Day 354

Today’s Reading – 1 Peter

Dear friends, since you are immigrants and strangers
in the world,  I urge that you avoid worldly desires that wage war against your lives

I Peter 2:11 CEB
I have a peculiar habit. When I spend time in prolonged conversation with someone with a specific dialect, I pick it up. I still have phrases and words that I use after living in Texas and Minnesota. I can still revert to broken Russian english after spending time there 20 years ago!

How is that I still have very revealing parts of my life that resemble the places I have lived – even if for but a few short weeks! – but I still struggle to live like a citizen of God’s Kingdom?

That is the hard part for us in this world – this is not our home.

So as hard as it is – STOP picking up bad habits!

You were meant to live a life far greater than the one you are settling for . . .

Your passport should state that you are only visiting –

be sure to declare all the baggage that you have picked up –

I know someone who will willing carry it for you . . .


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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