The thing about corn

I grew up in Shenandoah, a small farming town in Southwest Iowa,

35 miles from Nebraska and 13 miles from Missouri. Corn is the primary agricultural crop in the state.

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Self is a four-letter word

When we use, or you hear someone use the word “try” that means “self” is vying for control. Self is

assuming responsibility. Super responsibility. That’s not a good thing.

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When God said “No”.

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3 steps to end hatred

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Can we be in two places at once?

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I couldn’t survive without my G.P.S.

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5 + 2

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Must we confess our sins to be forgiven?

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The majestic, simple Gospel

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Where will you go when you die?

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Why forgive?

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Why do you read your Bible?

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Are you doing enough for God?

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Why can’t we understand “free”?

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The other cheek

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Living under the other shoe

shoe dropFor years I toiled under the weight of a “works” oriented salvation. I believed that to please God I had to work to earn His favor and His grace. When  I did good things I believed my deeds were pleasing to God and, for the moment, I had gained His favor. But, when I sinned (and I did.  A lot) I believed, even when I repented, God would make me pay with some consequence or retribution.  I considered it, “Waiting for the other shoe to drop.”

It was a miserable way to live. I went about my day trying to figure out what the
shoe would be. Would it hurt? Would it drop when I least expected it? Would it drop when I was enjoying pleasant times? Would it drop on my friends? When it dropped would my friends abandon me? Would it grieve me or cause me emotional pain? Would I suffer?

Then in August, 2000, I learned my true identity in Christ. God showed me His grace and taught me I didn’t have to pay for any or all the sins I committed. He told me, “They’re all already paid for. Stop waiting for that shoe and let me show you how much I love you.”

I’ve never worried about that shoe again.

 

. . .and on the 8th day . . .

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What’s your FQ? your faith quotient?

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The Church can not be separated from the State

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2-decades-old prayer still strikes a nerve

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My remote connection to Dr. Martin Luther King

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Do you ever use the “J” word in public?

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God Bless Atheists This Christmas

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Go ahead! Take God for granted

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Do you know another word for “never-ending supply”?

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