Tag: ministry

Stubborn But Still Called

I don’t know about you but I have this tendency to be incredibly stubborn at times. You know like when I am comfortable and God is calling me into the uncomfortable places. Maybe you know this struggle? In a perfect world, I would be the one that would make everything happen, behind the scenes, you

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Where does the story start?

It was a hot humid summer night, you know the kind, where your clothes stick to you and we had just arrived in New Orleans for our missions trip. We were standing outside and in that place I prayed the prayer that would change the trajectory of my life forever. It was July 2000, that

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New Year, New Verse

This past year, the verse for the year was Psalms 1:3 “He shall be like a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That brings forth its fruit in its season, Whose leaf also shall not wither;And whatever he does shall prosper.” For me it was a season of putting down roots and being planted. It has been

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When good isn’t God….

I don’t know about you but I often have these grand plans to do things, things that are good, things that will help people, that can transform a generation (well at least in my mind) and sometimes I get so caught up in my mind that I forget to listen to what God’s plans are.

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Ready to be Molded

He said, “Can I not do with you, Israel, as this potter does?” declares the Lord. “Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand, Israel. (Jeremiah 18:6) When I see a verse come up more than one time in a week, it is usually a reason to stop for

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In my mind or in my heart

Recently I was reading a book and I read a quote that struck me. “You could memorize the entire Bible and be able to discuss minute issues of biblical scholarship and yet fail to experience the truths found in its pages” (Seven Realities for Experiencing God: How to Know and Do the Will of God).

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The Nations are calling…

You know that feeling, urging to do something. You know like Moana and being drawn to the ocean. Over the years I have had this urge that draws me, speaks to me and drives me slightly crazy. Maybe you know what I mean, when the thoughts can’t stop, and distract you from other things. When

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The Power of Our Words

The tongue has the power of life and death,     and those who love it will eat its fruit. Provers 18:21 We grew up saying the little saying “sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me.” You know as little children on the playground we were taught that when another child

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