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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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March 29 – Pure Joy

March 29 – Pure Joy

#88of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson in about elation or pure joy. As an adult, we worry. We worry about our friends, family, finances, work, and everything that we have to do. We have fun and enjoy life but that pure elation we have can be fleeting if we realize it at all. Today I dropped my daughter off on a playdate with one of her best friends. The girls were ecstatic to be in each other’s company. Giggling, being loud,…

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March 18 – Servant Leadership

March 18 – Servant Leadership

Today’s lesson is about Servant Leadership or being the best leader begins by being the best servant. This faithbite is inspired both by our sermon this morning at church and all of my years in Alpha Phi Omega. Robert Greenleaf said “The servant-leader is a servant first. Becoming a servant-leader begins with the natural feeling that one wants to serve, to serve first. Then conscious choice brings one to aspire to lead.” As Pastor Wirsing said, who wakes up and says…

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March 1 – Going on a Quest

March 1 – Going on a Quest

Today’s lesson in about Quests or missions. I have always loved adventure, magic, mystery, video games, role-playing, and more. I could never understand why I loved them so much, until today. I was watching an episode of “The Magicians” on SyFy and they were talking about being who you are and who you want to be. The discussion turned to quests, and about who goes on the quest. The person who starts a quest isn’t the person who can finish the…

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February 7 – The Others

February 7 – The Others

Today’s lesson is about how we treat others. Many of you know I love science fiction. I was watching a Phillip K Dick’s Electric Dreams episode entitled (K.A.O) or Kill All Others. It was set in the future where there is only one candidate for public office and the candidate started to say Kill All Others. The question of who “the others” were kept coming up. Of course, if you were an other, you would know. Or would you?  I hear…

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January 30 – Prayer

January 30 – Prayer

Today’s lesson is on Prayer and what it means to me. The first thing that came to mind is James Taylor’s You’ve Got a Friend. “When you’re down and troubled and you need a helping hand. And nothing, whoa, nothing is going right. Close your eyes and think of me and soon I will be there. To brighten up even your darkest nights. You just call out my name, and you know wherever I am, I’ll come running” Prayer is like…

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January 6 – God Hasn’t Left or Foresaken Us

January 6 – God Hasn’t Left or Foresaken Us

Life is hard. When we have trial and tribulation we make think God has forsaken us, it at the very least forgotten us. He hasn’t. Sometimes we need to be lost and in the wilderness. When we are lost and all the distractions are stripped away, we can see his plan. This is a time of training and being prepared for his plan. ———- Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will…

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