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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 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 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 16 – Calling Out

April 16 – Calling Out

#106of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney #LavaYou Today’s lesson is about calling out for love, support, and happiness. Today’s lesson is inspired by my oldest daughter and I told her I would give her credit where credit is due. This morning we were watching videos, singing, enjoying each other’s company while waiting for school. During our sing-a-long, one of your favorite videos came on. It’s a Pixar short called “Lava”. It’s about a volcano, who is all alone in the ocean. He sings…

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April 15 – I am??

April 15 – I am??

#105of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson is about who we are. When someone asks you who are you, how do you reply? What’s the first thing that comes to mind? First I say, “Hi I’m Sol”. Then if they ask more questions, I may say where I am from, where I went to school, my religion, my nationality, maybe my height and weight, maybe my race. Sometimes I joke that I’m a big fat white guy with a big heart. That…

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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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April 10 – Forgiven AND Forgotten

April 10 – Forgiven AND Forgotten

#100of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney Today is the 100th day of the year and the 100th scripture / faithbites posting. Thanks to all of you for your support, your comments, and following along. This has been a fun journey so far. 100 down, 265 to go. Now, onto today’s lesson. Forgiveness. This is a word near and dear to many of us. It is at the core of our relationship with God. We sin, he forgives. It is in the Lord’s Prayer (Matthew…

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April 9 – Infatuation

April 9 – Infatuation

#99of365 #Faithbites #FaithJourney Today’s lesson is about infatuation. We have all been infatuated with something or someone. We want to be with them. We want to learn from them. We want to be them. We want to be apart of them. I’m not talking about lust, rather infatuation. Let’s define these to get started. Infatuation – an intense but short-lived passion or admiration for someone or something. Lust – a very strong sexual desire. Of course, you could be infatuated…

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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 6 – Call The Fashion Police

April 6 – Call The Fashion Police

#96of365 #FaithBites #FaithJourney #Fashion Today’s lesson is about fashion. I know, who am I to talk about Fashion. I’m no Tim Gunn and I’m actually wearing a black belt with khaki pants. (I am normally better than that. Ha). You are probably wondering how in the world does fashion (or lack of fashion sense in my case) relate to faith and God? Surprisingly enough, in two ways: Pride (not hubris) and how we adorn ourselves. This morning started out like any morning….

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