Fruitfulness: The Essential Dove

“I am the sprouting vine and you’re my branches. As you live in union with me as your source, fruitfulness will stream from within you—but when you live separated from me you are powerless.”  John 15: 5 TPT I did a lot of crashing and burning before I learned, AND BELIEVED, how essential the Holy…

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Our Father’s Heart

Since Jesus only did what the Father instructed Him to do, why would our Father’s heart be, to use such lost souls (as the disciples) to start a revolution of love? I’ve asked myself that question more than once, because you see, I have come to realize that Jesus just doesn’t “see” people the way…

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Shepherd-King: Our Call To Go Low

For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called:   1 Corinthians 1: 26 KJV My heart can hardly fathom a Shepherd-King. The King-of-kings, mind you, becoming a shepherd? Why? Can you imagine it? Talk about your oxymoron! The One who…

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Loving the Jive-walkin’ Smack-talkin’ Dudes

I have chosen him and I will tell everyone about the wonderful ways he rescues me. Psalm 73: 28 TLB Jesus can sure hand out some tough assignments! Like loving those jive-walkin’, smack-talkin’ dudes, that are perishing, and don’t even believe it. Man, it’s tough some days to “love” some folks! (You, too?) You know…

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A Closer Walk: Looking At Loss Realistically

I am trying to become more pragmatic about loss; trying to see it more realistically. In our part of the world loss is treated with shock-n-awe headlines—fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, all banner headline-makers. But are we seeing loss realistically? And, more importantly, are we seeing it Biblically? I am beginning to wonder. Learning to let…

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