A Powerful Prayer For A Christian

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Here’s a powerful prayer for every believer as we seek God each day. Part of prayer is about listening. It’s about asking God questions and allowing his word to speak to us. The spirit convicts us, especially as we open … Continued

They Ran Out Of Food… Again

About this time another large crowd had gathered, and the people ran out of food again. (Mark 8:1, Italics added) Do you ever feel like you’re in the same exact rut you were in last year at this time? Maybe … Continued

Beginning (A Poem)

BEGINNING   Beginning is fresh, it gives new life. We take a step, not sure if it’s right. But with risk in mind, we jump on board. It’s just the beginning… Who knows what’s in store.   Beginning so often, … Continued

Ten Ministry Pruning Observations

Pruning is a verb. It requires action. It involves cutting away dead or overgrown branches to increase fruitfulness and growth. You reduce the unwanted parts so there’s room and nutrients to grow more fully. You can’t sort of prune something. … Continued

Let Your Soul Find Rest

I’m all for productivity and discipline. I like the idea of driven. I want to go forward on mission. Still, I can’t help but be a bit overwhelmed here at the beginning of a new year with all the emails, … Continued

Closer

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Might and strength won’t make the new year better.  It will be when we are closer to God’s spirit. …’Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,’ says the LORD Almighty. Zech. 4:6  New ideas alone won’t make … Continued

Eight Habits of Jesus

Jesus had habits. Good, small habits each day help bring about being the person you want to become. Spend your days well and your life will take care of itself. That’s the power of habit. One book I’ve read that has … Continued

The Most Important Aspect In Giving

Here’s a quick, interesting story from Scripture: Jesus sat down near the collection box in the Temple and watched as the crowds dropped in their money. Many rich people put in large amounts. Then a poor widow came and dropped in … Continued

You’re A Distributor, Not A Manufacturer

God alone has all the resources to meet human needs. One of the great stories in Scripture is in Acts 3. Peter and John were walking to the temple when they came across a beggar. Expecting to get some money from them, … Continued

Forgotten Mark Of A True Disciple?

Remember the song, “They will know we are Christians by our love, by our love…?” This song comes from a verse in John 13:35: By this everyone will know that you are my disciples if you love one another. Most Christians … Continued

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