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On This Good Friday

As most of us Christians know and recognize, Good Friday is anything but a good day. Instead, the day we remember every Friday before Easter Sunday was a day of torture and death. It was a day filled with sorrow and despair, doubt and fear. It was a day when everything the followers of Christ […]

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Remembrance :: Lent 2015

Remember. This is the word that keeps coming to mind for me this season of Lent. As we are nearing the end of Lent, finding ourselves in the middle of Holy Week, I would like to share with you what I’ve come to find so powerful about remembrance and this command to remember in Scripture. […]

If You Can’t Say Somethin’ Nice . . .

>Sometimes I wish God would just make me mute whenever I’m about to say something I shouldn’t. I’d open my mouth to say the inappropriate thing that my brain convinces my mouth needs to be said and . . . silence. That would be heavenly! Or maybe, just as my mouth is beginning to form […]

Lent

>Wednesday, March 9th is Ash Wednesday. Ash Wednesday kicks off 40 days of Lent. Lent is the journey of repentance, sacrifice, and penitence that culminates in the acceptance and acknowledgment of the Grace of Easter. Lent is about our awareness of sin, identifying with Jesus, and recognizing our need for a Saviour, even today. It […]

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Lest We Forget

>I should be blogging about Christmas/Holiday stuff tonight. After all, Christmas is less than a week away. But no. Instead, as the Christmas celebrations commence and another year dawns on the near horizon may we not forget to tell the stories of atrocities that have occurred in the past–Darfur, Chernobyl, Hitler, The Civil War, Rwanda, […]

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Jesus Makes All the Difference

Who Jesus was and what He did are integral to a lifestyle of faith. Believing in Him, Getting saved, Giving Him your heart, Converting, Being born again . . . whatever you want to call it makes the difference between a life marked by faith or that marked by philanthropy. Here’s the thing, I had […]

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Heartland Conference–Wes Bartel

> Wes Bartel – Session 1 from Heartland Ministry Network on Vimeo. He says everything I ever want to say, better than I ever could. As I watched this video, I took two pages of notes and couldn’t stop myself from saying things like,“Hallelujah!”, “So True!”, “Right On!”, “Yes, Yes!” . . . over and […]

TRUE RELIGION: Taking Pieces of Heaven to Places of Hell on Earth

> I’ve had this book on my shelf for a couple of months and finally got around to reading it just a little over a week ago. It’s a fairly short book and easy to read, but it took me a while to get through it. I couldn’t stop weeping. Seriously, I grabbed it up […]

Gogurt Tubes and Jesus’ Love

>My son loves to repurpose all kinds of “containers” (and I use that term loosely) into water bottles. He hardly enjoys drinking water out of glasses, but give him something like, oh . . . a pill bottle, and he’ll drink water out of it all day long, making about 50,000 trips to the sink […]

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In the Tension Between Church and God

>I’m living in the tension between the Church and God. I’m not angry with the Church. I’m not hurt. I don’t have any personal vendetta against the organized Church. I’m not jaded. I’m just kind of . . . done. But not really. It’s hard to explain. A couple weeks back I had a conversation […]

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