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The Person Formerly Known as Maury

By Maury Robertson | December 16, 2018

I don’t know much about Prince, but I can hazard a guess about why he changed his name to “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.” My guess is that he got sick of his label. People knew him as his songs and stage presence. Whatever it meant to be Prince, it wasn’t that. A new…

Day 14: Life Is in Motion

By Maury Robertson | December 16, 2018

Life is dynamic, not static. It’s more like a symphony than a painting. Every day is one measure. It may strike me as good or bad, somber or joyful, bright or dark. The single measure makes no sense apart from the context of the symphony. The fact that life is in constantly on the move…

Day 13: Growth by Subtraction

By Maury Robertson | December 15, 2018

Two years ago, Julie and I set out on a journey. As I reflect back the two years… Wow. What a time of shaking! What a time of seeking! What a time of lostness! What a time of suffering! What a time of joy! What a time of growth! Growth has not been about learning…

Day 12: Lessons from Cinderella, Part 2

By Maury Robertson | December 14, 2018

Today, let’s apply Cinderella’s story to yours. Lesson #1: Life can stink. Cinderella’s parents have died. Her living situation was pure misery. What part of your life drags you down? You don’t get points for living in a make-believe reality where everything is roses. You can’t be fully alive until you embrace your total life—the…

Day 11: Lessons from Cinderella, Part 1

By Maury Robertson | December 13, 2018

On my first date with Julie we went to see Cinderella. Not the newfangled ones. The 1950’s version. It was on the big screen. We still have the ticket stubs. Pretty romantic, right? But there’s more to Cinderella than a romantic date. Cinderella has important lessons to teach you about loving your life. Lesson #1:…

Day 10: If You Want to Love Your Life, You’ll Have to Trust

By Maury Robertson | December 12, 2018

“By grace are ye saved through faith, and that not of yourselves. It is a gift of God, not a result of works, so on one can boast.”  (Ephesians 2:8-9) I used to read this verse as a description of avoiding hell by believing in the right doctrines. I don’t anymore. The salvation Paul is…

Day 9: Focus on Love, Not Understanding.

By Maury Robertson | December 11, 2018

Last week I said God’s love was especially close to us in suffering. I’ll bet you have experienced this. Last night, I was feeling the weight of all the uncertainty of our future. Julie and I have chosen a path that is neither normal nor safe. At times it’s exhilarating. Other times, it’s terrifying. The…

Day 8: Why to Love Your Life Even When It Stinks

By Maury Robertson | December 10, 2018

You can love your life even when it stinks because God is at work for good in it. And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28) What is the point of life? Comfort? Security?…

Day 7: Love Never Fails

By Maury Robertson | December 9, 2018

How long would I wait for a wayward child? Would there ever come a day when I would shut the door forever? Impossible. If I, a reflection of God’s love, could never stop loving my children, how could God, the source of love, do less? Jesus’ warnings of judgment are warnings of the pain of…

Day 6: Love Does Not Discriminate

By Maury Robertson | December 8, 2018

Love that is partial is not love. Just as light and darkness do not mix, love and hate do not mix. If there is the tiniest speck of rejection in God, then God is not love. If God hates a single atom, then God is not love. There is no hate in love. God loves…