Remembering Your Journey

My post on the church blog this week.

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“This is the route the Israelites followed as they marched out of Egypt under the leadership of Moses and Aaron. At the Lord’s direction, Moses kept a written record of their progress. These are the stages of their march, identified by the different places where they stopped along the way.” (Numbers 33:1-2)

I am a quote collector. Whether it’s some nugget of truth from some famous speaker/author or just something funny that I overheard, I like to write things down. If you flip through my journal or scroll through my Facebook or Twitter feed, you’ll find many different quotes that I’ve collected over the years.  When I am spending time with friends or family, I’ll often catch them saying something funny and inform them that they are going to be featured on my Twitter feed. (Youth Group trips and events are a comedy gold mine.) Some stuff is just…

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Hearts That Stir & Spirits That Move

My post from today on the SpiritLife blog…

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Then all the congregation of the people of Israel departed from the presence of Moses. And they came, everyone whose heart stirred him, and everyone whose spirit moved him, and brought the LORD’s contribution to be used for the tent of meeting, and for all its service, and for the holy garments. So they came, both men and women…All the men and women, the people of Israel, whose heart moved them to bring anything for the work that the LORD had commanded by Moses to be done brought it as a freewill offering to the LORD. (Exodus 35:20, 29)

When I was younger, I spent many years playing horns in various symphonic, marching and jazz bands. I spent hours learning and practicing my part, teaching the members in my section, and rehearsing with the group to ensure we were all hitting our cues together. It required a lot of hard…

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