This week began by praying, as a part of my regular prayer list, for the fear of the Lord for myself, my wife, and my three daughters. This caused me to consider, “What factors contribute to a healthy fear of God?” Firstly, one key to a healthy fear of God is a revelation of His …

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Click here to read Part 1 of “Peace of Earth?”   I distinctly remember sitting in the hospital room with my mom and siblings, when the doctor told us that my dad had massive amounts of cancer in his body.  You could literally feel the air get sucked out of the room.  Feelings of uncertainty, …

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It’s daily that we see acts of mass violence or senseless, brutal murders of innocent people taking place all over the world.  The multitudes, along with the world leaders and politicians, are crying out for peace. But for the moment, it’s falling on deaf ears.  There is an atmosphere of uncertainty and many are questioning …

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David was just a young shepherd boy, the youngest of eight sons, forgotten and unseen by his father.  It’s easy to imagine his days in the fields, silent and slow, in time with the steady rhythm of the sun across the sky.  But as he learned to shepherd his flock of sheep, David learned to …

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The Response of Worship

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How many times do we come to church, get into worship and we’re just not “feeling” it? It’s so terrifyingly easy to come into an environment filled with the presence of the Lord, yet be unmoved. Being unmoved, staying stagnant, dull and unresponsive is the last place I think any of us would like to …

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We have an identity that far supersedes any natural identity we claim. Whether we are a Man or Woman, Father or Mother, Son or Daughter, no matter how foundational to our understanding of life our natural identity is, in Christ we have a greater eternal identity that far surpasses it: we are the bride of …

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Embracing the Mundane

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How much of life is made up of the routine, the mundane, the simple? What percentage of your day consists of the ordinary? 70? 80? All of it? If we were to hire someone to keep a running tab of your day… (sounds like quite the awe-inspiring prize) what would the patterns of your life …

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