Vignettes—Impossible

“It would take a miracle,” he said as he slowly sat on a rickety chair in front of the fireplace. He set his cell phone on the end table and looked at his friend. “It’s hopeless. Nothing is going to change.” His friend joined him and watched the glowing embers. He sat silent for a […]

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Prayer Journey—Clarity

Make yourself clear to me dear God. Make your presence known to me. Like the many waters of a clear lake, wash your refreshing water over me. Drench me in the knowledge of you. Soak me through and through with your peace. Satisfy my thirst with your living water. The seas have lifted up, LORD, […]

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Sunday Praise

Make glad the soul of Your servant,For to You, O Lord, I lift up my soul.For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive,And abundant in lovingkindness to all who call upon You. – Psalm 86:4-5 (NASB)

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Friday Faith

But the man from whom the demons had gone out was begging Him that he might accompany Him; but He sent him away, saying, “Return to your house and describe what great things God has done for you.” So he went away, proclaiming throughout the whole city what great things Jesus had done for him. […]

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Appreciating God’s Word

I have been reading Nate Gordon’s book, Airborne at the End of the Earth. It’s a great book filled with stories about Nate’s experience as a pilot working to reach people groups scattered throughout Papua. The stories are moving. Nate writes about experiencing the response of these people groups to receiving God’s word printed in […]

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Prayer Journey —Trust

I wait for things to change, but it continues with more of the same. When will it end? I lift up my prayers. I plead with God, but he tells me, “Do you trust me?” It gives me pause. Do I trust God to act in His time? Do I trust that he is in […]

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Friday Faith

Now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require from you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and love Him, and to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and to keep the LORD’S commandments and His statutes which I am […]

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Managing Complaints in Church

There is something about complaining that is contagious. It seems if one person complains, then soon there are more people complaining about the same thing. This can cause a community to slip into a lack of contentment, criticizing those in leadership and wishing to go back to “when things were so much better.” I have […]

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