With so many of us sequestered away from what once constituted our normal lives, I would like to share something that the Father has been speaking to me about in my own life. Let me share a word today about something many of us routinely battle: fragile nets. “Simon Peter went aboard and hauled the net…

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Jeff Lyle

Hi, everyone. Have you caught your breath since the Corona-chaos hit the globe? I think I am beginning to. All of us have been rocked by this tiny microbe that has brought the planet to a grinding halt. My own bout with cancer was already draining some of my mental resources and – BAM –…

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Nobody ruins my day.  Nobody steals my hope. Nobody makes me angry. Nobody robs me of joy.  As a matter of fact I am fully capable of doing all of that on my own, and would like to step up and say that when my day is ruined, when I am afraid or angry, or…

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If you happen to have it all together, then I congratulate you and ask for you to pardon me for what is written below.  If you do not have it all together, then I hope you will be helped by a prayer I wrote this morning to our faithful and true Father.  I love Him…but…

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figuring it out as I go

You woke up with something motivating you today. We rarely pause to consider it deeply, but something drives us.  It is an intangible, invisible force pulsing somewhere inside of you and it facilitates how you are living out your life. Even the demotivated, the unstirred, apathetic and lazy person is motivated – these people are…

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What a whirlwind season this has been and is becoming. Many thanks to all of you who have shown support since my cancer diagnosis. I have another surgery scheduled for this Friday to remove a second area where they have found it, but the rest of my body looks squeaky clean. Praise the Lord. The…

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With my last few posts being focused on the cancer diagnosis I received a few weeks ago, I wanted to post something today with a little bit more of an encouraging vibe to it. Before doing so, let me say thank you to all of you who have ministered to me and my family as…

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We received the plan from the oncologist this week, and thought it would be good to post it here for those who are praying for me. I feel great and have just about fully recovered from the surgery. My radiation treatments begin on March 2nd and are scheduled to last for 6 weeks (5 days…

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On Sunday, I was not able to be in our church services, but Amy and the kids were. Amy was invited to give an update about how we were doing as a family with the cancer diagnosis that had come just 48 hours earlier. I was watching on the Livestream and found her words so…

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Here is the latest update on the new journey upon which I find myself walking in trust. I apologize to my deaf friends as I am working from home and do not have the captioning software to add the text to the video on my home computer. I may be working out of the house…

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Hi, everyone. I just wanted to post a quick note this morning and let you know that I will head into surgery in a few hours. The hospital called late Monday night and told us that the surgery had been bumped up from an afternoon slot to a morning slot. Amy and I will arrive…

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For those who follow Jesus wherever He wisely chooses to lead, there will be seasons in the shadowed valley. Not every measured time period in our lives will be lived out atop the mountain of victory. Part of our call to faith-filled lives of trust and obedience in Jesus require that we are piercingly tested…

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Hey, everyone. We shared with our church family some news that came to me recently about a medical challenge I am facing. The video below brings us up to date. I hope you will watch it and pray for me. Also, if you are on Facebook, join the group (Lyle Breakthrough Group) that our media…

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My son is one of the most animated people I know. We love Landon’s enthusiasm and zest for life. Granted, there were times when he was younger when we considered slipping a sedative in his Gatorade to mellow him, but normally we are blessed by how funny and entertaining he is. Since he was very…

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When the Sunday worship gatherings come to an end, somebody is assigned to turn off the lights and to lock the doors at the church. Those rooms where, just a few hours before, there echoed vibrancy, truth, life, celebration, joy and power…now sit in stillness, darkness and silence. More than once in my twenty-plus years…

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“Let Your work be shown to your servants, and Your glorious power to their children.  Let the favor of the Lord our God be upon us, and establish the work of our hands upon us; yes, establish the work of our hands!” – Psalm 90:16-17 Psalm 90 is a good one for the beginning of…

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Sometimes a verse in the Bible will get inside of you in a way that it becomes impossible to shake. Not that we would ever want to shake off something in the Word of God, but there are seasons where the Holy Spirit will tattoo your heart and mind with a verse that just stays…

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Over the last few years I have been led by God to place a strong private and public emphasis on what the Scripture teaches concerning the person and work of God the Spirit. For some, this shift in my  public emphasis was a struggle over the years, as most of my history was rooted in…

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These days it seems that so many Christians from various backgrounds and cultures are all sensing the same thing: the beginnings of true revival are occurring. It is common for us to hear, “Revival is coming!” That noncommittal anecdote leaves plenty of latitude for us to shrug for years if true Revival never actually arrives.…

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Wishing all of you an enriching Christmastime and a bountiful year to come! I plan to resume writing after the New Year and new decade begins. Refuse the toxic smog in our culture and breathe in deeply the fresh spiritual air of your salvation, His grace, your eternal place in an everlasting family and the…

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For many years as a younger Christian, I rarely thought of my need to personally encounter the presence of God. I assumed He was present because I had a healthy understanding of the doctrine of God’s omnipresence. God is always everywhere, right? What more do we need? In fact, I felt back then that I…

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Two thousand years ago, here is a little of what was happening in Heaven and on Earth:   God the Father declared in Heaven that the fullness of time on earth had arrived – He sent His Son to us with an unstoppable plan of rescue. The Supreme God would become fully human as the…

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As we sometimes tend to glamorize the faith of the saints in Scripture, and as we wish that we had faith and like theirs, let us remember: Jacob was only different after God pinned him to the ground and gave him a permanent limp. Esther only found faith and courage after losing her family and…

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It is the ending of another year, and many people are feeling the weight of those holiday blues pressing in against their hearts. It is strange how the holidays seem to separate folks into two groups: those who celebrate the season and those who survive it. December is a great time for us to experience…

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“I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that You have done; I ponder the work of Your hands.” – Psalm 143:5 As we approach the final days of this decade, I think it is helpful for all of us to get a little bit contemplative about the last ten years. That sense…

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