Your Unique Story

Quit holding out. Mark Batterson, The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto, Chase the Lion Once upon a time I had a bookstore. For years I spoke to people, prayed for people, listened to their hearts when they wanted to share. Everyone has a story. Every story is part of your own unique journey. It may be cracked or…

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Lion Chaser’s Paradox

Live for the applause of nail-scarred hands. Mark Batterson, The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto, Chase the Lion If you intend to live for the applause of nail-scarred hands you are going to have to loose your hold on preconceived notions of perfection and performing for people. This can be extremely painful to learn. Especially if you…

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Standing on Bedrock

During these tense days, and (sometimes) sleepless nights, I am so thankful that the Word of God is the bedrock for my life. I was having another one of those “sleepless nights,” so this morning, I got up at 3:30 a.m. and picked up my bible. I wanted to plant my feet someplace where I…

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Dear Charles, Take Two

Dear Charles, Read this story in 1 day. Couldn’t put it down. A thousand times, “Thank you.” Hollywood will be lining up–because this one has GOT to be a movie! (And I can hardly wait for the next installment!) God bless the work of your hands sir. Buy it, you won’t be sorry! Read it.…

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Navigating Storm “covid-19”

“[It is] our inclination to replace Jesus’ call to deny ourselves, take up our crosses and follow him. We replace his call with a self-serving path in which we deny our neighbors, take up our comforts and follow our dreams.” –Scott Sauls Navigating stormy seas, especially those storms when expectations are not met in ways…

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Oh, Revive Us!

Oh, revive us! Then your people can rejoice in you again. Psalm 85:6 TLB There is nothing more frustrating than the feeling of praying to heavens made of brass. The Prophet Jeremiah knew what this was like. In the third chapter of Lamentations, he raises this lament, He shuts me in so I’ll never get…

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Decree Victories

They did not conquer by their own strength and skill, but by your mighty power and because you smiled upon them and favored them. You are my King and my God. Decree victories for your people. Psalms 44:3-4 TLB As I thought about the above verse (and writing this post) I began wondering what the…

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From Wounded Hearts…

When I was young destroyer came… My heart to crush–my dreams to maim. It is the same for all who dream, A plan is hatched–an evil scheme… ~~~ To break a life and hope’s destroy, For every little girl and boy. And Devil says, “Ah hah! I’ve won!” Their dreams are dead; future undone! ~~~…

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Compassionate Tenderness

When I imagine what Jesus is like I think of words like compassionate and tenderness. I see Him writing in the dust before the Pharisees and the woman caught in the act of adultery. I see Him stopping on the roadside to heal a blind man that everyone else ignores, or feeding an enormous crowd…

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Promises That Will Never Fail You

“God never made a promise that was too good to be true.” ―Dwight L. Moody The promises you put your confidence in are only as good as the one making them, right? Right. So when Psalm 138 says, I praise your name for your unfailing love and faithfulness; for your promises are backed by all the…

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