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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Surrendering A Dream For A God Sized More

Oh, the agony and the ecstasy of surrendering a dream! I’ve learned so much about dreams. They don’t “just happen” for one thing. They are often years and years of long hours (Twelve years to be exact!) and many hours of very hard work. They are a gift from God, yes. But… They must always be…

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Picture It: I’m Living My Dream!

Picture it. I am living in my dream-city just a hop, skip, and a jump from Seattle, Washington. A city cut right out of the forest. Everything, everywhere, is GREEN. Tall lush evergreens cover most of the landscape with flowering shrubs, wild ferns, and thick lush mosses, carpeting forest floors. No wonder they call it…

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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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