provide for. Today we finish our Financial Peace University…

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March 11 – The Circle of Life

March 11 – The Circle of Life

Today’s lesson is on the circle of life. No, I’m not talking about the awesome song from Disney’s “Lion King”, but rather the ages and stages we all go through and the pain and joy associated with them. Today at worship, we experienced so many of these. The beginning of faith in two young children through baptism, the giving of initial scripture and beginning the practice of worship in our preschool milestone, the public statements of faith for two eight…

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March 9 – I think I remember?

March 9 – I think I remember?

Today’s lesson is about memorization. I know you are wondering what memorization has to do with the bible or faith. I can tell you it is very connected. I was asked to be in a play for Lenten Service next week. I thought, sure I love a play, who doesn’t. Then when I got the script it was a three-page monologue. I started to freak out. I was scared. I was anxious. Sure, I can talk for hours on end…

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February 28 – Being Fully Committed and Engaged

February 28 – Being Fully Committed and Engaged

Today’s lesson is on being fully committed or fully engaged. I love people. I love my family. I love helping others. I am also honest about myself knowing that very rarely am I fully engaged. I may share a part of myself with someone, I may half-heartedly listen to someone. I may indirectly engage with people. I at times give people what they need, or what I feel they need, without fully opening up my heart and soul. I had…

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