Persevering Above the Fray

This is our last week of taking a look at life above the fray. We’ve addressed how to think, give, and love. For the last installment, our focus will be how to persevere above the fray. Perseverance is a critical skill that builds character, promotes peace, and honors God. I don’t know what you may…

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Loving Above the Fray

It’s easy to love those who are lovable. When people are cooperative and love us back, it’s a breeze. The challenge comes when relationships are messy, our tempers are short, and people disappoint us with their choices. Loving others above the fray is no easy task. The Bible has a wealth of things to say…

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Giving Above the Fray

Modern life is busy. Even when we try to simplify, things have a way of creeping back to a busy blur at times. This week, as we consider how to live above the fray, the topic is how we can give. Giving in this context means time and resources. It isn’t necessarily just about material…

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Life Above the Fray Series

If you were assigned to watch your own life as a third party and take notes, what would your notes reveal? Is there peace, chaos, or some combination of the two? Do the people in your sphere of influence drain you of your energy or energize you? Do you add to the stress of your…

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Lord, Have Your Way in Me

January is going to be a month of quiet reflection for me. I have prepared some short posts for January in advance that will arrive each Tuesday. Lord, have Your way in my heart this month. As my journey of surrendering my hopes, dreams, and the outcome of my life to God begins this year, I’m…

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