Tag Archives: Restoration

The Jail

I sat down on a cold plastic chair in a narrow beige room; a thick barrier of Plexiglas spanned the table to the ceiling. Tender names of lovers and vulgar epithets were etched on the walls. Loud voices and the … Continue reading

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What Is The Drive-Shaft of Your Life?

“Prepare the way of the Lord; Make straight in the desert A highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted And every mountain and hill brought low; The crooked places shall be made straight And the rough places smooth; The … Continue reading

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The Hunted

…suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice… Acts 9:3,4 The life of Francis Thompson was a downward spiral that landed him on the streets of nineteenth-century London—a useless vagabond, an … Continue reading

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How Do You Spell Relief?

When I kept silent, my bones grew old. ~ King David Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, writer of the Sherlock Homes novels, was quite a prankster.  One day he played a prank on five of the most prominent men in his … Continue reading

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The Call to Worship

Their idols are silver and gold, The work of men’s hands… Those who make them are like them; So is everyone who trusts in them. Psalm 115:4,8 Corporate worship is designed to embed your story in the larger story of redemption, so you’ll … Continue reading

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The Pearl

The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant seeking beautiful pearls, who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had and bought it.  ~Jesus  What is the Summum bonum of life; the value … Continue reading

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Embrace Your Thorn

 …A thorn in the flesh was given to me… And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”  2 Corinthians 12:7,9 Our greatest fulfillment lies in giving ourselves to others. The real … Continue reading

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