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New Perspective

Recently, I was in a circumstance where God spoke to me in a powerful way. It all started with a feeling I experienced that seemed foreign to me — it was not pleasant or enjoyable. It took me a moment, and then I realized what I was going through was a very real and familiar…

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Growing Heavier

 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30 “Dad, run with me!” I hear…

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2 Timothy 1:7

It was 1990, the summer before I entered high school and I was given the opportunity to get on an airplane with some of my classmates and fly to Washington DC for a tour of our nation’s capital. It was the first time I had been on such a big adventure away my family. Now,…

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Actively Waiting

We all go through times of stress, pain and disappointment. And we all go through those seasons differently. Right now, I would say my stress comes from being in a season of waiting. I have always said, “The hardest thing for a human to do is to wait” and I’ve learned it really is hard!…

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New Year’s Goals

I was asked a couple of days ago if I was going to establish some personal New Year’s GOALS. Writing down goals and/or resolutions are quite common at the start of any year and I’ve always been a fan of doing so. I like setting goals. I like resolving to do things that are important.…

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His Love In and Through Our Lives

“So this is my prayer: that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but well. Learn to love appropriately. You need to use your head and test your feelings so that your love is sincere and intelligent, not sentimental gush. Live a lover’s life, circumspect and exemplary, a life Jesus…

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The Last Minute

Hey, guess what time it is!? It’s the last minute, again. Christmas is just a few days away. It’s time to wrap it up, literally. Fortunately for you, I’m planning to make this little article short so, if you read it, you’ll have a couple of extra minutes to catch up on your Christmas preparations.  Here’s the encouraging thing…

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Learn Who You Are

This last weekend many in our church had a powerful encounter with the Holy Spirit. With each person I had the privilege of praying with, God gave me an awareness that He made each person specific and for a purpose. Each person had a  specific gift to receive and to begin functioning in — you can find…

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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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