Out of Phase #24 – Formula

We all like things to be a certain way. We appreciate the predictability of having a formula: we plug in this number, these ingredients, we follow this map, and voilà! mission accomplished!

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Out of Phase #23 – Transactions

“God, I’m trying to do everything right, everything I believe I am supposed to, and yet disappointments and heartaches always seem to follow me.”

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Out of Phase #22 – Keeping our Focus

There are certainly absolute rights and wrongs, non-negotiable things, the "do not pass go & do not collect $200" sort of things in life, But not everything is cut and dried.

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Out of Phase #21 – Good Things Bad Things

I recently had a dream that was short, but very vivid. In my dream I found myself entering heaven where, for the first time, I felt a total sense of love and peace. Then just as quickly as that reality hit me...

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Out of Phase #20 – Hopes, Dreams & Desires

Everyone has hopes, dreams and what their perfect life would entail: the perfect house, job, car, family, friends. So, what stops them from living their perceived best life? What is it that knocks their desires out of phase?

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Out of Phase #19 – Peace

Peace is something most of us long for. But, like the previous eighteen Out of Phase Blogs, peace is one more area of our life that can so easily get knocked out of phase. How is this possible? Because in our desire to avoid conflict we are all too willing to settle for a counterfeit peace.

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Out of Phase #18 – Our Story

Our story is the most powerful tool we have when it comes to sharing the Good News of Jesus with others. I remember hearing this in my early days of music ministry and thinking "I am not sure I want to tell my story, and I’m not sure anyone else wants to hear it either."

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Out of Phase #17 – Pain

[An] equally destructive, out of phase response [to pain] is to seek to numb the pain through substance abuse, burying oneself in work or pleasure, or by chasing a constant need for accomplishment and approval. So, what is a healthy way to deal with pain? Head on.

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Out of Phase #16 – Tradition

We have family traditions, ethnic traditions, national traditions, and religious traditions. Traditions offer a sense of heritage and stability, they remind us of where we came from and help keep us grounded… when they are “in phase.”

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Out of Phase #15 – Control

Trying to control a person or situation always leads to frustration, doubt, and disappointment. However, when we are controlled by the Spirit we can live at peace knowing that we do not need to allow ourselves to be subjected to the manipulation of others.

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