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Learning to Wait

Richard Foster, in Celebration of Discipline, says, “Superficiality is the curse of our age. The doctrine of instant satisfaction is a primary spiritual problem. The desperate need today is not for a greater number of intelligent people, or gifted people, … Continue reading

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This is Your Moment

“There is a tide in the affairs of man which must be taken at the crest.” – Shakespeare What does soul-intimacy with Jesus look like to you? Have you ever imagined what that kind of relationship with Jesus might feel … Continue reading

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Simple Prayer Podcast

Pray without ceasing. – Saint Paul A Pew Research Center survey conducted in 2014 found that 45% of Americans – and a majority of Christians (55%) – say they rely a lot on prayer and personal religious reflection when making … Continue reading

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The Divine Echo

“You are an unceasing spiritual being with an eternal destiny in God’s great universe.” – Dallas Willard In the summer of 2013 I hiked the Oregon section of the Pacific Crest Trail. It was 440 miles through the Cascade Mountains … Continue reading

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No Turning Back

The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which someone found and hid; then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. Matthew 13:44 The common impression that folks in … Continue reading

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The Salt and Light Company

You are the salt of the earth. You are the light of the world.  –Jesus We all know what happens when a revolutionary party suddenly finds itself in power. It’s one thing to shout angrily from the sidelines, but quite another … Continue reading

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To Tell the Truth

“Men occasionally stumble on the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened.” – Winston Churchill You can’t handle the truth! – Jack Nicholson All character flaws involve self-deception. What’s sobering about … Continue reading

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Extra Grace Required

Everyone has a family member that is hard to love. If you don’t know who that particularly challenging-to-love person is, chances are it is you. It is quite sobering to imagine that I am someone’s hard to love person. In … Continue reading

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Killing Giants

 “Sometimes fear does not subside, and we must choose to do it afraid.”  ~Elisabeth Elliot When have you been most afraid? I could tell you about breaking my leg in the wilderness and lying on the ground for two days … Continue reading

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Holes to Heaven

Fallen! Fallen is Babylon the Great!…Come out of her, my people, so that you will not share in her sins, so that you will not receive any of her plagues… Revelation 18:2,4 Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and … Continue reading

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