Fresh Wind of Faith


Faith - when you’re “hope so” becomes a “be so.” - Andy Stanley

We are in a new series at church called Fresh Faith.  Our pastor shared a scripture I’ve never heard before and it hit me like a ton of bricks.  Before I share what that scripture is, let me give you a quick, little backstory:

Abraham is called the Father of many nations and the Father of Faith because when God instructed him to “leave your household, your country and your father’s house to the land I will show you…”, (Gen 12:1) he did.  He obeyed and by faith took his family to Canaan, the Promised Land and received all the benefits and promises God had for him.

So here’s the scripture that was shared with us on Sunday:

“Terah took his son Abram (later named Abraham), his grandson Lot, son of Haran, and his daughter-in-law Sarai, the wife of his son Abram, and together they set out from Ur of the Chaldeans to go to Canaan. ...

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5 Things to START & STOP doing in the New Year

Your entire day is made up of seemingly insignificant decisions and habits.  And those seemingly insignificant decisions make up your entire life.  So if you want to change your life, change your days.

Here are 5 things to START doing:

1.  Get moving - Move your body 10-20 minutes a day.  That's not a long time.  Some of you may do more than that, but wherever you are on the "fitness" spectrum, set a realistic goal.  Go for a walk, practice yoga with me or anybody for that matter.  Just move yo body!  You only have this one!  Make sure you take care of it.

2.  Quiet Time - Set aside some time every day to spend with God, meditate, read or journal.  I've been getting up 25 minutes earlier than what I normally do...which is now my new normal.  I read my devotional, my Bible, pray and sit quietly.  I do all of that in 25-30 minutes and it has made the biggest difference in my days.

It's so important to get...

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New Year, More Refined You

Hey guys!  And HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

I’ve never been a fan of the saying “New Year, New You.”  Even if you don’t like you very much right now, there doesn’t need to be a “new” you.  There might be some bad habits that you need to get rid of or good habits to pick up.  There might be some minor adjustments you need to make to your daily schedule or resolve some issues but a whole “new” you seems a little dramatic and like something only Jesus can do anyway so let’s leave that to him while we work within the personality, gifts and traits, He’s given us.

It reminds me of a story of a guy who could only concentrate for a few minutes at a time.  After years of being a solid C student, he finally decided to stop thinking he could change and work around it.  He would study for 5-10 minutes at a time and then for 5-10 minutes go shoot hoops or play a video game.  He would return to his studies...

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