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2014
0114_wk2
The War Within — Faith versus Sight
     
0114_wk3
The War Within — My Agenda versus God's Agenda
     
0114_wk4
The War Within — My Timetable versus God's Timetable
     
0214_wk1
The War Within — Holding On versus Letting Go
     
0214_wk2
The War Within — Love of Power versus Power of Love
     
0214_wk3
The War Within — My Relevance versus My Reverence
     
0214_wk4
The War Within — My Merit versus God's Mercy
     
0314_wk1
The War Within — Striving versus Answering a Call
     
0314_wk2
The War Within — Full of Myself or Full of God
     
0314_wk3
The War Within — Pride vs Poverty of Spirit
     
0314_wk4
The War Within — Indifference vs. Mourning
     
0414_wk1
The War Within — Meekness vs. Impertinence
     
0414_wk2
The War Within — Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness vs. Satisfaction for Less
     
2013
0113_wk2
Intersecting past, present and future
0413_wk2
Checking My Spiritual Vital Signs
0713_wk2
Lessons in Forgiveness
1013_wk2
Borrowing Future Worries for Present Consumption
0113_wk3
Delight
0413_wk3
Secret Things — Revealed Mysteries
0713_wk3
Finding God in Disappointment
1013_wk3
Seeking Wisdom and Power
0113_wk4
Enough Talk Radio, Already!
0413_wk4
Rest the Horses
0713_wk4
Optimism vs. Hope
1013_wk4
What Spills When I'm Bumped
0113_wk5
Looking for my DNA
0513_wk1
Trusting God for My Future
0713_wk5
Obedience Yields Blessing
1013_wk5
It Seems Right!
0213_wk1
Designed to Flourish
0513_wk2
No Regrets
0813_wk1
Speaking Kindly to Myself
1113_wk1
He Chooses the Unexpected
0213_wk2
What Does Hope Look Like?
0513_wk3
Good Teaching — Good Testing
0813_wk2
My GPS is set for Home
1113_wk2
The Sin of the Desert
0213_wk3
Preventing a Hardened Heart
0513_wk4
The Weather Forecast
0813_wk3
Knowing vs. Being Known
1113_wk3
The Seal of Approval
0213_wk4
Talking Past Each Other
0513_wk5
Teachable
0813_wk4
God's Liberating Love
1113_wk4
Glad Together
0313_wk1
Smart About the Unimportant
0613_wk1
Success or Fruitfulness
0913_wk1
Retreat!!
1213_wk1
Victory!
0313_wk2
Control Yourself, Bob
0613_wk2
Letting Go of Hurts
0913_wk2
Relevance vs. Righteousness
1213_wk2
The Purpose of This Email
0313_wk3
Why is it so hard for me to rest?
0613_wk3
From "So What?" to "So That...?"
0913_wk3
Where did my spiritual appetite go?
1213_wk3
Leaping at the True Sounds of Christmas
0313_wk4
Expiration Dates
0613_wk4
Take Heart
0913_wk4
Oh, no...I cannot wait!
 
0413_wk1
What? Me Surrender?
0713_wk1
When Knowledge Meets Power
1013_wk1
THE IHS Story
 
2012
0112_wk2
Fix My Problems, Lord
0412_wk1
The Cost of Forgiveness
0612_wk4
Following the King
0912_wk3
Accessing the Invisible
0112_wk3
Wisdom on Sports Radio?
0412_wk2
Leading Like a Shepherd
0712_wk1
The Ministry of Fault Finding
0912_wk4
Spiritual CliffsNotes
0112_wk4
Where Are You Daddy?
0412_wk3
Knowing is Not Enough
0712_wk2
No Time for a Haircut
1012_wk1
Talking Rugby
0212_wk1
Why Ask a Question When I Have the Answer?
0412_wk4
A Conduit Not A Reservoir
0712_wk3
Faith Maintenance
1012_wk2
Based on a True Story
0212_wk2
Minimizing Culture Shock
0512_wk1
Laboring to Rest
0712_wk4
Seen vs. Unseen
1012_wk3
Weakness Denied – A Good Strategy?
0212_wk3
Heavenly Investments
0512_wk2
Strangers in the Land
0812_wk1
Digging Down Deep
1012_wk4
Exempt from Obligation
0212_wk4
No Detours!
0512_wk3
I Want My Prayers Answered
0812_wk2
Get the Right Diagnosis
1112_wk1
Self-Deception
0312_wk1
I am stressed enough; why do I need a stress test?
0512_wk4
Bumps and Bruises
0812_wk3
Preparing My Bucket Before I Fill It
1112_wk2
Set in My Ways

