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Stoplights and Soba

Have you ever felt like God is specially guiding you one day, to the point where even the mishaps you experience are part of His plans?

I had one of those moments on Friday.

Our Friday evenings look a little different now than they did a month ago. Peter has started going to rehearsals for a Christmas Messiah concert which will be held in December at another church in our area. I teach computer classes at our own church twice a month.

Last Friday was my week for computer class. I was feeling…

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Anxiety Antidote

Every month, I disciple a friend who’s a new Christian. Last month, she had some questions about how she should handle anxiety in the context of her new faith.

I shared two methods that I found most useful when going through an extremely stressful time in my own life. Of course, everyone experiences anxiety differently, and the most successful methods will vary depending on personality type, but I thought I would share a summary of our session here in case it would be helpful to someone else. 

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Servant or Employee?

“Suppose one of you has a servant plowing or looking after the sheep. Will he say to the servant when he comes in from the field, ‘Come along now and sit down to eat’? Won’t he rather say, ‘Prepare my supper, get yourself ready and wait on me while I eat and drink; after that you may eat and drink’? Will he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do? So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, ‘We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.’”

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Walking Humbly With Our God, part IV

Those of us who are conservative Christians sometimes get it into our heads that the hard way is also the most godly one. We know that following God and leading a God-honouring life is difficult, so whenever we are faced with two decisions, the hard path is clearly the one we should pick. Right? 

Wrong.

Just ask the Pharisees.

They made life very difficult for themselves. They always chose the most onerous path. If there was any doubt about something, they always chose the most cautious…

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