When The Ressurected Jesus Doesn’t Show

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Have you been there?  Almost everyone around you is praising God because of some great blessing and you feel skipped over.  All your friends are in blissful relationships while you keep getting rejected.  You have been dealing with sickness for years and your friends were healed after a week.  Your church is in the middle of a spiritual revival but you can’t bring yourself to clap during worship.  Everyone else is living like Jesus rose from the dead but it sure seems like he didn’t, at least … [Read more...]

Your Kindgom Come. Your Will be Done.

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This, then, is how you should pray: 'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.' Matthew 6:9-13 (NIV)   Kingdom Come Jesus’ kingdom is complicated, yet simple. His rule is not yet realized, yet it is fully established. When Jesus came into the world, the … [Read more...]

Becoming: Living a Better Euology

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Today, I wrote another paragraph of my epitaph. You see, tonight I am more of what I will become than I was last night--this week than last; this year than any previous. I just cannot help "becoming". It is ultimate and unavoidable. Every day I live I am becoming now what I will be then. Becoming is really the inescapable daily process of change that occurs in and to us based on the shaping forces we allow to influence us. We are constantly being shaped into what we will become by what … [Read more...]

No Matter What…

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No Matter What... I will choose to praise God! He has never let me down and even in the struggles and in the pain, I know He loves me and will comfort me, protect me, and He loves me!  So even in the darkest, scariest times, I will praise Him- not because life is easy, but because He is worthy! I will love God!   He loved me enough to send His son to die in my place before I even knew Him- so no matter what is going on around me today, I will love Him. I will love Others! I … [Read more...]

Love Me for Me and Not For What I Do.

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For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.  Ephesians 2:8 There is a significant lack of character that represents Jesus in the church today and that is the value of people instead of the value of ministry.  We have lost touch with what it is to value a person no matter what they do or don’t do and instead we have started to value people only for what they do in our churches.  But … [Read more...]

The Presence of Fear – The Pursuit of Peace

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Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. John 14:27  Really? "A real Christian would not be afraid or have fear."  I listened quietly as the person to whom I was speaking uttered this statement. Many times in Scripture we are told "Do not fear" or "Do not be afraid." Jesus KNEW that we would struggle with fear -- it is part of that 'flesh' we deal with this side of eternity … [Read more...]

Keep on Keeping on

A man told me the story I want to share with you today. All his life, even when he was in the Primary School he has had one ambition. It is to be a Minister of the Gospel. So on September 21, 1980, he was ordained a Minister. On his ordination day his father, who also is a Minister of the Gospel gave him a present. It was a gold medal with inscription on both sides. On the one side is written: “To my son Robert on your Ordination to the Gospel Ministry. From Your father Reverend Robert” On the … [Read more...]

A Horrible Blessing

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I want to apologize for not getting something written for a while.  I want you to know I haven’t forgotten about you and honestly, I miss writing when life pulls me away from it.  It is therapeutic for me to write and it stirs in me something I never can quite put my finger on but I just know that when I pour out, somehow I am filled up. How about you?  Do you have something that makes you feel that way?  Can you pour out something to others and then feel so filled up?  I hope so!  It will be … [Read more...]

True Peace

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John 14:27 (NIV84) 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. Just like everything else this world offers us, it is the opposite of what God has to offer us. Our enemy the devil has his own versions that are very good imitations of the things God wants to give us. The enemy works really hard to get us to spend all of our time chasing after these counterfeits instead of seeking the real … [Read more...]

Drawn towards broken people

I recently read these statistics: “If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof overhead and a place to sleep … you are richer than seventy-five percent of this world. If you have money in the bank, in your wallet, and spare change in a dish someplace … you are among the top eight percent of the world’s wealthy.” How many luxuries do we have that we so often take for granted? Let us consider our gifts and say, “Thanks!, I appreciate it, and I am grateful”. From the time … [Read more...]