1112_wk3
Fertilizing
0312_wk2
Tomorrow
0512_wk5
Godliness: An All-Day Activity
0812_wk4
Generosity
1112_wk4
Thank You Notes
0312_wk3
Phony Rolex Watches
0612_wk1
Some Things Are Not An Option
0812_wk5
Paradise... Contentment?
1112_wk5
Obedience before Understanding
0312_wk4
Entitlement
0612_wk2
So Easy... the Life of Hypocrisy
0912_wk1
The Path to Selflessness
1212_wk1
Am I a Pharisee?
0312_wk5
Joy in the Junk Yard
0612_wk3
Creating Space for Those Whom I Love
0912_wk2
Neighborly Advice
1212_wk2
The Wonderful "Smallness" of Christmas
2011
0111_wk1
Good Teaching - Good Testing
0411_wk2
Optimism vs. Hope
0711_wk2
The Key
1011_wk2
Lessons in Forgiveness
0111_wk2
The Weather Forecast
0411_wk3
Obedience Yields Blessing
0711_wk3
Light Through the Cracks of Brokenness
1011_wk3
Where are the Cemeteries?
0111_wk3
Teachable
0411_wk4
Speaking Kindly to Myself
0711_wk4
Don't Lose Heart
1011_wk4
Retreat!!
0211_wk1
Success or Fruitfulness
0511_wk1
Fickle Fans vs. Loyal Fans
0811_wk1
Filled Full of...
1111_wk1
Language...Makes a Difference
0211_wk2
What a Waste!
0511_wk2
God's Liberating Love
0811_wk2
Spiritual Clothing
1111_wk2
When Knowledge Meets Power
0211_wk3
Letting Go of Hurts
0511_wk3
Knowing vs. Being Known
0811_wk3
No Rule Book, No Lines, No Joy
1111_wk3
My GPS is set for Home
0211_wk4
From "So What?" to "So That. . . ?"
0511_wk4
Treasure Hunting
0811_wk4
Warnings Ignored
1111_wk4
The Posture of Gratitude
0311_wk1
Why the WHO is so Important!
0611_wk1
The Perfect Work of Patience
0811_wk5
Improving Effectiveness and Productivity
1211_wk1
Defying Common Sense
0311_wk2
Do You Hear What I Hear?
0611_wk2
Yoked
0911_wk1
Paying Attention
1211_wk2
Practicing God's Presence
0311_wk3
Mirror, Mirror On The Wall
0611_wk3
"Wear Our Skin"
0911_wk2
Relevance vs. Righteousness
1211_wk3
Afraid Yet Filled with Joy
0311_wk4
Bailing Hay, Bearing Fruit
0611_wk4
Spiritual Autopsy
0911_wk3
Take Heart
 
0311_wk5
Finding God in Disappointment
0611_wk5
I Could Hardly Imagine
0911_wk4
Learning in the Mundane of Life
 
0411_wk1
Make Sure to Read the Abstract
0711_wk1
What's Under the Hood of My Car?
1011_wk1
Am I Great?
 
2010
0110_wk2
Always Pursuing...What?
0410_wk3
What Do I Want in Abundance?
0710_wk3
Test Day
1010_wk2
Preparing My Bucket Before I Fill It
0110_wk3
A Distant God Will Not Do
0410_wk4
Quiet Whispers
0710_wk4
He is Everywhere?

1010_wk3
Generosity

0110_wk4
Dreaming Dreams
0510_wk1
The Posture of Trust
0710_wk5
Listening

1010_wk4
Paradise... Contentment?

0210_wk1
My Plans or God's
0510_wk2
Ministry of Faultfinding
0810_wk1
Careless Words

1110_wk1
The Path to Selflessness

0210_wk2
An Unhurried Cup of Coffee
0510_wk3
No Time for a Haircut
0810_wk2
Created for Him

1110_wk2
Hospitality

0210_wk3
Some Things are Not an Option
0510_wk4
Faith Maintenance
0810_wk3
Discarding

1110_wk3
Following the King

0210_wk4
Godliness: An All Day Activity
0610_wk1
Looking for God
0810_wk4
Gasping for air!

1110_wk4
A Grateful Leper

0310_wk1
Some Things Don’t Belong to Me
0610_wk2
Not Learning My Lesson
0910_wk1
Restoration Projects

1210_wk1
Solitary Places

0310_wk2
So Easy….the Life of Hypocrisy
0610_wk3
Out of my Comfort Zone
0910_wk2
A suggestion or a command?

