Year: 2018

Masterpiece: A New Humanity by Erwin McManus

Masterpiece: A New Humanity The hard work of a life well lived           May the world I touch be more beautiful and better off for my being here.  May my life be a work of art, and may I always live as an artist at work.           May my life be a mosaic: a work of art […]

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He Lives

Episode 024 – Passover and Easter

Passover and Easter are two of the most significant memorials in two of the largest mono-theistic religions of all time.  Passover for the people of Judaism and Easter honors the resurrection for the Christian. Both carry significance for two very different religions yet both symbolism redemption and freedom. Subscribe for more “I was Just Thinking” […]

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Episode 023 – Lies We Hear and Speak

What are the voices in your head saying about You?  What is the recurring image, picture, or perception which plays like a broken record?  No, you are not crazy.  These are LIES! What you are experiencing is the work of the evil one seeking to disrupt, distort, and destroy God’s creation life. The Apostle John […]

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Interpretation: Translation of Life by Erwin McManus

The hard work of changing our perspective          Begin a process to investigate how you see the world. Make two lists: everything good in your life; everything bad in your life. Now examine your lists. Which list is longer? Which list came more naturally? Is it easier for you to be pessimistic or to be optimistic? […]

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Episode 022 – Who are You?

How do you respond when someone asks “what do you do?” A simple, and cultural normal greeting, but isn’t the question somewhat limiting.  Are you only identifiable as your vocation? Is your identity limited to your career? True, your vocations may tell me quite about about you but it will never reveal who you truly […]

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Episode 021 – The Cross is the Ultimate CounterPoint

What are you building your life on?  Do you have a sufficient foundation from which to stand? The work of the Cross serves as the ultimate CounterPoint and Scripture stands to be a firm foundation in the face of the relativistic fancies of this modern era.       I was Just Thinking with Stephen […]

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He is easy. Life is not.

What is the Bible? by Mark Driscoll

Why are there so many Bible translations, and how do we choose between them? Can the Bible be trusted as accurate? In this new blog series, Pastor Mark Driscoll offers a guided tour of how the Bible has been transmitted, translated, and trusted by Chr…

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Episode 020 – Expectancy or Expectation

Do you live with Expectancy or with Expectations?  Is there even a difference in these two words? is your future one of expectant hope or littered with rigid expectations.  Are you surrendered to the journey of faith or trying to control the outcomes?  Tune in this week for a discussion about how living with Expectancy […]

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inescpable

Inescapable

Life Inescapable
Infirmity harshly appears
Carrying heaviness
Control is lost
Strides instinctive
Words found fleeting
Apprehension abounds
Stepping bravely onward
Darkness surrounding
Course bent forward
Ground solid
Life inescapable

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Beautifully Imperfect

Episode 019 – Imperfectly Gifted

Do you struggle with perfectionism? No? Not you? Ask someone close to you, like a spouse, if you are unsure. Then be willing, very willing and brave, to hear the truth. Perfectionism is the death to our soul and poisons everyone around us; such as family and even in the workplace. Have you ever worked […]

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You can’t Lead Where you Haven’t been by Nick Lathe

Nick Lathe is the worship director for Mars Hill Sammamish. He and his band, The Dispatch, are releasing a new EP on Tuesday, August 20. (You can listen to the single here). We recently asked Nick what he wish he had known about leading wor…

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Live the Life

Episode 018 – Why Not Me?

Dreaming? Turn your “Why Me?” into “Why Not Me?” Have you ever asked yourself “why me?”  We all have. Usually when faced with seemingly impossible situations or confronts with the unfulfilled dreams. The challenge to following our dreams is to ask ourselves, “Why Not me?” and then take the next logical step.  A few good […]

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Winter's cross

8 misconceptions about the Bible by Mark Driscoll

“How can you trust the Bible when it’s been translated so many times?” “Isn’t the Bible full of mistakes and contradictions?” Pastor Mark Driscoll debunks 8 common misconceptions about the Bible in this fourth…

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CounterPoint

Episode 017 – Living as a CounterPoint

What is a CounterPoint? What is this podcast about? Why is this word important to Stephen…and does it have any importance to me.  Join Stephen as he discusses the origins of the podcast and why Living as, and within, a CounterPoint is crucial to the Journey of Faith   Don’t forget to rate the podcast in […]

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