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25
Jun

Stepping Into God’s Presence

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Guard your steps when you go to the house of God. Go near to listen rather than to offer the sacrifice of fools, who do not know that they do wrong. Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and […]

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21
May

The Formative Pressure Of Love

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I will punish their sin with the rod, their iniquity with flogging; but I will not take my love from him, nor will I ever betray my faithfulness. Psalm 89:32-33 I have a guitar that hangs in a display case in my study. It is a testament to roughly fourteen years spent building a guitar. […]

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03
May

Resistance Training

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“But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13-14 I was listening to an interview today of two scientist who were studying the effects of space travel […]

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05
Apr

Dying To Live

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“Then he said to them all: ‘Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.’” Luke 9:23-24 In this season of Lent before Easter I have […]

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09
Mar

Love And Leadership

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“Later, Joseph of Arimathea asked Pilate for the body of Jesus. Now Joseph was a disciple of Jesus, but secretly because he feared the Jewish leaders. With Pilate’s permission, he came and took the body away.” John 19:38 “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear…” 1 John 4:18 I typically […]

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20
Feb

From Mourning To Dancing: The Choreography of God

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“Hear, O Lord, and be gracious to me; O Lord, be my helper. You have turned for me my mourning into dancing; You have loosed my sackcloth and girded me with gladness, that my soul may sing praise to You and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks to You forever.” […]

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14
Jan

A Theology of Devolution

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“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts […]

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19
Dec

A Season Of Restoration and Wholeness

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“She will give birth to a son, and you are to give him the name Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins.” Matthew 1:21 “Sovereign Lord, as you have promised, you may now dismiss your servant in peace. For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight […]

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22
Nov

Thanksgiving

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“in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus” 1 Thessalonians 5:18 To be grateful or thankful seems at times in short supply in my life. For one thing I feel a certain degree of entitlement regarding so many things. I can easily see life not so much as a […]

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20
Nov

The Unexpected Timing Of Jesus

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When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.” 5 Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. So when he heard that Lazarus was sick, he stayed where he was two more days…John 11:4-6 […]

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