Embrace the Mess

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Life is messy. People make mistakes.  People make poor choices.  People sin. The fabric of life is corrupted, interrupted, mixed and confused with messages, lies, misinformation, destructive paths, dysfunctional interactions, harmful experiences, and brokenness in indefinite variety. The tapestry of … Continued

Do It Because You Want To

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God does not want your unwilling obedience. If you believe your religious adherence to certain behaviors, practices, rituals, or beliefs is saving, think again. Salvation is a matter of your heart, your soul, your mind, your identity, your whole self … Continued

Choose Freedom Even When It Isn’t Free

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You’ve probably heard the old saying that “Freedom isn’t free.” It’s most often used to remind us of the sacrifices of the men and women who fought and died to establish our nation and then defend it through the course … Continued

God Didn’t Promise Easier, God Promised Better

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God’s answers are always simple, and God’s answers always work. However… …God’s answers are not always easy, and God’s answers are not always unopposed. The fact is, God didn’t promise that following Him would make your life easier — God … Continued

Down, But Never Out

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Don’t be surprised when the enemy hits you when you are down. One of the key strategies of the enemy is to wait until you are weak, depressed, sad, grieving, angry, frustrated, hungry, oppressed, sick, in a bad mood, struggling, … Continued

One Voice Can Make a Difference

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One voice can make a difference. It is easy to look at circumstances, to evaluate your chances of success, and to question why you would risk failure or go against the odds.  It’s common to wait for someone else to … Continued

Following the Way, Understanding the Truth, Living the Life

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As Jesus neared the end of His life on earth, His disciples became more and more concerned that Jesus said He was going to leave them.  They had dropped so much to follow Him, and yet here they were coming to … Continued

The Power of a Positive Response

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No matter what the situation, God is calling you to respond with love, compassion, forgiveness, mercy, grace, and understanding. Jesus put it this way, “You have heard the law that says the punishment must match the injury: ‘An eye for … Continued

Complex, Flawed, and Victorious

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Every life is a story. Every person is a book worth reading. Every human is a complex collage of influences, decisions, and experiences. So, if you are letting your dark and complex past define you, if you are looking at … Continued

Boldly Declare Grace

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Shame. Guilt. Fear. Judgment. Condemnation. Punishment. Isolation. For thousands of years these have been the prescription for and the expected result of sin. They have been codified in legal systems, embedded culturally in societies, and preached from pulpits the world … Continued

Run Your Race

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Run your race — or, as it is stated in the book of Hebrews, “Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us” – Hebrews 12 There are three messages here. RUN your race. Don’t walk, sit, … Continued