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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 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 11 – The Lies We Tell Ourselves

April 11 – The Lies We Tell Ourselves

#101of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson is about the little white lies we tell ourselves. I don’t like people who lie. I want the truth no matter how painful it is. If I don’t know the truth, I can’t fix any problems that may be there. I have been gaining weight. I hate it. I had lost nearly 115 pounds and was doing great. Slowly over time, due to surgery and falling out of routine, I’ve gained most of it back….

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April 7 – Doorways to Faith

April 7 – Doorways to Faith

#97of365 #FaithJourney #Faithbites Today’s lesson is about coming to faith. As we’ve talked before, I believe that God, Faith, Religion, and Church are four different but connected things. We all have our #faithjourneys. How we found or lost faith, what trials and tribulations we have been through,  and where we are at today. Mine is no different. Last night, as a family, we watched the live version of Jesus Christ Superstar. I really enjoyed it. Very powerful. I had to…

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April 2 – The Little Green Monster

April 2 – The Little Green Monster

#92of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney #Envy Today’s lesson is about the little green monster. No not Mike from Monsters, Inc but jealousy and envy. I was at home thinking of the good deeds someone did for a family member and as was jealous. I thought they are only doing it look better. They only want the recognition from that person. They are sucking up. Then I saw the same thing at work. I was looking at how people were interacting with each…

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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 28 – Dad

March 28 – Dad

#87of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson is one the father and remembrance. My dad passed nine years go today. It was snowy and cold.i remember that clearly as I told the hospice nurse we had to put him in a sweater to stay warm. (And yes, I realize the silliness of that now and it wasn’t lost on my siblings). I remember the look in his eyes when he came to after being unresponsive for nearly a day. He looked at…

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February 19 – Breathe

February 19 – Breathe

Today’s lesson is on breathing. Not just breathing but BREATHING. Take a second to close your eyes. I mean actually do it. Then take a deep breath. In through your nose, out through your mouth. (Yes, I know you couldn’t have read that if you closed your eyes when I asked you too.) How do you feel? I am learning that the single act of deep breaths can be hard. It allows us to focus, take a minute, and realize…

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February 15 – The Lost Ones

February 15 – The Lost Ones

Today’s lesson is on the “Lost Ones”. Yesterday, like many of you, I was horrified to learn of yet another mass school shooting in the United States. 17 dead. 12 injured. Countless lives impacted. I have been praying for those lives lost and impacted. During our Ash Wednesday Service, we prayed for them. I knew today I wanted to write about it. Then it hit me. Talking about gun control doesn’t work. Talking about mental health doesn’t work. Talking about…

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February 10 – Is Jesus Real?

February 10 – Is Jesus Real?

Today’s lesson: Is Jesus Real? I know this is a provocative question. Some say “Yes”, without a second thought. Others say “no”, without a second thought. Still, others are confused. Even some say, “I just don’t know”. During the Super Bowl, I had a conversation about faith and Jesus. The person I was talking to sounded like they wanted to believe but their brain was getting in the way of their heart and faith. They said, “What is Jesus was…

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