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Awakened to the Spirit

Around this time of year about 16 years ago, I was invited to a WSFC retreat in Cannon Beach, Oregon. I was at a point in my life where I was desperate for more of Jesus. It wasn’t that I had completely gone off the rails spiritually or anything dramatic, but more like I was…

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Does Prayer Work?

Sometimes I find myself asking if God really hears me when I pray. I have moments when I am asking and praying but things aren’t happening. I have been frustrated, angry, sad and even depressed by what I am not seeing. It can be disappointing when you feel like you are crying out and you…

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Ask for Promises

There have been moments and seasons where I have felt overwhelmed by my circumstances. I easily get lost in the fog of my doubts and fears. It’s tough to live as citizens of Heaven on Earth. We live in this tension of now but not yet. We have access to the hope and peace the…

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Look Him in the Eye

Let me encourage you today.  When I was a boy my dad taught me a valuable habit.  When he had an instruction or a correction to give, he taught me to look him in the eye and listen.  It was a bit intimidating at first for an eleven year old kid, but as I got in…

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The Jesus Attitude

Following Jesus leads us into a new kind of life, a new point of view, and new attitudes for daily success.  “Old things have passed away.  Behold [watch and see] all things have become new.”  (2 Corinthians 5:17) When you focus on Jesus you’ll see the new attitudes He has for you in life.  Matthew…

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Hello Good People

Hello Good People,   I say “good people” and it reminds of something the apostle Peter said in Acts 10.  He had been sharing the Gospel at Cornelius’s house. Cornelius was a Gentile (i.e.: non-Jew, outsider). Peter, previously conditioned to not relate with Gentiles, was convicted by the Lord through a dream and now “realized how true it…

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Just as Much

This weekend we celebrate Labor Day and usher in the unofficial end of Summer.  It’s a time when activities start to ramp up, calendars start to be filled, kids are sent back into their classrooms and we pack up all of the white clothes we own.  It’s hard work, but it’s good work.  And while…

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Be Honest With God

Seasons are a part of life on earth. Depending on where you live you can experience the high temperatures of summer and within the same year, the low temperatures of winter. This is true with our lives as well. There are times when we feel great, everything is going well and if feels like nothing…

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Seasons

There is something so strange to me about the middle to end of August. There is always the tension between the end of a season and the beginning of a new one. I am so excited for Fall and all the fun things that come with it (cooler weather, am I right?!), but there is…

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Hidden in the House

I read the WRONG Scripture passage this morning. Let me explain. I misread the reference for todays reading in my Pause Bible Reading Plan. I went to SECOND Kings chapter 11 instead of FIRST Kings chapter 11. Oddly, I was not only an entire book off, but I later realized I was also an entire…

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