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Take a little time…

  Jesus spent forty days in the desert preparing for His ministry. Alone. No distractions, away from everything and everyone. I don’t get the impression, though, that it was a planning session. He didn’t spend the forty days creating a … Continue reading

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Answering the Call

This weekend, we heard the story of Jonah and Ninevah. I love Jonah’s little temper tantrum response and how it doesn’t get him anywhere. God calls him to go to the people of Ninevah to convert them from their wicked … Continue reading

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Calling

God called Adam, “Where are you?” God called Isaiah, “Whom shall I send?” God called Eli by name, “Eli, Eli.” None of these callings was to discover the location of the person being called. God knew exactly where Adam was, … Continue reading

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Holding on

I started Faith Circle with 5 teenagers. I wanted to help them grow in faith, give them a place to ask the hard questions, and have them taken seriously. So, I started. And, in order to keep it in my … Continue reading

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Standing on the starting line

Maybe it’s just me. Maybe I’m the only one who stands on the edge of a cliff and thinks, “No way.” Granted, sometimes the cliff is very high, and sometimes it is only a couple feet down, but more often … Continue reading

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Gifts vs. Calling

  “Your gift will open doors for you, but your calling will help you open doors for others.” Rev. Tejado Hanchell We are given so many gifts. It can take us a while to discover what they are, and even … Continue reading

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God calling

I hear God’s voice in my life a lot, and I will venture to say that you do, too. I have had many people come to me and complain that God doesn’t speak to them at all, and they would … Continue reading

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“Who do you say that I am?”

  “Who do you say that I am?” When Jesus asks Peter to state for himself who Jesus is, it is after asking him what others claim. (Matthew 16:13-17) It’s one of those frequently referenced moments when Jesus moves his disciples … Continue reading

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Down the Road

  When Jesus called most of his apostles, they were busy in their everyday lives. Most of them weren’t even looking to do anything more. He came to them, they dropped everything and they followed. You have to wonder what … Continue reading

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It was Easier in the Old Days

Doesn’t it seem like it would have been easier to know God in Biblical times? He keeps showing up, doing major miracles, leading as a column of fire, prophets standing on the corners, and all that stuff. If He would … Continue reading

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