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Stories, thoughts and reflections on the Bible from the WSFC Staff.

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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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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