Eating and Drinking

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The Son of Man came eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Here is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ Luke 7:34 In the eyes of religious people, Jesus partied too much and was too good of friends with questionable people. Yet, most people I know who consider themselves Jesus-followers are much more sanitary, conservative… …

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Work Work Work Work Work

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Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters… Colossians 3:23 Whatever you do! As in, it might not be your dream job… It may be temporary… It may seem beneath you… You might not be appropriately appreciated for your work.  Nevertheless, do your best… Work hard… Remember you are serving …

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Come and see

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A disciple of Jesus, Philip, once told a friend, Nathaniel, about Jesus. Nate wasn’t into it.  “Just come and see,” Phil told Nate.  I’ve never argued with someone and convinced them that God loves them. Arguments are generally reserved for conversations you’re trying to win or instances you need to be right. But when you just love someone, you don’t …

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The Diminishing Return of Passion

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I have a friend that can become very passionate about things he believes in. This is a strength, but it brings with it a corresponding weakness.  The strength is obvious: Passion inspires progress and attracts others to the cause.  The weakness comes later: When you take the passion too far and burn bridges.  Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, …

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Fulfilled by Serving

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Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. Colossians 3:23-24 Some people talk about “rewards” from God being these mysterious heavenly blessings—ie: mansions, jewels, authority, etc—and there’s probably …

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The Familiar Scent

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Recently, a mentor of mine said something on his podcast that resonated with me. He said that he doesn’t like to hang out with people who are still overly amped-up and over-eager to be “successful” and impressive. He explained that because this used to be him, he can smell the familiar scent in someone else a mile away and he …

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Commitment Device

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“And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away.” -Jesus (Matthew 5:30) I’d suggest to you that Jesus is NOT a proponent of self-mutilation. But he’s making an emphatic point. In essence, “Reduce the likelihood of future poor choices by taking extreme measures now.”  Psychologists call this a “commitment device” because it a mechanism …

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Memorial Day

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We are those who “rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn” (Romans 12:15), and especially on this day, we honor those who lost their lives in the service of others.  Please take a moment and be grateful. Grateful for, the freedom we enjoy  the comforts of our freedoms the relative peace and progress of society  the sacrifice of so …

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Weird Guy at the Bar

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Once in awhile I’ll sit and work at the bar of a restaurant during lunch or happy hour. Today was one of those todays, and I was sitting in the outside patio-bar of a large restaurant on the beach.  There was a strange man sitting near me, nursing a margarita and chatting up the bartender on both sides of the …

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Buy The Coffee Shop

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The wise store up choice food and olive oil, but fools gulp theirs down. Proverbs 21:20 What if instead of just paying $5 for coffee everyday you set aside $5 per day and invested it in the coffee company? You instantly go from passive consumer to active investor. Now, your caffeine habit is also adding value to your financial future! My …

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