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Reminders & Invitations – Isaiah 55

I don’t know about you but I tend to forget A LOT! In fact, I don’t know how my beautiful wife deals with my lack of short of term memory. It’s not that I can’t remember, its that I choose not to focus. Something else is more important at the moment and so whatever it […]

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Trusting God: Day by Day

“Again the Lord spoke to Ahaz, “Ask a sign of the Lord your God; let it be deep as Sheol or high as heaven.” But Ahaz said, “I will not ask, and I will not put the Lord to the test.” And he said, “Hear then, O house of David! Is it too little for […]

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What’s Your Mission?

“I hope to see you in passing as I go to Spain, and to be on my journey there by you, once I have enjoyed your company for a while… ” – Romans 15:24   “I appeal to you, brothers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to strive together […]

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Would You Take Less for More?

“Better is the little that the righteous has than the abundance of many wicked.” – Psalm 37:16   This Psalm is a BEAUTIFUL reminder of God’s faithfulness and provision in times of distress. Yet, I wonder if there might not be some deeper meaning for us in this verse.   Would we be ok with […]

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Choosing to Worship: singing in our sorrows

“How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?” – Psalm 13:1   Have you ever experienced a similar emotion to David’s? A similar season of pain and doubt? Listen to the questions David asks of the Lord in his pain… How long will you hide your face from me? How long must I wrestle […]

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Possessing the Land…

“Yet the Manassites were not able to occupy these towns, for the Canaanites were determined to live in that region. However, when the Israelites grew stronger, they subjected the Canaanites to forced labor BUT did NOT drive them out completely.” – Joshua 17:12-13 This is the third time in three short chapters that we’re told […]

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The Power of Forgivenness

  “But in these sacrifices there is a reminder of sins every year.” – Hebrews 10:3 Have you experienced the power of being forgiven? We talk much in our current culture of forgiving others, but we forget the cathartic nature of being forgiven ourselves. Maybe that’s why we don’t apologize as much anymore? The biblical […]

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Calm in the Storm

“And leaving the crowd, they took him with them in the boat, just as he was. And other boats were with him. And a great windstorm arose, and the waves were breaking into the boat, so that the boat was already filling. But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke […]

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Prayer & Worship Leading… Why it Matters

“God does nothing except in response to believing prayer.”  John Wesley   Question: Everything rises and falls on what? ____________   As a student of leadership, John Maxwell’s famous intonation that “everything rises and falls on leadership” is burned into my mind, however, as I have grown my answer to the question above has changed.   […]

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