When God Leads You Into the Storm (on Purpose)


This story caught my attention as I was reading the other day in my One Year Bible.  Mark 4 tells us of the time when Jesus suggested to his disciples (after a long day of ministry) that they set off for the other side of the lake and leave the crowds behind.  Sounds like a nice, relaxing, 3-day weekend.  At…

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Wanted: Mature (not Gifted) Christians


It’s taken me awhile to figure this out.  I can easily get star struck at the tone of one’s voice, the power in which they minister to people, the incredibly cool filters they use on Instagram as they travel around the world on missions trips. And I used to be so disappointed when these famous ones fell from their pedestals.…

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How Positive Thinking Can Change Your Life


  I’ve recently been reading the book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  In it, the author talks about the common denominator between successful people, across the board, is positive thinking.  This can also be referred to as visualization. Wait! Before you check out and write this off as being some weird mumbo-jumbo, let’s look at what this means for…

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The God of the Whisper


I grew up in the mountains.  Land-locked on all sides.  One would have to drive at least 20 hours in one direction or the other to reach an ocean from Colorado.  The mountains are my home.  The ocean is my vacation.  The mountains are my security.  The ocean is a mysterious beauty to me.  The ways of the mountains I…

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Learn How to Hear God’s Voice (Course)


Have you ever wondered if there is something more to your walk with God? Like something is missing? Did you ever wish that you could know God’s direction for your life and future? Have you ever hoped to  hear from God in detail (like they did in the Bible)? These were the questions I asked, over 14 years ago, when I…

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Following the Rules, Missing Jesus


In the Bible, in the Gospel written by Luke, we find two rich men.  They are pitted against each other in chapters 18 and 19 with only the story of a blind man healed to separate the two.  I never considered them having any relation before, but now I wonder. The first rich man is a religious man.  He’s followed…

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A Fast from Strife


Over the years, I’ve been a part of many different fasts.  Going for hours, days, and even weeks without food.  The motivations have been different: to know more of God, to see Him bring breakthrough in various situations, to release His power in greater ways. But it was not until recently that the Holy Spirit asked me to fast from…

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Why Millenials Are Leaving the Church


This question has been heavy on my heart for awhile now, so when I saw that Tyndale was offering the book, Abandoned Faith* in return for a review on my blog, I was happy to get it!  It is incredibly insightful.  The authors of the book have spent extensive time with both the up and coming generation and their parents.  They…

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Awesome New Children’s Bible


We got The Story Travelers Bible* last month from Tyndale in exchange for a review here, and I have to say, we are really enjoying it! Actually, this Bible has now supplanted the previous children’s Bible that we were reading with our kids in the morning!  My 5-year-old is really into it and my 3-year-old is able to follow along…

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