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mountain climbing

“Just breathe” were the words used to coach myself in the days of encountering great resistance.  It was a daily struggle but one that kept me hungry for the Lord’s Presence.  As always, when we encounter the fickleness of others, or even identify it within ourselves, the wisest thing to do is to run for […]

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judge for yourself

I have learned that whatever things you deposit within will be brought to surface when you experience the pressures of life. Recently, my pastor asked his congregation, “Are you feeding the flesh or feeding the spirit?”  The one we feed, thrives; the one we starve, dies. What happens when you are put under extreme pressure? […]

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ultimate fellowship

May the grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you all (2 Cor. 13:14). Today I share a simple but powerful teaching.  It’s necessary to receive this truth from the Word of God, so I  pray that you will read on! The people […]

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ministry of presence

Are we cheating our children of the understanding of God’s PRESENCE by being an earthly model of parenthood marked by ABSENCE? Ouch.  That one hurts, I know.  But it is the question that came to me today as I revisit memories of my years growing up with two parents who understood the ministry of presence. […]

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grace like an ocean

I just got back from a wonderful four days in the Outer Banks of North Carolina where I spent some time in the refreshing waters of the Atlantic Ocean.  Tame waves, water clarity and extra wide sandbars gave me the confidence to venture out alone.  I was amazed at how close I was to the […]

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vision check (part 2)

In part 1 of “vision check,” we encountered the rich man who was unable to see Jesus.  He had sight, but it was limited.  He viewed Jesus to be a “good teacher.”  Spiritually, he was blind, and as a result, he chose the temporary riches of this world over the eternal riches of the kingdom […]

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