Clarify My Message

Go ahead—sing your new song to the Lord!Let everyone in every language sing him a new song.Don’t stop! Keep on singing! Make his name famous!Tell everyone every day how wonderful he is.Give them the good news of our great Savior.Take the message of his glory and miracles to every nation.Tell them about all the amazing…

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My New Best Friend… Jones.

“Most folks figure a best friend accepts them as they are–but that’s dangerous garbage to believe… The kid that works the local fast food restaurant accepts you for who you are–because he doesn’t care anything about ya! But a true friend holds you to a higher standard. A true friend brings out the best in…

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Reborn Christmas

What if this is the year your Christmas is reborn? What if Jesus is “the answer” you have been seeking all of your life? What if He really is, The Son of God? In his book, What If It’s True?, Charles Martin asks these questions, “What if every single word of this story is absolutely…

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Mentor of… An Awful Grace

How would today’s Church receive a man (and mentor) like Job? A man who is remembered for his deep lamenting of the awful grace of God. Would we shun him or attempt to correct him as his “friends” did? (I wonder.) Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the modern worship songs we sing. For example,…

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Soul Empty

It was forty years ago, but I can still remember that inner-hollow-weariness I felt when I arrived at the place I call, “Soul-Empty.” That was the day I decided–I was going to end my life. I was physically, emotionally, and spiritually exhausted. I saw nothing but an endless wilderness of pain-filled days ahead of me.…

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Butterfly Dreams

My dad used to accuse me of “butterfly thinking” and I wonder if that was because he just couldn’t get used to this girl–who was such a dreamer! I lived in my imagination as a kid. I didn’t have access to all the great stuff that kids have today, and so, games from my imagination…

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Vulnerability, Clarity And The Light

“Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy, courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, empathy, accountability, and authenticity. If we want greater clarity in our purpose or deeper and more meaningful spiritual lives, vulnerability is the path.” ―Brené Brown, Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We…

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Remembering Our Primary Mission

“Let us remember, as people of faith, that our primary mission is not to have a political ideology, it’s to change the world so that every man, woman, boy, and girl can experience true freedom.” – Mike Huckabee “God created things which had free will. That means creatures which can go wrong or right. Some…

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Relentlessly Tender Shepherd

“… Jesus is the conquering King and the Good Shepherd. He has power over death. But he also has a soft spot for the Mary Magdalene’s of the world. The regal hero is relentlessly tender.” —Max Lucado, Unshakable Hope I prayed and pondered for weeks about the opening post of this series because I wanted…

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Why Two Witnesses?

But if his heart is closed to you, then go to him again, taking one or two others with you. You’ll be fulfilling what the Scripture teaches when it says, ‘Every word may be verified by the testimony of two or three witnesses.  Matthew 18: 16 TPT I think there are some folks who are…

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