Two Competing Paths of Happiness

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In Psalm 17 David prays for God to deliver him from his enemies, “those men of the world whose portion is in this life.” These “men” have treasure filled wombs, are satisfied with children, and leave their abundance to their kids. They are satisfied with the here and now, and build their hopes and dreams […]

Faking it is Easy

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‬Faking it is pretty easy, at least for a while. You can smile at church and tell your small group how great your time in the word has been. You can look your spouse in the eyes and promise fidelity. And you can assure your boss that you are giving 110% to your latest project. […]

How to get through a REALLY Bad Day.

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We all have bad days, but Jeremiah was having a really, really bad day (or days). Babylon had destroyed Jerusalem, and Jeremiah was among those Israelite’s carried off by Nebuchadnezzar into exile. It was a bad day.  Jeremiah’s hopelessness.  My soul is bereft of peace;     I have forgotten what happiness is; so I say, “My endurance […]