Day 365–Celebrate!  Praise the Lord!

Day 365–Celebrate! Praise the Lord!

Soundtrack for this post:   Well, today’s the day…we hit Day 365 in our Year with God.   We’ve gone through a wide variety of spiritual disciplines ending on celebration. What are you celebrating the most from this past year?  Post your thoughts in the…

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A Year with God–Day 346–Celebrate!

A Year with God–Day 346–Celebrate!

OK…everyone needs to click on this link as you read this post: Maybe it’s the Oakland A’s fan in me–or the fact that I played this song in my dorm room as loud as I could at the end of my last final each semester–but…

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A Year with God—Day 113—Up for a challenge?

A Year with God—Day 113—Up for a challenge?

Yesterday in the message I challenged myself and all of you to seek to be last in every situation this week–to pick the longer line at the checkout stand, to put others needs ahead of your own, and to do everything thinking about other people…

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A Year with Jesus—Days 106-115—Serving God in Every Task

A Year with Jesus—Days 106-115—Serving God in Every Task

Our next spiritual discipline is service and I love the spiritual practice for us to do over the next days.  “Do everything you do, especially the lowest and most menial of tasks, with an attitude that you are serving the Lord.  Whenever possible, look for…

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A Year with Jesus—Days 80-85—Confession Time from Pastor Matt

A Year with Jesus—Days 80-85—Confession Time from Pastor Matt

Hey all– Lots of excuses I could make about the lack of blogs posts, but since we’ve been reading about confession these last weeks, I’ll simple apologize.  I know that many are keeping up with the readings, even if I haven’t been digitally encouraging you…

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A Year with Jesus—Day 46-55—Learning from Scripture

A Year with Jesus—Day 46-55—Learning from Scripture

Hey everyone– Thanks for your patience with this blog.  I’m been struggle with some sort of lung issue for over a month–3 different types of antibiotics, a steroid, and even a trip to a Mexican pharmacy (long story for another blog post).   The doctor…

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A Year with Jesus—Day 37–Hands and Feet of Jesus

A Year with Jesus—Day 37–Hands and Feet of Jesus

Soundtrack to today’s post:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qHPWjYfeusc   Today’s reading talks about us being the hands and feet of Jesus.   This song, which we regularly sing at the 11:10 service, gets to the heart of the matter: I wanna be Your hands & feet. I wanna…

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A Year with Jesus—Day 36—Asking God

A Year with Jesus—Day 36—Asking God

Today is another “spiritual practice” day, where the authors encourage us in a specific practice for the next 10 days.   Today we’re invited to ask God for our specific needs that we have, and to consider making a list of them over these next…

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A Year with Jesus—Days 25-33—Prayer Practice #1

A Year with Jesus—Days 25-33—Prayer Practice #1

After 25 days of introductory material, today marks the beginning of our actual engagement with the spiritual disciplines.   We’ve learned in the 25 day overview that God is with us, as we’ve seen each day.   Now we begin to dig a little deeper…

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A Year with Jesus—Day 23—Be Strong in the Lord

A Year with Jesus—Day 23—Be Strong in the Lord

Today we read Paul’s words from Ephesians 6 about putting on the armor of God.  I find it fascinating that out of all the soldier items Paul lists, only one is an offensive weapon–the sword.   In military battles, an important tactic is keeping the…

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