1210_wk2
Neighborly Advice

0310_wk3
Creating Space for God
0610_wk4
Taxi Cab Wisdom
0910_wk3
Seen vs. Unseen

1210_wk3
God with Us

0310_wk4
Staying Connected
0710_wk1
Maturing Seeds
0910_wk4
Digging Down Deep

 

0410_wk1
A Quiet Soul in
the Information Age
0710_wk1
Maturing Seeds
0910_wk5
Get the Right Diagnosis
 
0410_wk2
Update
0710_wk2
Smart People, Foolish Choices
1010_wk1
Creating Space for Those Whom I Love
 
2009
0109_wk1
New Year's Rest in God Alone
0109_wk2
The Perfect Work of Patience
0109_wk3
Yoked
0209_wk1
I Could Hardly Imagine
0209_wk2
What's Under the Hood of My Car?
0209_wk3
Light Through the Cracks of Brokenness
0209_wk4
Exaggeration and Embellishment 0309_wk1
Deportment
0309_wk2
You have Cancer
0309_wk3
No Rule Book, No Lines, No Joy
0309_wk4
Warnings Ignored
0409_wk1
Change my heart, O Lord
0409_wk2
Jesus, Keep Me Near the Cross
0409_wk3
Bob Snyder's Surgery
0509_wk1
Learning at the Cold End of the Stethoscope
0509_wk2
Rest?
0509_wk3
What Motivates Me?
0509_wk4
Improving Effectiveness and Productivity
0609_wk1
Spiritual Clothing
0609_wk2
Hearing Impaired
0609_wk3
Daily-ness

0609_wk4
Joyful competition?
0709_wk1
The Second Law of Thermodynamics
0709_wk2
Misplaced Confidence
0709_wk3
Hungering
0709_wk4
Travel Advisory – Less Baggage Is Better

0709_wk5
Is this community?

0809_wk1
Go Team!!
0809_wk2
Praise God from Whom All blessings flow...
0809_wk3
Living Paradox
0809_wk3
My Tongue
0909_wk1
From Significance to Submission
0909_wk2
Don’t Lose Heart
0909_wk3
Filled Full of...
0909_wk4
Lessons Learned in the Waiting Room
1009_wk1
Security Guaranteed
1009_wk2
Spiritual Autopsy
1009_wk3
A Formula for Crisis

1009_wk4
"Wear Our Skin"

1009_wk5
Spiritual Blind Spots

1109_wk1
Investing Wisely

1109_wk2
The Key

1109_wk3
Paying Attention

1109_wk4
Exercising Thanksgiving Muscles

1209_wk1
The Belief – Conduct Tension
1209_wk2
Spiritual Capital

2008
0108_wk4
A Serious Life's Work!
0108_wk5
Looking for God
0208 wk1
A Wedding!
0208 wk2
Not Learning our Lessons
0208 wk3
Out of My Comfort Zone
0308 wk 1
Taxi Cab Wisdom
0308 wk 2
Murmuring
0308 wk 3
Maturing Seeds
0308 wk 4
Smart People, Foolish Choices
0408 wk 1
Guide Me, O Thou Great Jehovah
0408 wk 2
Test Day
0408 wk 3
Enough Resources?
0408 wk 4
He is everywhere?
0508 wk 1
Listening
0508 wk 2
Time Management
0508 wk 3
Careless Words
0508 wk 4
Created for Him
0608 wk 1

Discarding
0608 wk 2
Empathy

0608 wk 3
Confident Following Jesus
0608 wk 4
Presence
0608 wk 5
Read the Directions

0708 wk 1
You must be kidding, forgive?
0708 wk 2
Freedom to Choose
0708 wk 3
Who Can You Trust?
0708 wk 4
Not What is Next, but What is Now
0708 wk 5

Extraordinary in the Ordinary
0808 wk 1
Desperately Needed - Laughter
0808 wk 2
Spiritual Glasses
0808 wk 3
Misplaced Confidence
0808 wk 4
Hungering
0908 wk 1
Community

0908 wk 2
Gasping for air!
0908 wk 3
Restoration Projects

0908 wk 4
A Shelter In A Time of Need
1001 wk 1
Temperance in all things
1008 wk 2
God at the Top
1008 wk 3
Shaded Truth and Lies
1008 wk 4
Trust…foolish naïveté?

1008 wk 5
Overlooking an Offense
1108 wk 1
Wishful Thinking or Hopeless Cynicism
1108 wk 2
Our Lives - A Construction Site
1108 wk 3
Triaging Information

1108 wk 4
A suggestion or a command?

1208 wk 1
Be a blessing!

1208 wk 2
God is with us!

