A Closer Walk: Standing Barefoot With My Failures At The Cross

Some of us in the church are so quick to spread the sins and failures of others, aren’t we? We love to talk, especially about the latest dudes who blew it. It might be the kid who was just arrested for dealing drugs. The next door neighbor’s unmarried daughter, who we just discovered is pregnant.…

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Never Losing The Light: Weary and Worn Mariner

Oh, Beloved, I see how weary you have become. You have warred a “good warfare” but there is a limit to all that body, mind, and spirit can take. Day (and especially) at night—your enemy mercilessly attacks. You wonder at your despair? You wonder, “Why hasn’t this changed yet? Where is my relief?”—yes? Yes. But…

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Part 1: Is God Whispering Or Shouting?

Is God whispering your name? Is He? This storm you’re in—could it be that God isn’t whispering but actually shouting to you? It could be. It might be. I wonder. “Do heroes know when they are heroic? Rarely. Are historic moments acknowledged when they happen? You know the answer to that one. (If not, a…

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A Closer Walk: Is This Abundant?

I sat in my ashes each day thinking, “Is this what God calls abundant?” I really wanted to experience the abundant life Jesus spoke of, but how in the world was I supposed to look at the shambles my life had become, and see it as abundance? I was raised believing in a God who was…

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