Who You Are

Who are you?  No, really, who are you? This is the question we all find ourselves asking at some point in our lives.  Thankfully, Peter is going to do the leg work for us!  By starting with who Jesus is, Peter easily transitions into who we are in Christ.  No matter where you’ve come from […]

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How to Get There

Peter started his letter off making sure we know where we are going if we know Jesus.  Our final destination is set, we are just passing through this life, we just need to get to the end goal.  But with only those thoughts in mind, it opens the door to let us wander through this […]

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Where We’re Going

Every few years growing up, our church would go on a “mystery trip.”  These were some of my favorite and least favorite outings, all at the same time.  There’s something about not knowing where you are going that can be exciting but most of the time it is just frustrating.  When we think in a […]

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Dusting Off The Book

No one likes dusting.  It tends to be a necessary evil when it comes to housekeeping.  Likewise, many of us struggle to dust off our bibles and read them more.  We know it is necessary but many times we just don’t want to do it.  But what if we were actually coming to scripture with […]

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Organizing the Shelves

We’re all busy…and when we’re busy, things get pushed to the back of our shelves.  The things that are most important stay at the front.  The things we use most often are always within reach.  But the things that we use occasionally, the things that we love but don’t have time for, they tend to […]

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“Schlecht” Be Gone

As we start a new year, we’re all thinking about cleaning house.  Whether it’s post-holiday clean up, putting away the new gifts, working on resolutions, or simply tidying up, it seem like we’re all doing some type of housekeeping in January.  And while these things are important, perhaps it’s even more important to take a […]

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Waiting for Advent-ure

Waiting for cookies, waiting on Christmas, waiting in a doctor’s waiting room – it doesn’t matter what you are waiting on, it’s almost never fun.  But what if you took a difference stance to waiting?  Instead of simply staring at the clock, what if you got active in the waiting?  As we look at the […]

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Open to Advent-ure

Are you ready?  Are you willing? These are the questions we have to ask ourselves every morning as we jump out of bed.  It’s a new day…are we open to the adventure God has in store for us?  Mary and Joseph each had to answer these same questions that first Christmas.  Were they open to […]

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Expecting Advent-ure

Advent begins…but do we get excited?  If I say adventure begins today…then most of us would be quite excited!  The truth is everyday should be an adventure as we live out our lives for Jesus but the reality is most of us don’t experience that.  As we travel through this Christmas season, let’s explore the […]

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Pray

It’s here!  The meal has finally arrived.  But before you can dig in, you have to pause and pray.  The prayer can often feel like the last hindrance to eating but, in truth, it’s a central part to the meal.  Likewise, prayer is a key component in stepping into our calling to reach the world […]

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