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January 22, 2019

Invitation to a New Thing

Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. Is. 43:19 (KJV) Do you need inspiration and purpose for your life?  You’ve finished 2018 and here’s another year—like the other “new year” and […]

October 30, 2018

In the Presence of God

“Where can I go from your spirit? Or where can I flee from your presence? If I ascend to heaven, you are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, you are there.” Psalm 139:7-8 (NRS) Our life consists of more than “flesh and blood”.  It includes our assumptions, beliefs and behaviors that regulate our […]

October 23, 2018

Abundant Living

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.   John 10:10 (RSV) In her book, The Wired Soul, Tricia McCary Rhodes describes what it feels like living in the hyperconnected age of the 21st century: While I am not personally prone to panic […]

August 15, 2018

Discovery While Desperately Seeking

My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness, And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips. Psalm 63:5  (NKJ) Our series, Desperately Seeking, has focused on what people frantically pursue yet never seem to acquire.  It is in pursuing worldly counterfeits that a vicious circle of dissatisfaction and discontentment is created.  While […]

August 6, 2018

Desperately Seeking Happiness

“Then He (Jesus) began to speak, and taught them.” Matthew 5:2 (NRS) At the top of the list of things people desperately seek is happiness.  Kirk Franklin, gospel extraordinaire, several years ago shared this need in a song that expresses the frustration people feel in their attempt to find happiness.  Exasperated with their situation, they […]

July 31, 2018

Desperately Seeking the Will of God

If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God.  Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth. Colossians 3:1-2 (RSV) In our initial teaching, Life Lived Desperately Seeking, we identified those things that […]

July 24, 2018

Desperately Seeking Righteousness

But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things shall be yours as well. Matt. 6:33 (NRS) Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness for they shall be filled. Matt. 5:6   (NRS) In the movie the Pursuit of Happyness, Will Smith plays Chris Gardner, a desperate individual endeavoring to save […]

July 17, 2018

Desperately Seeking God

O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land where no water is. Psalm 63:1 (KJV) Recent news featured individuals who were lost in the wilderness. One story told of a young boy who became separated from […]

July 10, 2018

Satisfying Restless Hearts

God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end. Ecclesiastes 3:11 (NIV) In what is now becoming an endangered means of communications, the newspaper offers a service known as classified ads.  […]

July 3, 2018

Life Lived Desperately Seeking

What’s there to show for a lifetime of work, a lifetime of working your fingers to the bone? Ecclesiastes 1:3 (The Message) I recently read an article entitled The Top 10 Things People Want in Life but Can’t Seem to Get.  I was amazed in reading the responses to this informal survey that probed a […]

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