Taking Up the Challenge of Simplicity in Christ for 2019

Keith KettenringBible Insights, Christian Living, The Uncommon JourneyLeave a Comment

Last Saturday, Rhonda and I spent 4-5 hours “de-cluttering” one of the areas of our house. The hidden mud room/pantry area had become a chaotic collection of small appliances, cookbooks, pantry-type foods, cleaning materials, and other random stuff. If we didn’t know what to do with an item, it usually ended up joining the disarray. We attacked the chaos of … Read More

Attention Please: Jesus is Teaching Us How To Pray

Keith KettenringBible Insights, Christian Living, Prayer & Fasting, The Uncommon JourneyLeave a Comment

Prayer is a mystery to me but not to Jesus. He knows what prayer is and how to do it. He knows everything there is to know about prayer. Our understanding of prayer is nothing in comparison to His. He is the teacher, we are the kindergarten students – maybe not even that developed – more like infants learning to … Read More

Battling the Passions Towards Victory: Dispassion

Keith KettenringAncient Paths, Christian Living, The Uncommon Journey2 Comments

Wednesday morning, during the intercessory prayer portion of my time with God, the names of three couples jumped off the prayer list. They are all former church leaders (pastor, elder, deacon) all securely married two years ago, who are now divorced or going through a divorce. God’s mercy can be experienced whether married or divorced. However, I know each of … Read More

New Web Site Is Here – Whoo Hoo!!

Keith KettenringThe Uncommon Journey4 Comments

I am excited to announce that our new website has launched. Whoo hoo!! One month of planning and two months of development have resulted in a beautiful and simple site. If you tried to find The UnCommon Journey the past few days, you found that something was up. You saw: “The UnCommon Journey is changing – check back soon.” Well, … Read More

Aspiring To Lead A Quiet Life

Keith KettenringChristian Living, The Uncommon JourneyLeave a Comment

,,,that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind our own business, and to work with our own hands, as we commanded you, that you may walk properly toward those who are outside, and that you may lack nothing. 1 Thessalonians 4.11,12 I read and meditated on this passage Wednesday morning. Something (or Someone) significant pulled at my … Read More

Exploring the Most Subtle Enemy of Effective Training For Godliness

Keith KettenringChristian Living, The Uncommon Journey2 Comments

I have an issue when it comes to moving forward on my spiritual journey. When I renew intentions for some aspect of my life – spiritually, physically, financially, emotionally, or vocationally – I inevitably begin to compare myself to others. I do this to give myself reasons to slough off. I can always compare myself to someone who is not … Read More