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Thank You

American Flag

On this Memorial Day, a sincere note of thanks.

To every member of the military who chose to make the ultimate sacrifice for our country and for the freedoms we enjoy as a result, thank you.

Thank you for giving your lives so we can enjoy ours.

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Chain Breaker

We’ve all searched for the light of day in the dead of night We’ve all found ourselves worn out from the same old fight. We’ve all run to things we know just ain’t right. There’s a better life.

If you’ve got pain, He’s a pain taker. If you feel lost, He’s a way maker If you need freedom or saving, He’s a prison-shaking Savior. If you’ve got chains, He’s a chain breaker!

I love this song, and the message in it.

Don’t let your chains hold you back anymore!

Believe that God will set you free. He’s waiting to do it…just reach out to Him and ask.

Have a great day.

Choices: Blessings with Consequences

“We’ve been blessed with the freedom to choose. But, your choices have consequences – for you and also for others. Choices can affect you for a lifetime. A lot of times we don’t realize just how widespread the impact our choices can (and do) have. Put God first when you make your choices!”
-Brandon Dudley

From the beginning of time, this has been true. God has blessed us with the ability and freedom to make choices (Genesis 2:16-17) but those choices have resulted in some very significant consequences (Genesis 3) as well.

Choices

So, just as Mr. Dudley said…put God first when you make your choices. The results will be much better for you when you do. 🙂

Have a great day.

Canoe

As one of our wedding presents, my wife and I recently acquired a beautiful new canoe that looks exactly like the one in the picture, below. I could not be happier about this.

Canoe

I mean, just look at it. Ah.

Water has always fascinated me, and boats of course being the transportation mode of choice for getting around on water, have also caught my interest. “Vessels of freedom” as Kenny Chesney describes in one of his songs.

Built to get you out on the water and get away from the daily grind…and hey, engines are optional. A few paddles are all I need to get around. 🙂

We’ve taken ours out one time so far. Other than struggling to get it properly tied onto the vehicle (oops) it was a perfect ending to a long, busy week. So peaceful. Can’t wait to get it back in the water this summer and unwind out on the water.

I’m thankful for this blessing. Sure, it’s just a 15 foot long piece of fiberglass – but it’s a way to enjoy life and spend time with the people I love. I feel fortunate to have it.

Have a great day.

The Way

All my days are secure in Your promise, never standing alone. You’re the truth, You’re the life, You’re my future. Jesus, You made a way. I’m alive in the love that You give me, free to dance once again. You will lead me from glory to glory. Jesus, You made a way.

You are the way. Lost and dead but Your love came to find me. Jesus, You are the way.

My new favorite song. It just screams FREEDOM and FORGIVENESS and HOPE and being MADE NEW and everything good that comes from putting your life in God’s hands. Get out your dancing shoes and crank this one up.

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