2007
0207 wk1
Spiritual Glasses
0207 wk2
Spiritual Clothing
0207 wk3
Hearing Impaired
0207 wk4
Daily-ness
0307 wk1
Joyful competition?
0307 wk2
The Second Law of Thermodynamics
0307 wk3
Misplaced Confidence
0307 wk4
Hungering
0307 wk5
Travel Advisory – Less Baggage Is Better
0407 wk1
Slogans are not enough!!
0407 wk2
Is this community?
0407 wk3
Not What is Next, but What is Now
0407 wk4
Teachable
0507 wk 1
Go Team!!
0507 wk 2
Praise God from Whom All blessings Flow...
0507 wk 3
Living Paradox
0507 wk 4
My Tongue
0507 wk 5
Take a deep breath
0607 wk 1

Defacing Valuable Property
0607 wk 2
Defacing Valuable Property
0607 wk 3
Hard Sayings of Jesus -- Illustrated
0607 wk 4

The Depth of Words
0707 wk 1
Waiting Well
0707 wk 2
A Great Benefit Package!
0707 wk 3
Is restraint a good thing?
0707 wk 4
Wealth Management
0807 wk 1
Brokenness
0807 wk 2

The Power of Presence
0807 wk 3
Diagnosing at the Mall
0807 wk 4
Trained to hear
0807 wk 5
Competing, Comparing, Condemning
0907 wk 1
Growing Up is Hard to Do
0907 wk 2
From Significance to Submission
0907 wk 3

The Joy of Wonder
0907 wk 4
Oh to Be Like Him...
1007 wk 1
Don’t lose heart
1007 wk 2
Worth Saving
1007 wk 3
My Hope is Built on Nothing Less
1007 wk 4
Make Wise Choices
1107 wk 1
Distracted by Trivia
1107_wk_2

Family characteristics
1107_wk_3
Laugh 2x/day and call me in the morning!
1107_wk_4
Childlike Gratitude
1107_wk_5
Wrong Thinking
1207_wk_1
A Spiritual Resumé
1207_wk_2
God's Righteousness Revealed
1207_wk_3
Christmas Blessings
2006
0106 wk 1
The Power of Presence
0106 wk 2
Diagnosing at the Mall
0106 wk 3
Truthiness - Word of the Year!
0206 wk 1
Staying Focused
0206 wk 2
Trained to hear
0206 wk 3
Competing--> Comparing--> Condemning
0206 wk 4
Waiting Well
0306 wk 1
Growing Up is Hard to Do
0306 wk 2
From Significance to Submission
0306 wk 3
Pious Superiority
0306 wk 4
Follower or Leader
0306 wk 5
Love Unashamed
0406 wk 1
Pain Relief
0406 wk 2

Pain Relief
0406 wk 3
Mountaintops and Valleys
0406 wk 4
Acceptance
0506 wk 1
Failure
0506 wk 2

Evidence-Based Faith, Truth Revealed
0506 wk 3
I Want A Miracle
0506 wk 4
The Journey Out of Spiritual Mediocrity
0606 wk 1

Wrong Tool for the Job
0606 wk 2
Imitation
0606 wk 3
Storms of Life
0606 wk 4
Consequences
0606 wk 5
Tempo giusto (the right speed)
0706 wk 1

Stubborn and unteachable!
0706 wk 2
My Wayward Heart
0706 wk 3
Investing in Eternity
0706 wk 4
Agreement vs. Obedience
0806 wk 1
Toxic Ingestion
0806 wk 2
Lost
0806 wk 3
No Pain, No Gain
0806 wk 4
Purity
0806 wk 5
Transformation Not Information
0906 wk 1
Empathy
0906 wk 2

Confident Following Jesus
0906 wk 3
Spiritual APGAR


0906 wk 4
In Bondage to SEND & RECEIVE
1006 wk 1
Presence
1006 wk 2
Read the Directions
1006 wk 3
You must be kidding, forgive?
1006 wk 4
Freedom to Choose. . . ..Misery?
1106 wk 1
Who Can You Trust Anymore?
1106 wk 2
Extraordinary in the Ordinary
1106 wk 3
Desperately Needed - Laughter
1106 wk 4
No gratitude - only grumbling!
1106 wk 5
"It's All About Money"
1206 wk 1
How's your mom?
1206 wk 2
Exposure
1206 wk 3
Looking for Truth!
2005
0105 wk 1
Now for the Rest of the Story
0205 wk 1
Enthusiasm
0205 wk 2
Blind to My Neighbor's Need
0205 wk 3
Imitation
0205 wk 4
Storms of Life
0305 wk 1
Consequences
0305 wk 2
Tempo giusto (the right speed)
0305 wk 3
Identity
0305 wk 4
Stubborn and unteachable!
0305 wk 5

