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Faith in the Trenches

Are you ever amazed when God works when you pray? Why be amazed? If we believe God, don’t we expect Him to work? If we believe God, then shouldn’t His acting in our life be something that we look for just like the water that comes out of our faucets? Continue reading

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Practice Makes Perfect

Have you ever met someone who is really good at their job? My wife and I went on a pizza tour of Chicago a few years ago. I was very impressed with the pizza (of course!), but I was also … Continue reading

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Precious Prayer

Prayer is the key that unlocks all the storehouses of God’s infinite grace and power. – R. A. Torrey That’s a cool quote, isn’t it? When I read that, I get a picture in my head of the colossal power … Continue reading

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Preparing to be Courageous

Have you considered what it takes to be courageous? Do you think of courage as the exclusive domain of the fearless? Courage isn’t just available to those who don’t feel fear. It is also available to any who will prepare. … Continue reading

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God, Big Enough for the Little Things

I have a horrible habit in my prayer life. It isn’t that I don’t bring my requests to God. It isn’t that I don’t believe that God can answer my prayers. My habit is that I routinely decide which needs are too small to bring to God. Is that humility, or am I making God small? Continue reading

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The Gift of Hope

This happens to us every Christmas. Invariably we accidentally leave a present unopened under the tree. It is behind the trunk. The rug we put down to catch the needles is partially covering it. How fun it is to find … Continue reading

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Embrace your Purpose

Perhaps, if I planned for my purpose and sought to fulfill my purpose then the things I do for God would be transformed into worship, ministry, and evangelism. Perhaps, if I practiced that with the things of God, then the ordinary things might take on a greater significance too. Continue reading

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Start Now

Why wait? Start today! Continue reading

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I Beg You, Pray

Superman is invulnerable. Pastors are not.  Pastors have flaws, temptations, and struggles.  Pastors have insecurities.  Pastors do not always know exactly what should be done next.  Pastors yell or want to yell at their kids. We are clay called to … Continue reading

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Praying with Confidence

Think for a moment who you call when you need help… It probably is a short list. Yet, the people on it are people that you can call on with confidence.  How do you know that? You know it because … Continue reading

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