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Writing a Better Story

One of my favorite authors is Donald Miller. I recently re-read one of his books called A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I learned while editing my life. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years is the story of when Don and 2 other guys turned Blue Like Jazz (an earlier book he wrote and a memoir of sorts) into a screenplay for a movie. What they discovered, however, is that they had to “edit” Don’s life in Blue Like Jazz because it wasn’t interesting enough for a movie as is. Ouch.

Friday Devotional - A Prayer

What a blessing it is to find out people have been praying for us. Right? To know that others have taken time to lift us up to the Lord in prayer. It’s special. It’s just one of the blessings of being a believer.

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Friday Devotional - God's Rest

In Hebrews 4:1-7 God reminds us of the place of rest he has created for those who put their faith in Jesus. He also tells us that those who don’t believe will not be permitted to enter into his rest.

Flat surface with a world map laid out and upside down scrabble tiles spread across the area. in the middle of the tiles is a hand overturning tiles to spell the word hope.

Friday Devotional - Don't Give Up!

In my devotions yesterday I was reading out of Psalm 2. It talks about the coming Messiah and what God sees. It was written over 2000 years ago and seems even more relevant today than in Bible times.

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Friday Devotional - Stop & Pause

In the last month, my family and I have had the opportunity to see so much beauty in this country. We’ve seen fields, hills, valleys, trees, rivers, lakes, mountains, sunsets, and sunrises. I’m thankful to be someone who sees God in all of it. The mornings seem to be my favorite because it’s more of the quiet part of the day for me. The older I get, the earlier I get up simply to enjoy my time alone with God and my cup of coffee.

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Friday Devotional - When the Waves Toss You

Growing up in California, the sand, water, and sky of the beach were commonplace for me. I even met my bride at the beach. If you have any experience with being in the ocean, you know it can be so nice. You also know that the waves can be unpredictable. The forces of wind, gravity and tide can make things treacherous. I’ve had it before where I was lifted up in about 10 feet of water, and dumped onto the seemingly dry sand. It can be like being stuck in a washing machine if the waves are big. Other times however, it can be more soothing. One of my favorite things to do is to go out just past the breaking waves, and jump off the bottom as the waves come in, letting the waves take me up and then slowly let me back down again. But even standing in the ocean pushes folks around.