Disabilities
0405 wk1
My Wayward Heart
0405 wk2
Public faith --illegal?
0405 wk3
Investing in Eternity
0405 wk4
Agreement vs. Obedience
0505 wk1
Recognizable Anywhere
0505 wk2

Toxic Ingestion
0505 wk3
Lost
0505 wk4
No Pain, No Gain
0605 wk1
Purity
0605 wk2

Rough Waters
0605 wk3
Humble Kindness
0605 wk4
Don't Tell Me the Truth!
0705 wk1
Talking to Myself
0705 wk2
Worry - The Rocky Way
0805 wk1
A Cyclist's Physique
0805 wk2
A Cyclist's Physique
0905 wk1
Defacing Valuable Property
0905 wk2
Speeding through Life!
0905 wk3
Hard Sayings of Jesus -- Illustrated
0905 wk4
The Depth of Words
0905 wk5
Transformation Not Information
1005 wk1
A great benefit package!
1005 wk2
Someone to cheer for..!
1005 wk3
Is restraint a good thing?
1005 wk4
Would you walk with me?
1105 wk1
Wealth Management
1105 wk2
Brokenness
1105 wk3
Caution: We may not be as smart as we think we are!
1105 wk4
Give thanks!
1205 wk1
Available?
1205 wk2
Don't despise small things!
1205 wk3
Missing the Point
2004
0104 wk 2
A Living Hope
0104 wk 3
Following Instructions Carefully
0104 wk 4
Impressive
0204 wk 1
Fear and Arrogance
0204 wk 2
Understanding and implementing words
0204 wk 3
Dare to listen
0204 wk 4
Truth denied
0304 wk 1
New Eye Glasses
0304 wk 2
Wake Up!
0304 wk 3
Reacting differently to circumstances
0304 wk 4

Who gets the credit?
0404 wk 1
Who has time to think?
0404 wk 2
Foundations of faith
0404 wk 3
Submit to authority?
0404 wk 4
Submit to authority?
0404 wk 5
Who can we trust?
0504 wk 1
Split-second decisions
0504 wk 2
Proof of Identity
0504 wk 3
Amazed by Surprise
0504 wk 4
Forgetfulness
0604 wk 1
The Power of Example
0604 wk 2
Beepers
0704 wk 1
I Don't Know
0704 wk 2
Risk Assessment
0804 wk 1
Travel Lightly
0804 wk 2
The Source of Knowledge
0904 wk 1
A Cyclist's Physique
0904 wk 2
Right Relationships at the Heart of Life
0904 wk 3
What Kind of Happiness?
0904 wk 4
Dancing to the Melody!
1004 wk 1
Decisions
1004 wk 2
Worry - The Rocky Way
1004 wk 3
Much Needed Rest
1004 wk 4
Talking to Myself
1104 wk 1

Oneness in Television
1104 wk 2
Don't Tell Me the Truth!
1104 wk 3
Let Loose and Laugh!
1104 wk 4
What Is Our Work For God?
1204 wk 1
Report Cards
1204 wk 2
Home for the Holidays
1204 wk 3
Christmas 2004
2003
0503 wk 3
Reality vs. Mirage (Illusion)
0503 wk 4
Wise Words
0503 wk 5
Shortcuts
0603 wk 1
Flexibility
0603 wk 2
People vs. Projects
0603 wk 3
In God We Trust
0603 wk 4
Lovers of Truth
0703 wk 1
Fixed or Restored
0703 wk 2
Scars
0703 wk 3
Seeing Others Jesus' Way
0703 wk 4
Dive Deeply
0703 wk 5
Let's Laugh a Little!
0803 wk 1
Adoption!
0803 wk 2
What is a hero?
0803 wk 3
Values misplaced?
0803 wk 4
Encouragement
0903 wk 1
Boring!!
0903 wk 2
Rhythms of Life
0903 wk 3
The Object of Our Faith
0903 wk 4
The Painful Process of Character Development
1003 wk 1
Lies
1003 wk 2
Who's watching?
1003 wk 3
The Church -- a Building?
1003 wk 4
What's Inside?
1003 wk 5
Why Forgive?
1103 wk 1
Too Many Choices!
1103 wk 2
Are we truly free?
1103 wk 3
What is love?
1103 wk 4
An Attitude of Gratitude
1203 wk 1
Seeing Christmas Clearly
1203 wk 2
Christmas without Jesus?
1203 wk 3
The Wonderful "Smallness" of Christmas