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Lessons from the gym

I love a good word picture. Here is one I will call “Lessons from the Gym.” Every personal trainer will tell their clients of the importance of fluids, preferably water. Trainers can tell during a workout when a person has not consumed enough water – the individual...

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Unity + Love + Prayer = Thinking Like Jesus

Good morning Avalon Church family, Please know that I pray for you every morning. Some by name and specific need, as I am aware, but also for all the wonderful people who make up this local church called Avalon. I am so thankful that the Holy Spirit is able to take my...

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Hindsight is the mountain of perspective

It was 1978 and I was in the Navy, getting ready to transfer off my first submarine to “shore duty.” The man in charge of assigning me to a duty station told me repeatedly that there was no place else for me to go other than where we already were, in San Diego. We had...

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“If nothing changes, nothing changes.”

An insight from the world of bumper-sticker wisdom: “If nothing changes, nothing changes.” I spoke with a few people this week who were experiencing significant distress. Although each had had meaningful personal interactions with the Lord during previous ministry...

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The three “T’s” of the spiritual journey

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.”  (Proverbs 3:5-6) I have observed over the years that folks who come for ministry (or sit in a church on Sunday...

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