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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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17
Oct

The Soil Of Spirituality

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My wife loves to garden when she has the opportunity. She spends time outdoors planting, watering and generally tending the flowers in our garden. As we move into the Autumn months and beyond, things begin to change. Those plants that flourished in the bright sun and heat now begin to shed their leaves and move […]

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26
Sep

“Be Anxious For Nothing”

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It has been some time since I have written regarding Press Pause Ministries. This has been a fairly busy season of teaching, music and travel. In the midst of it all I have discovered an undercurrent of stress and anxiety shadowing me through these past weeks. Worry is something that I have dealt with in […]

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19
Sep

“Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done…”

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What a wonder it has been to travel across the seas to the far off land of Nigeria and experience the grace and faithfulness of the Lord. Francie and I just returned from Africa having spent a week with those going through the spiritually based leadership process called the Journey. We were there to bring […]

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20
Jul

The Unbreakable Tether Of Love

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“My people, what have I done to you? How have I burdened you? Answer me.” Micah 6:3 “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us […]

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29
Jun

Redefining The Pains Of Labor

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When we had our first child my wife did all the hard work. She carried the weight, dealt with the emotions, felt the labor pains and eventually gave birth to our first daughter. I pretty much stood there and watched. At the time they called my role “coaching”, which entailed standing by and giving signals […]

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30
May

Focused Once More

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“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. Mark 11:22 When my son was small I remember the delight he experienced when I would throw him up in the air. It was a moment when he would scream with a big smile on his face. The words that came out of his mouth were “higher, higher!, and […]

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