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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A Decided Heart

I decided to go down to the valley streams where the orchards of the king grow and mature. I longed to know if hearts were opening. Are the budding vines blooming with new growth? Has their springtime of passionate love arrived? Song of Songs 6:11 TPT I have been pondering the question, “What does it…

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On My Knees

Then a hand touched me and set me on my hands and knees. I was so afraid that I was shaking. The man in the vision said to me, “Daniel, God loves you very much… Then the man said to me, “Daniel, do not be afraid. Some time ago you decided to get understanding and…

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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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A Closer Walk: Looking For Pain’s Logic

I could see the logic. I mean, there are awful things going on in the world… and there are Christians who are suffering… dying… everywhere. Where had I gotten the idea that the Bible taught I would always be kept safe from trouble? When I started to search the scriptures again, it painted an honest…

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Called To This?

I have not been called to this. The easy chair. (Or, the easy crowd.) Though I confess? There are days I wish I were. Simply put, God has called me to the Prodigal-Church. You know, the ones referred to as: The Messy-misfits. The Raucous-runaways. The Wrecked and Wounded. The “ones” who have heard it all…

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