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How we relate to God, ourselves, others, and the world can get way off course pretty quickly, right? That’s why Jesus is the center! He entered into time and space to rescue and save us. Amazing grace!

A Way to Live

A Way to Live

  Some may come to faith in God and to love, without a conscious attachment to Jesus. Both Nature and good men besides Jesus may lead us to God. They who seek God with all their hearts must, however, some day on their way meet Jesus. ~ Heinrich Weinel, Jesus in the Nineteenth Century and

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Giving Thanks in the Small Things

Some days I pick up a camera and it’s a hammer. The lens is my ink, for cameras have sensor eyes, and pixels record. I slide it into a pocket, a thin point-and-shoot, and find another way to chronicle, to force the lids open; another way to receive the moment with thanks reverential. When he comes in from

Keep your eyes on God in the middle of the hard stuff! Pray and fast for His answers. He will answer! Come share your thoughts on how Queen Esther handled her scary situation and how we can follow her example.

How to Lose Control and Keep the Faith

  Cue the Queen Esther is the scriptural role model for how to control what you should and trust God with what you can’t. And, more importantly, how to decide which is which! Esther was a stunningly beautiful Jewish orphan who became the replacement for Queen Vashti, the wife of King Xerxes. She had a

No matter what you are struggling with or suffering today, the Lord is with you. The words of holy Scripture are for our guidance, instruction, hope, comfort, and so much more. Cling to Him!

It’s Never Too Late for God to Redeem

  In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace that He lavished on us. — Ephesians 1:7-8 NIV I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you,

Wild at Heart: No More Mr. Nice Guy

Adventure, with all its requisite danger and wildness, is a deeply spiritual longing written into the soul of man. The masculine heart needs a place where nothing is prefabricated, modular, nonfat, zip lock, franchised, on-line, microwavable. Where there are no deadlines, cell phones, or committee meetings. Where there is room for the soul. Where, finally,

None of us have lives that are perfectly put together. Thank Jesus that those are exactly the people Jesus goes straight toward! He wants you, He loves you, He lived for you, He died for you! Your prayer, wordy or not, simple or not, is heard by Him!

Paradise in a Garbage Dump

  Jesus wasn’t drawn to the people whose lives were perfectly put together. (Actually, those people never existed.) Jesus was drawn to people whose lives weren’t all together. People just like us. In fact, some of the people He interacted with were a real mess. Think about the story of the thief on the cross.

Alone with Jesus. Isn’t that a beautiful thought? He would speak to you with love, with compassion, with tenderness, with acceptance, and with a charge to live the life you were born to live.

When Judgment Gets in the Way

  Caught in the Act Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. At dawn He appeared again in the temple courts, where all the people gathered around Him, and He sat down to teach them. The teachers of the law and the Pharisees brought in a woman caught in adultery. They made her stand before

I am with you always

You Don’t Have to Suffer Alone

I broaden the path beneath you so that your ankles do not turn. This shows how intricately I am involved in your life-journey. I know exactly what is before you, and I can alter the path ahead of you to make your way easier. Sometimes I enable you to see what I have done on

The enemy has come at us to separate us from God with lies from the beginning of time. The number one way we can combat his lies is by knowing the Word of God and not letting him confuse us when he bends it! The truth will set us free!

Old Lies, New Truth

  If we are going to demolish our strongholds, we have to recognize the power that lies have over us. Are you also a prisoner, missing out on the life you want but believe you can never have? You crave close relationships but are paralyzed by the fear of rejection. You want to try something

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