100 Words

Growth invites The Resistance.

The Resistance calls for perseverance. [click to continue…]

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Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:4)

Because of the resurrection power of Jesus Christ,

Through the glory of the God the Father,

I have been raised from the dead.

Today the trajectory of my life is full of anticipation, discovery, awakening and opportunity.  [click to continue…]

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Archer Aiming

In the world of archery, comfortable bows never launch arrows.

Until the bow is stretched to near-breaking, the arrow never fulfills its purpose or reaches its target.

I fear that our craving for comfort may be slowly killing us all because we’ve redefined the term. [click to continue…]

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Jesus Died for Democrats*

by Andy Wood on April 14, 2017

in 100 Words

Empty Cross Against an Angry SkyJesus died for ambulance chasers.

Aberzombies and bigots, bitches and crib lizards, conservatives and deadbeats.

And Democrats.

Jesus died for ecofreaks.

Eggheads and fags, feminsts and geeks, gospelmongers and hellraisers. [click to continue…]

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Emtpy interior of the train for long and short distance

Everybody leads from the second chair. Everybody.

Kings and queens.

Presidents and popes.

CEOs and C-3POs.

Even Messiahs. [click to continue…]

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river

God often speaks with an inside voice.

In fact, that’s His preferred method of communication.

Quiet.

Still.

Small.

It requires that you listen carefully, and in great faith.

Of course, there are different kinds of inside voices.  [click to continue…]

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2016ASE

This is a 2016 silver dollar.

It’s official, struck by the United States Mint. [click to continue…]

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Leading people is like learning to drive.

Tractor 7 (1)

It’s easy to grab the wheel and start turning here and there.

Tractor 4 (1)

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Standing Out

You lose the right to privacy when you fail to be ordinary.

If you stand out, you’d better be ready to stand up.

Spectacular successes and epic face-plants invite public scrutiny…

Divided opinions…

Loose-lipped speculation…

And endless reminders that people like you…

Or don’t.

The alternative? [click to continue…]

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Teamwork

(In 100 words, every New Testament reference, in order, from John to 1 John, describing God’s vision for how Christ followers act toward each other. Read this slowly. Thoughtfully. Out loud if possible. Learn some things… watch the flow, note the repetitions… and remember, this means both giving and receiving, so go back and re-read it as a potential receiver. Leave a comment and tell me what you find. )

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