• You have to let go of your good-enough 'god' before taking hold of your more-than-enough GOD!

    Letting Go Of A ‘Good-Enough god’

    Letting Go Of A ‘Good-Enough god’ Recently I read a familiar passage of scripture in Luke that has been echoing in my mind and spirit for a while now. This morning I felt as though the Lord kept bringing it to mind again as I …

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  • Hope Against Hope - Romans 4:18

    Hope Against Hope

    “In hope against hope he believed…” Romans 4:18 That phrase right there. “In hope against hope…” That phrase has probably been the single most intriguing phrase in all of scripture for me. It isn’t necessarily my favorite passage, but it is one of two verses that …

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  • John 1:5 - The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.

    When The Light Shines Into Your Darkness

    When The Light Shines Into Your Darkness A couple of months ago I was in prayer for a dear friend who had been experiencing an exceptionally long dark season in their life. It seemed like there was a cloud of gloom that was constantly blocking …

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  • We will walk on streets of gold.

    We will walk on streets of gold.

    We will walk on streets of gold. Revelation 21:21 gives this familiar description of the place we call heaven, “And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; each one of the gates was a single pearl. And the street of the city was pure gold, like …

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  • Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar - "I know why the caged bird sings..."

    Sympathy by Paul Laurence Dunbar

    Sympathy – by Paul Laurence Dunbar “I know why the caged bird sings” Last night around midnight I finished a book which borrowed its title from a line in this poem. After looking up the poem and reading it, I knew I had to share …

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  • Ministry is often God's redemption of pain.

    Ministry is often God’s Redemption of Pain

    Ministry is often God’s Redemption of Pain Everyone Experiences Pain This particular post is one that I’ve been holding onto for months. I’ve started writing it a couple of times, but it just has never felt right. This morning during my devotion time, God brought …

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    What I Did On Labor Day – Photo Journal

    Taking a brief break from all the more serious topics just to enjoy living for a day. It’s a little sad sometimes that I take so few pictures. Having spent nearly a decade working as a professional photographer, you might expect that I photograph everything …

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  • Let us not lose heart in doing good - Galatians 6:9 - Your harvest has a due date!

    Your Harvest Has a Due Date – Galatians 6:9

    Your Harvest Has  a Due Date Did I mention My Wife is Pregnant?!? As I think about things that have due dates, I suppose that the first thing that comes to mind is my wife who is currently about 2 1/2 months along with our …

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  • The day you learn to say 'No' to what currently is, ...is the day you unlock the possibility of all that could be.

    5 Divine Days – Day 2 – The Day You Learn to Say No

    The Day You Learn to Say No I’ve never met a toddler who wasn’t fluent in the artful language of saying ‘NO’. Please pick up your toys… “No!” It’s time to lay down for a nap.  ”No!” Eat your food.  ”No! Sometimes it seems like …

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  • The Most Painful Horrible Awesome Beautiful Choice

    The Most Painful Horrible Awesome Beautiful Choice

    He was surrounded by people who would be responsible for his brutal murder in just a few short hours. Throughout His brief time on earth, He had emptied Himself again and again, pouring out His very life for the benefit of others. Now, at this …

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