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Scars Tell A Story

Scars tell a story. Having undergone 16 surgeries and over 500 stitches in my career, I have a story that corresponds with each of them. Here are some other famous scars and their stories: Actress Kaley Cuoco fell off of a horse in 2010. The horse fell back onto her...

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5 Threats to the Vision

By Pastor Wolfgang Eckleben of Every Nation London, England Vision has the potential to be a very powerful thing. But it’s not an easy thing to execute. January is over. How’s the vision you or your organisation had for this year going? Recently I have been doing a...

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The Peloton Myth

Have you seen the recent avalanche of advertising for the ‘Peloton Stationary Bike’? Beautiful people, rising early and eagerly jumping onto the bike. Pain-free, bike spinning bliss, and as they dismount the bike, they look into the camera with that look of, “I’m...

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God Prefers Losers

I believe this, and to be honest with you, I find that rather comforting.  It takes this weight off of me of having to perform to compare myself with others. I read a quote by Bill Gates -- for those of you who may not be familiar with him, he’s the founder of...

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Clarifying Questions

A few years back, my wife purchased an Amazon Echo, aka “Alexa”, for our home. I tried to warn her that “A.I.” (artificial intelligence) would one day lead to the destruction of all mankind (I’ve seen all the Terminator movies, it goes bad! Lol) She wasn’t having it,...

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Hearing God

In the midst of a week of prayer and fasting, two things immediately become apparent: One, I think fasting is a ‘bad idea’ from the Lord! Just kidding! (But not at all) Somehow, God uses fasting to quiet the noise in my soul and amplify His voice. Two, how desperate I...

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Take Your Shot in 2019

I had the privilege to play against arguably the greatest hockey player of all time, Wayne Douglas Gretzky, aka “THE GREAT ONE”. He is the all - time leader in goals, assists and total points. He holds over 55 NHL records. The first time I played against him,...

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Howling in the New Year

As I reflect on 2018, I am brought back to memories of years gone by. Anyone that knows me won’t be surprised that in the past, New Year’s Eve was always all about finding that perfect dress. Jim and I would typically ring in the New Year celebrating with family and...

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MANGER MISTAKE

My neighborhood is a bit overzealous when it comes to holiday decorating. (Don’t get me started with bizarre Halloween decorations) Their front yards are filled with ten foot blow up Santa’s and enough Christmas lights to make Clark Griswold envious. Then there is my...

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More Christ in Christmas

In the midst of the chaos of the holidays, whether it is crowded shops or fun Christmas parties, we can get caught up and stressed out when we should be experiencing joy. After Thanksgiving I put up my tree, get the lights and decorations up, and my favorite...

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The Best Worst Christmas Ever

“..........The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8 Christmas in the Burt home is an extremely big deal. We have Christmas traditions you’d expect like attending Christmas Eve service, praying together Christmas morning and...

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Christmas in July

Did you ever wonder who dreamed Christmas in July? Come to find out it began about 84 years ago at a girls camp in North Carolina, it included Christmas Carols and a Christmas tree, along with the exchanging of gifts and fake snow made of cotton. These types of...

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BOUNTIFUL EYE – A THANKSGIVING BLOG

Thanksgiving is a time for football, food [aka gluttony] family and friends. It’s the one BRIEF moment we take to think about all that’s right and good in our lives- only to be immediately swept away by BLACK FRIDAY and the onslaught of consumeristic “HOLIDAY”...

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Give Thanks To The Lord

Psalm 107:1-3 1 Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good,For His lovingkindness is everlasting.  2 Let the redeemed of the Lord say so,Whom He has redeemed from the hand of the adversary.  3 And gathered from the lands,From the east and from...

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Thoughts on the Election

The “UNITED” States of America? I’m not so sure about that anymore. We are in an unprecedented time of divisiveness in our country. The day after the election, some people are in despair, others are rejoicing, yet our country has never been so divided.  In light of...

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Prisoner or Paul?

I’ve been a follower of Jesus for about 36yrs now and reading my bible for about 33yrs. Throughout these years there have been times when I’ve read my bible and was unmoved or didn’t understand what I was reading, as well as times when the words jumped off the page to...

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What Jesus Wants You To Wear For Halloween

“.....For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” 2 Timothy 1:7 Halloween has become a 5 billion dollar a year industry in the United States which is alarming to me, not so much as a Pastor, but as a human being! People...

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Don’t Forget Where You Came From!

I recently had a chance to go and witness my friend Joe and Anna's 23 year wedding vow renewal. It was awesome to see all his family and friends there in Connecticut and support them. As I began to listen to their story the first thing he said was, “Do you guys...

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LIVING IN GOD’S WILL

Fulfillment and joy and our destiny are found as we keep in step with the one who created us. God’s will is perfect. When God created us, He gave us free will to choose the path we will take and the decisions we will make that set the course of our life. The most...

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