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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 battling 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 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 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 14 – Accepting Help

April 14 – Accepting Help

#104of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson is about accepting help. Offering help is easy. I offer help to everyone and love when they take me up on it. Accepting help is much more difficult.  Here are two examples of my stubbornness or hubris or fear the prevented me from accepting help, and interestingly enough, both relate to money. Last year, our house appraised for less than we thought during a refinance. We wanted to refinance to greatly change our mortgage and really…

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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 12 – Let your Soul Shine

April 12 – Let your Soul Shine

#102of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson is about your soul and letting it shine. Spring may have finally sprung here in Central Illinois. I have my windows open, a short sleeved shirt on, had a potluck at work, and life is great. I know it’s not great for everyone. I had a really rough night with a screaming child in pain and nightmares. It was rough. I could focus on my lack of sleep, my lack of being prepared, but instead, I…

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