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The Message of Christmas

Chicken Little is a folk tale about a chicken who believes that the sky is falling and the world is coming to an end. In the story, Chicken Little passionately convinces her friends she meets on her journey that her belief is true. As a result, they join in on her journey to warn others. For those of us who hold fast to the teachings of Scripture, we know that one day this world will end. Even for those who don’t ... Read More »

TAGS     Christmas,  YMCA at Pabst Farms,  Bruce Osborn,  Journey in Faith,  John 3:16-17
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Stillness

“Be still, and know that I am God.” -Psalm 46:10 There is something special and intimate in our stillness before our holy God. By His drawing, we are called to pull back from the busyness of life and connect with our Creator. Without that regular communion, our spirit will dry up and we will cease to flourish as God has created and designed us to. This week marks the beginning of the holiday rush. Thanksgiving ... Read More »

TAGS     Journey in Faith,  Bruce Osborn,  Spiritual Development,  Luke 5:16,  be still,  Psalm 46:10,  busyness,  holiday rush,  holiday stress
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Built on the Rock

There is a point in most endurance events when an athlete is faced with the decision to keep going or to stop. The body screams in anguish that the pain is simply too much, but the will of the spirit, if trained properly, counters with the desire to complete the race. And in the mind of the athlete this battle rages. Push on, keep going, you’re almost there, cries the spirit within. Give in, you’re done, ... Read More »

TAGS     YMCA at Pabst Farms,  Bruce Osborn,  spiritual development,  Matthew 7:24-25,  endurance
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Forgotten God

I forget a lot of things.  And the older I get, the more difficulty I have remembering simple things.  Names, associations, dates, birthdays, and everyday occurrences can slip through my memory without even a thought.  Call it old age if you like, but I think most of it comes from complacency, comfort with the normal routine, or an ever-increasing self-sufficiency; my own ability to control that which ... Read More »

TAGS     YMCA at Pabst Farms,  Journey in Faith,  spiritual development,  Bruce Osborn,  2 Chronicles 7:14
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Smack Dab

“I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. 2 Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Romans 12:1-2      ... Read More »

TAGS     Bruce Osborn,  Journey in Faith,  YMCA at Pabst Farms,  Romans 12:1-2,  Romans 12,  Matthew 22
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