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Monthly Archives: February 2014

An Intense Longing

 I love Psalm 84:1–2, 10. David wrote: How lovely is Your tabernacle, O Lord of hosts! My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the Lord; My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand. I would rather be a […] Continue reading…

Living in Holy Tension

 When our hearts are focused on heaven and we live with an eternal perspective, it’s only natural that our hands are in the harvest—helping people who are desperate. In John 4:35 Jesus says, “Do you not say, ‘There are still four months and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your […] Continue reading…

Between Heaven and Earth

 This world is a mess. It doesn’t matter where you look, what you read, or the news channel you prefer, everywhere things seem to get worse and worse. Just a quick review is proof. Unemployment is at high levels, divorce rates continue to climb, families struggle, addiction and natural disasters bombard and paralyze people. We’re […] Continue reading…

Don’t Be The Frog in the Kettle

If you place a frog into a kettle of boiling water, the frog will jump out quickly to escape the danger. The frog knows that it’s boiling hot and he needs to get out of there. However, if you place a frog into a kettle with cool water and then just gradually turn up the […] Continue reading…

8 Ways God Heals Your Brokenness

  The apostle Paul, in his letter to the Philippian church makes God’s role in our healing process abundantly simple and clear. He wrote, “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” God, in His incredible love for you will meet your need. He will replace […] Continue reading…

Four Steps for Beginning the Healing Process

 Whatever the struggle we are facing, there are spiritual principles that help us begin the process of healing.  Let me share with you four steps that I feel are critically important: Confess and repent of sinful behavior. We need to speak aggressively against the stronghold that has us under its control. These are not passive […] Continue reading…

The Power of Forgiveness and Restoration

 David was a man after God’s own heart. Yet, his life reflects a man of deep passions that led him to sin. One well-document incident is his discretion with Bathsheba (2 Samuel 11 and 12). While his army is our fighting David stays home and this leads to him committing adultery and setting in motion […] Continue reading…

Righteous Judgment: Discernment not Condemnation

  Judging is prominent in our culture today. Shows like American Idol and the Voice have opened the door to everyone being a judge of performance or style. We see commentators on news media judging events, people, speeches, press conferences and the weather. We even watch as people’s moral behavior is judged often against a […] Continue reading…