A Closer Walk: Renunciation and Following Jesus

I have thought on the word “discipleship” a great deal in recent years. If I had to describe, in one word, this journey of mine it has all come down to the word: RENUNCIATION. The dictionary gives this simple definition of renunciation: abnegation, denial, forsaking, giving up, self-abnegation, self-denial, self-renunciation. Tough words. Sometimes painful. Always…

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A Closer Walk: Escape to An Awesome Savior!

I grew up with condemnation and criticism. It was well meant (sometimes) but still, it’s tough to breathe in that world. Tougher still, to grow into the decent and kind person, you want to be. All you can “think” in that atmosphere is, escape… I have to escape. Yeah, rejection is a powerful toxin—and verbal…

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A Closer Walk: God Never Plays Games With Us

God never plays games with us. He never lies to us. He always shoots straight with us. I believe that is why Jesus plainly said, “And no one can be my disciple who does not carry his own cross and follow me. But DON’T BEGIN until you count the cost…” Luke 14:27-28What could be plainer…

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Memories

  I hear You LORD… Your call to climb; To reach bright destiny’s higher heights. How do I climb, when hands of mine; Are gripping baggage from long gone days? Childhood’s hopes, for what might have been Your only answer, “Climb or die.” Climb or die? What choice is that? What kind of Love can…

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A CLOSER WALK: Ripples

  Like ripples on a pond your life affects the people around you. This was one of the hardest lessons for me to learn as I was growing up. There were times when I wanted to do what I wanted to do and I didn’t want to feel responsible to (or for) anyone else. I…

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