Cause to Pause

Cause to Pause is a biweekly message from our Pulpit Minister.  It contains a short, inspirational message and daily Bible Readings.  You can find Cause to Pause on our Facebook page.  If you’d prefer to receive Cause to Pause by email, please contact Mark.

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Reflections On Our Life in Jesus Christ Today’s Bible Reading (from Biblegateway.com): Psalm 72-73; Romans 9:1-15 Friday’s: Psalm 74-76; Romans 9:16-33       Saturday’s: Psalm 77-78; Romans 10 Sunday’s: Psalm 79-80; Romans 11:1-18      Monday’s: Psalm 81-83; Romans 11:19-36 For nearly two decades, Warren Buffett has availed himself to have lunch with the highest bidder in Glide’s […]

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Reflections On Our Life in Jesus Christ Today’s Bible Reading (from Biblegateway.com): Psalm 68-69; Romans 8:1-21 Wednesday’s: Psalm 70-71; Romans 8:22-39 In a private conversation with Dallas Willard (1935-2013), Bill Hybels asked if anything ever got him down. Without missing a beat, the gracious, optimistic Christian philosopher replied, “I’ll tell you what gets me down. […]

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Reflections On Our Life in Jesus Christ Today’s Bible Reading (from Biblegateway.com): Psalm 54-56; Romans 3 Friday’s: Psalm 57-59; Romans 4     Saturday’s: Psalm 60-62; Romans 5 Sunday’s: Psalm 63-65; Romans 6    Monday’s: Psalm 66-67; Romans 7 Since the Garden of Eden, humanity has struggled with the desire to control and it often hinders our […]

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Reflections On Our Life in Jesus Christ Today’s Bible Reading (from Biblegateway.com): Psalm 49-50; Romans 1 Wednesday’s: Psalm 51-53; Romans 2 On my way to speak in Century, Florida on Wednesday night last, I passed a sports complex of well-manicured ballfields.  What struck me about the scene was how bleak they looked.  Not a single […]

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Reflections On Our Life in Jesus Christ Today’s Bible Reading (from Biblegateway.com): Psalm 35-36; Acts 25 Friday’s: Psalm 37-39; Acts 26         Saturday’s: Psalm 40-42; Acts 27:1-26 Sunday’s: Psalm 43-45; Acts 27:27-44         Monday’s: Psalm 46-48; Acts 28 We’re hardwired to resist the idea of someone returning to life and Lal Bihari is living proof, literally.  In […]

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Reflections On Our Life in Jesus Christ Today’s Bible Reading (from Biblegateway.com): Psalm 31-32; Acts 23:16-35 Wednesday’s: Psalm 33-34; Acts 24 Gina Barreca is an English professor at the University of Connecticut and a syndicated columnist who writes of life experiences with well-crafted humor to season her words.  In April, 2017, she wrote of the […]

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Reflections On Our Life in Jesus Christ   Today’s Bible Reading (from Biblegateway.com): Psalm 18-19; Acts 20:17-38 Friday’s: Psalm 20-22; Acts 21:1-17             Saturday’s: Psalm 23-25; Acts 21:18-40 Sunday’s: Psalm 26-28; Acts 22                    Monday’s: Psalm 29-30; Acts 23:1-15 The late Zig Ziglar used to tell of a man who went to his neighbor asking if he […]

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Reflections On Our Life in Jesus Christ Today’s Bible Reading (from Biblegateway.com): Psalm 13-15; Acts 19:21-41 Wednesday’s: Psalm 16-17; Acts 20:1-16 Richard Dawkins, the well-known atheist who wrote The God Delusion, says the onus of proof is on Christians to show the claims of our faith are true. But that’s unreasonable because the one denying […]

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Reflections On Our Life in Jesus Christ Today’s Bible Reading (from Biblegateway.com): Job 41-42; Acts 16:22-40 Friday’s: Psalm 1-3; Acts 17:1-15     Saturday’s: Psalm 4-6; Acts 17:16-34 Sunday’s: Psalm 7-9; Acts 18            Monday’s: Psalm 10-12; Acts 19:1-20 Oxford’s 2016 word of the year is “post-truth” and reflects progressive cultural shifts away from truth. It’s defined […]

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Reflections On Our Life in Jesus Christ Today’s Bible Reading (from Biblegateway.com): Job 36-37; Acts 15:22-41 Wednesday’s: Job 38-40; Acts 16:1-21 A team of miners were working in the diamond fields of Sierra Leone when they came upon a large, unusual stone. It was orange with red speckles that looked something like little droplets of […]

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Reflections On Our Life in Jesus Christ Today’s Bible Reading (from Biblegateway.com): Job 25-27; Acts 12 Friday’s: Job 28-29; Acts 13:1-25     Saturday’s: Job 30-31; Acts 13:26-52 Sunday’s: Job 32-33; Acts 14            Monday’s: Job 34-35; Acts 15:1-21 During a hospital visit the other day, I found myself reflecting on how I wished it was as […]

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Reflections On Our Life in Jesus Christ Today’s Bible Reading (from Biblegateway.com): Job 20-21; Acts 10:24-48 Wednesday’s: Job 22-24; Acts 11 Just recently I paid a tidy sum of moolah to have a doggy door installed in my back door.  It began as a wish.  It matured into a plan.  It culminated when the company […]

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Reflections On Our Life in Jesus Christ Today’s Bible Reading (from Biblegateway.com): Job 5-7; Acts 8:1-25 Friday’s: Job 8-10; Acts 8:26-40       Saturday’s: Job 11-13; Acts 9:1-21 Sunday’s: Job 14-16; Acts 9:22-43    Monday’s: Job 17-19; Acts 10:1-23 The Bible says we’re all sinners with hearts that are more wicked than we can imagine, yet humanists […]

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Reflections On Our Life in Jesus Christ Today’s Bible Reading (from Biblegateway.com): Job 1-2; Acts 7:22-43 Wednesday’s: Job 3-4; Acts 7:44-60 Bob Goff was asked about some parenting advice while speaking at a conference. He responded with the story of a unique gift he gave his daughter before she was born. Goff explained how he […]

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