Today's Devotions

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Showcase: Robbie Seay Band

  • Song of Hope by Robbie Seay Band +

    All things bright and beautiful You areAll things wise and wonderful You areIn my darkest night, You brighten up the Read More
  • Beautiful Scandalous Night -Robbie Seay +

    Go on up to the mountain of mercyTo the crimson perpetual tideKneel down on the shore Read More
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Reflection

Things That Are Cool-Go! by Julie Moore

My friend Todd. So cool.
Things that are cool - GO! Jazz. Fonzie. Ranch Doritos. Beatniks. Ray Bans. Cucumbers. Film Noir and Quentin Tarantino. My friend Todd. Chuck Taylors and Cuban-heeled boots... I'm not sure what makes certain things/people cool - or why we value it so highly. Is cool an attitude? An aesthetic? An empty descriptive? Subjective? All of these? None of these?
Keith Richards, also cool.

According to the super cool Keith Richards, "If you've gotta think about being cool, you ain't cool." In my case, I guess this statement is true. I mean, I'm a huge nerd, and here I am talking about cool, right?  And not for the first time! (But by the way, when Keith makes this statement, isn't he thinking about being cool?)

Read more: Things That Are Cool-Go! by Julie Moore

Picking up the Pieces

I want to continue the conversation of Saturday's post.

The analogy I used for finally accepting my place in this journey was to "burn it down". A better one would have been to "let it collapse". I mean this to say, I had to separate the mess I had made of myself, and collect what was left of who I really was. I had to pick up those pieces.

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The Power of Overlooking an Offense by Trevin Wax

A person's insight gives him patience, and his virtue is to overlook an offense. (Proverbs 19:11)

In her masterful biography of Abraham Lincoln and his cabinet,Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln,Doris Kearns Goodwin records an interesting story in the mid-185o's, when Lincoln was in the middle of his career in law. The story shines light on Lincoln's ability to overlook major personal offenses.

Snubbing the Future President

Read more: The Power of Overlooking an Offense by Trevin Wax

11 Reasons Why Working with Kids is not Second Rate Ministry by Brent Osterberg, guest for Trevin Wax

Brent Osterberg is associate pastor at Calvary Bible Church in Fort Worth, TX. He's married to Keri and has three delightfully crazy children. He blogs at From Pew to Practice-pewtopractice.wordpress.com.

Children's Ministry Volunteer-Description of Responsibilities:

Read more: 11 Reasons Why Working with Kids is not Second Rate Ministry by Brent Osterberg, guest for Trevin...

Reflections to Consider

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Publications

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Music

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Audio & Video

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Favorites

  • The Cleansing of the Temple by RC Sproul +

    http://www.ligonier.org/account/dashboard/sermon/151/download/ In this incident of Jesus cleansing the temple, Dr. Sproul points out that the activities being performed were legitimate, Read More
  • The Prodigals by Kevin DeYoung +

    During the Gospel Coalition conference in 2013, Kevin DeYoung gave a thoughtful, spirit-led sermon on Luke 15. He was able Read More
  • Centered on one or the other by Ray Ortlund +

    ". . . a friend of tax collectors and sinners!" Luke 7:34 What does it mean for a church to be gospel-centered? That's Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Book of God, Walter Wangerin +

    I was in a leadership turbogroup during the spring of 2007. At Randy's suggestion, I listened to Walter Wangerin's audio Read More
  • Martin Luther’s Quiet Time, Walter Trobisch +

    Martin Luther had a barber named Peter Beskendorf who asked his world-famous customer and doctor of theology, "Dr. Luther, how Read More
  • Clay Enoch Devotional Sculpture +

    Clay Enoch, a sculptor in Colorado Springs, Colorado, creates powerful bronze sculptures with Biblical themes: Creation, Praise, Contrition, Still Water, Read More
  • Without Faith...Can I Survive? +

    Examine yourselves to see whether you are living in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not realize that Jesus Christ Read More
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