You Are Powerfully Blessed

“Blessed are those whose lawless deeds are forgiven, and whose sins are covered; blessed is the one against whom the Lord will not count his sin.” – Romans 4:7-8   Heavenly Father, in a world that offers us no shelter from turmoil, we run to this refuge again and again and find it always waiting…

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Freed Up From Fear

There’s a funny little strand of my DNA which has been active since as far back as I can remember: I never grow tired of watching practical jokes that include some unsuspecting person getting scared to death by a friend. It probably isn’t an altogether holy component of who I am, but there is just…

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A Prayer For A Pop of Color

“And so, from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you, asking that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom and understanding, so as to walk in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him, bearing fruit in every good work and…

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10 Hammocks For The Anxious

For years I courageously refused to heed the lie of my own fallen conscience, that oft-unreliable inner voice, which tempts me to doubt the exceeding broadness of God’s grace. There have been moments where I have literally shouted down that nagging sense of anxiety or dread that bad things would just turn worse. In moments…

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Guard Your Anointing

Here are a couple of back-to-back verses that could potential cause you to squirm in your seat just a bit: “Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed David in the midst of his brothers. And the Spirit of the LORD rushed upon David from that day forward…Now the Spirit of the LORD departed…

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More Than 2022 Has Come

What does it mean when the writer of Hebrews says, “For here we have no lasting city, but we seek the city that is to come”? As we recall that the entire Book of Hebrews is written to call those who would follow Jesus Christ to live with a constant mindset of pressing on, moving…

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Your Present Victory

The messengers from Heaven had been dispatched for the purpose of announcing to the followers of Christ that something dramatic had occurred. Of all places to be sent, the angels waited at a tomb for the beleaguered, devastated disciples to arrive. When they finally appeared, it was not Peter the angels met.  John and James…

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Expecting God To Move

“And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to His eternal glory in Christ, will Himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you. To Him be the dominion forever and ever. Amen.” – 1 Peter 5:10-11   Father, today we take great comfort in the reminder that…

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There Is Always Something To Fear

Peter left the boat while the other eleven Jesus-followers stayed put. The impressive King David fled his own realm when his renegade son, Absalom, facilitated a coup. Peter, the aforementioned water-walker, was the same man who trembled in the presence of a teenage girl and denied his Savior. Frankly, all the disciples scattered like birds…

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Drunk on Deception in America

This crazy culture is full of dark deception and frenzied with audacious lies. From the media, the government, the elites in Hollywood and the power-gripping cabals scattered across the globe, it’s a constant sewage-stream of lies. And I am not hesitant to declare this publicly. Jesus Christ came to set us free from sin, and…

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Jesus Thirsted So You Don’t Have To

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“Jesus knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the scripture might be fulfilled, said, I thirst” – John 19:48 Upon the cross, our dying King never lost His awareness of what was happening with Him. John testifies above that Jesus Christ was fully cognizant of the precision of the process of His own suffering…

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The Right Thing The Wrong Way

There is a wrong way to do the right thing. How many times must we learn that God seeks to leads us from “the what” into “the how” of the what. The Almighty is not a celestial pragmatist that merely scans to see if an objective is being accomplished by His servant. He is a…

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It’s Hard To Remain Simple

So, I have been teaching on the gifts of the Holy Spirit for several weeks, with several more weeks to go.  Perhaps the thing which stands out to me more than everything else is that God’s Word constantly affirms our oneness with each other each time the variety of spiritual gifts in operation among us…

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Making the Most of What Remains

Thinking about life’s pathway over the last few days, I sought to boil down what it is that I want to do with the remainder of the second half of my years.  Statistically, I’m a good bit beyond the chronological mid-point of the average lifespan for an American male, so there cannot be the option…

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Here Come The Prophets

The world is getting louder.  Our culture is becoming bolder.  Shut our eyes as we might, it is no longer possible to honestly say that things are going to improve apart from a Holy Spirit initiated awakening in America.  Let’s hold to a semblance of integrity and call things as they are: America is in…

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Settled No More

When I was in the fourth grade I made up my mind that I was going to be a disk jockey when I grew up. I had a dream of working by myself in a radio station with fat headphones on my ears and a big silver microphone in front of my mouth. I wanted…

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Sorrow & Joy Together

“But I am poor and sorrowful: let Your salvation, O God, set me up on high.” – Psalm 69:29 The Psalmist shares a secret that all believers know.  He presents a paradox that all who hunger and thirst after God are familiar with.  He inside-out’s us, and we nod our heads in agreement with this…

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A New Season for Transforming Truth

God reserves the right to initiate changes throughout our lifetimes. Nobody’s life remains the same forever. For those who are following Jesus, there is the consistent component of change. Because Jesus does not stand still but, instead, moves forward as He leads His sheep, those who follow Him experience seasons wherein He takes us in…

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My 2021 Break-Up Letter

January 29, 2021 Dear Doubt, Hey there. Please forgive the formality of me writing a letter to you. I know it seems weird, especially since we spent so much time together last year. I really felt like I needed to put my thoughts down on paper so you would understand clearly what I need to…

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Politics & Culture: Who Are My People?

People have asked me multiple times over the last year why I don’t speak out more on political issues. Recently, I have received a few messages from a few people who wrongly assumed I had posted something on social media as a rebuttal to something political or cultural that they posted on their own timelines.…

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Positioning Yourself for Revival

All Christians would vote YES for revival to break out. We all want to see powerful conversions from spiritual death to eternal life. We want to witness an awakening sweep across a dull and dusty Church in America. I believe in healings and miracles…but I don’t see nearly enough of either one of these beautiful…

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The Gospel According to Christmas

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Two thousand years ago, here is some of what was occurring in the universe: 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. Supreme God would become fully human as the Creator entered into His own creation.…

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Keep Saying Yes

“If the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His wonderful deeds that our fathers recounted to us?” – the question of Gideon in Judges 6:13 Some of you have been wondering the same thing as Gideon. Praise has felt hollow. Prayer has become wearisome. The…

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The Enemy Is After Your Beans

Sometimes you come across a bible verse or two that seemingly holds nothing of importance to you in the moment. Sometimes the Holy Spirit nudges you to go back and read it again.  Sometimes, when you read it the second or third time, you discover a little treasure that you had previously missed.  That’s what happened to…

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Boasting While Wearing Diapers

“God has chosen what is insignificant and despised in the world – what is viewed as nothing – to bring to nothing what is viewed as something, so that no one may boast in his presence. It is from him that you are in Christ Jesus, who became wisdom from God for us-our righteousness, sanctification,…

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