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God, Money, and Gebedo!

I think I may change the theme of this blog from “Dying Empty” to “God and Money”. In trying to be authentic with what I write, I’m finding the central issues that affect my daily life most often revolve around God and money. Dying empty is more of a cool phrase, a cliche` even of […]

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What IF…

I use to always ask myself, what IF I were rich, how would I live differently? (Of course I got that from some self-help guru or book). But now, I’m starting to see flaws in that type of thinking. It assumes that money is the largest obstacle in our lives and with it removed, we […]

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We Need Not Seek Significance

A chasing after the wind… When we seek to be fulfilled by what we do and not by who we are. As a friend of mine said, as long as we are seeking for joy and happiness we will have nothing to offer anyone. If we have trusted our souls to the works of Christ, […]

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Find Your Unique Godly Balance

Unless you find your unique & divine balance, you’re going to compare yourself to others, live your life like others, or feel inappropriately special or condemned. Finding your unique place will not affect your today and probably not your next year. But try 10 years. You could become YOUR ideal self, but not the person […]

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Reversing My Nature

Today this just hit me. I can use my weaknesses as a trigger to engage my goals. Thus reversing my nature. For example, one of my goals for the year is to write 150 personal/motivational/scriptural posts to this blog. The problem is, I have the habit of always reading and consuming content instead of producing […]

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Hustlin’ Jesus

Most people that I know who “hustle” or even use the word in their vernacular do it for one of two reasons: 1) Their day job doesn’t pay as much as they’d like so they need to hustle/gig/freelance every chance they get for more money. Or 2) Their day job/life isn’t satisfying so they hustle […]

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Spiritual Health Parallels

Regular reading and study of the Bible is like a balanced diet. Both are essential to life. Praying in the spirit is like weight training. Both build strength and stamina. You can’t live without eating. But you can live well if you don’t workout. And because of that, many people only focus on diet and […]

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Habits and Structures Govern Earth while Sensitivity and Spontenaety Reflect Heaven

I’ve tried but I can’t seem to do it. That is, manage God. And when I think I’ve got him all figured out he breaks free from what I thought I knew. But myself? I work better when I have healthy and holy habits. Most people do. Even when our structure is chaos to others […]

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Humps and Buckles

“Its Time To Get Over The Hump” This is my word to you for 2010. (Perhaps I’m just projecting on you what I believe the year is for me… Well so be it! If the shoe fits, then don’t trip!) I can’t say I’ve had many humps in my past or mountains that I’ve become […]

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Life Lessons From Old Folk

I have a grandfather. Like most grandparents there is a trait that most stands out similar to others in their old age. He speaks his mind! Completely, unemotionally and without bias. He will tell you about yourself; at least according to his not-so-humble opinion. But there is a second trait that the elderly have which […]