Monthly Archives: September 2015

free for the taking, free for the giving

There was once a farmer who had a bumper crop of sweet corn.  He decided to go to the nearest crossroads and sell them a dozen ears of corn per bag.  After he loaded up twenty bags, he drove to … Continue reading

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listening to the Spirit

“Never, ever, ever, ever blow off a prompting from the Holy Spirit.” ~~Bill Hybels God has shown Himself to be the kind of God Who does not stomp, pout, bellow, or shake us as His followers.  He is a jealous … Continue reading

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everlasting

The God of old is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms (Deuteronomy 33:27). During my early walk with God I used to listen to Elisabeth Elliot speak on her radio program, Gateway to Joy.  I didn’t know what … Continue reading

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every day

The Lord will send His faithful love by day; His song will be with me in the night— a prayer to the God of my life (Psalm 42:8 HCSB). Thank you, God, for a new day.  For the brief sunshine … Continue reading

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what comes first?

Recently my “new” church in Nebraska and my “home” church in Illinois have been speaking about the way people come to Christ and how the Church impacts this event. My home church pastor shared about the “radical” idea they had … Continue reading

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owning it

One of the hardest parts about taking a new direction in life is owning what went wrong in the past. I remember the moment during a counseling session, when all of the broken parts of me were spread out like … Continue reading

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on why, how and Who

Seeking to find the “why” in events, experiences, and emotions seems to be how many spend their past time, myself included.  If I could just find the why I would at least have the reason, and with reason comes logic, a … Continue reading

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the weary bride

Lately it would seem that many are finding it hard to bear the burden of being the Church. Headlines read like nothing we have seen before; battles, earthquakes, tsunamis, homelessness, brokenness in spirit and hope, brutality in increasing numbers, disregard … Continue reading

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what do you want?

Pulled like taffy, stretched to be thinner, taller, smarter, prettier, more athletic, funnier, quieter, louder, more to the left or the right.  We are exhausted. I am exhausted.  I long to be what/who is desired and needed by those around … Continue reading

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silencing the static

As our days here on earth continue to be filled with chatter, criticism, foolish conversation, and fluff, I struggle to hear anything.  It’s like someone turned up the static on the station and I cannot get a clear signal. I … Continue reading

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