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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 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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March 31 – Chosen Family

March 31 – Chosen Family

#90of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson is about chosen family or our friends. They say you can’t pick your family but you can pick you friends. In English, we only have one word for friend, in German there are many different words that mean friend and different levels of friendship. In short, we have friends and aquaintences. While I have many people that I love and am close to, there are very few that are my family. I got to see…

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March 30 – What would you give up?

March 30 – What would you give up?

#89of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson is about parenthood and sacrifice. I love my daughters. I would do anything for them. I have been cut, burned, injured preventing my children from getting hurt. I have given up things, not done things, not taken advantage of opportunities for my children to have what they need and want. I would do anything to protect them. I know I am not alone in this. Any of us parents would do anything for our children. Today…

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March 25 – What was it?

March 25 – What was it?

#84of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson is about change, or rather how we change through life and through our faith journey’s. My family spent the day at the City Musuem in St Louis. If you have never gone, it’s an awesome fun day. Climbing on things, touching everything, exploration and more. So inspiring. The City Musuem is built into an old shoe factory. What’s unique about it is almost everything is upcycled. So instead of asking “What is it”?, You are…

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March 22 – Being Sick

March 22 – Being Sick

#80of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson is about being sick. We have all been sick. The sneezing, watery eyes, coughing, can’t breathe, headache. body ache, fever, etc etc. That is how I’m feeling today. Keeping my eyes open and doing anything hurts. Breathing hurts. When I think about being sick, I also think, I am not alone. There are many in the world who are much sicker than I. I have it easy compared to them. I can take some medication,…

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March 21 – The Power of One

March 21 – The Power of One

#79of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson is on the power of one. That one person can really make a difference. Yesterday was the primary election in Illinois. For the first time in McLean County, the Libertarian Party had ballot access and a primary contest. I ran for precinct committeeman to help the party out. I went to my polling place with my daughter first thing in the morning, pulled a Libertarian Party ballot, and voted. One of the people I voted…

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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 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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March 5 – Wiggle Your Big Toe

March 5 – Wiggle Your Big Toe

Today’s lesson is about finding that motivation to do anything and to serve. Today, I woke up in a funk. Not enough sleep. Cranky kids, Gloomy day. A bit depressed. No motivation to do anything. I really felt like going to bed. They won’t miss me at work. They won’t miss me if I don’t do this or don’t send that. I’m not whatever enough for the day. Whenever I get to feeling like this, I first remember a scene…

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