restoration Category

out of the same mouth come praise and cursing

“You go to that church? I’m so glad that God delivered me from that place!” This is a classic example of what my pastor identifies as speaking against the Manifold Wisdom of God. His intent was that now, through the Church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known… (Ephesians 3:10, NIV, emphasis added). You […]

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it breaks my heart

I heard the sirens as the emergency vehicles sped through the neighborhood. The commotion only heightened with the arrival of several helicopters. This is never good, I thought. A couple blocks from my house is a small beach. Opposite a narrow channel of water leading to the great expanse of the James River, a more pristine […]

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The Most Holy Day in America’s Recent History

Christians gathered all over America on the first of May in honor of the National Day of Prayer. According to the organization’s website, leaders throughout the centuries have called for days of prayer, but this particular annual event began in 1952 after it was signed into law by President Harry S. Truman. In the Hampton […]

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how we influence a nation for God

Summer 2009- The Father in heaven broke my heart for the nation. I found myself on my knees repenting for our waywardness of heart. America increasingly turns her back on God, and I am broken because of it. I had no idea at the time that my response would lead to a Marriage Building ministry. […]

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it’s time for a revolution

I can tell when I have had an overdose of news commentary. My thoughts seem to linger on the fact that there is much morally wrong with our nation. I become despondent and wonder what it would be like to live in a different part of the world. I ask for your forgiveness over my […]

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time for an update

Killing some time in Panera while my daughter has a worship rehearsal at church, I realize that I have many notices on my phone for app updates. Perfect timing, I say. It’s Sunday, and I have nothing pressing to tend to at the moment. Why not take the next several minutes and update everything? My productivity […]

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do these few simple things

Turn on the news and you will hear much dialogue about the increasing levels of youth violence in our nation and the link between unsupervised children and crime. We are in a crisis in America because our families are in a state of disarray. Only irresponsible parents leave children to fend for themselves.  Hebrews 12:9 […]

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