Becoming People of Prayer

How much time do you spend in prayer each day? I once read that D.L. Moody spent up to 8 hours a day in prayer. That has always challenged me. I’ve been…

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When a Father Wound Defines You

I have said it before and I will say it again. I am comforted—deeply so—by the fact that God put so many misfits and insecure people in the Bible and then accomplished…

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Bring on the Substitute

If you are interested in sports, the term substitute might imply “second-best” in your vocabulary. Those who are not included in the starting five for basketball or the starting eleven for soccer…

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I know the first reaction of many to the prior phrase is that it is mere “click bait”.  It’s not. I literally mean, everyone longs to be naked.  If we go back…

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What is Healthy Faith vs. Spiritual Bypassing?

Events in the world have been hard. And, when things get hard, our faith gets tested. So, what does healthy faith look like when it feels like the world is falling apart?…

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Words Can Hurt: 8 Ways We Wound Others

2020 will be known for many things. But it won’t be remembered as the Year of Thoughtful Words. Careful and kind communication seem rare these days. In the culture, media, and the church,…

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Snapping Turtles

I hope you had a refreshing weekend.  I did, though I found myself spending a lot of time thinking about Chelydra serpentina, the common snapping turtle, which is found throughout the ponds…

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The Potential Perils of Self (ie)-Esteem

The hunt for self-esteem is everywhere. Advice on how to achieve it can be found in parenting articles, business coaching, and the self-help section of every bookstore. According to the Harvard Business Review: Self-esteem…

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Advent: A Hopeful Story

What’s on your Christmas wish list this year? Is there one item in particular that you’re hoping to receive? (Rule out the fact that, as an adult, you could probably acquire this…

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Defeating Your Past

Do you ever feel like your faults, failures and past sins disqualify you from being used by God? Sometimes those voices that tell me those things get so overpowering that I start…

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