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The Virtue of Shameless Audacity

A few days ago I gained a new perspective on prayer. Or better put, God revealed a heart or mind attitude necessary for receiving.  In Luke 11, after hearing Jesus pray, the disciples ask him to teach them how they should pray.  In the following 12 verses, Jesus responds by giving them:  A. Words for prayer. […]

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Grace vs. Mercy Living

God is so good, that for most of us, we can’t recognize whether we are living by his grace or in his mercy. God rains on the just and the unjust. God provides blessings on the sinner to show his goodness and draw them to repentance. God blesses the Christians as a father simply loving […]

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The Cost and The Kingdom

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On Vacation… Join Me?

Last year I decided to take a vacation from worrying about money. I can’t recall if I had a specific start and end date, but I do remember that it worked! For some reason, the inner gimmick of choosing not to worry on a targeted area helped me consciously audit my thoughts and refrain from […]

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“Dying Empty” – What Does It Mean?

Dying empty – means to end ones’ life having emptied themselves of all they were to accomplish during their time one earth. The opposite of dying full: taking your dreams and talents, ideas and inventions, songs and books with you to the grave. But, let me clarify this a bit. Dying empty does not mean to simply […]

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You Should NEVER Be Fair! There are a two different views or rules of life that we can live by. (1). We can sow what we have reaped. Or (2). We can sow what we wish to reap! I was recently advised to manage my team as to help them “get what they deserve.” And that […]

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Sin Management via book by @truefaced An internal dialogue on attempting a life of sin management: “Sin… confes… do better for a while, then sin again. Embarrassment, confess again, ask God to take away the desire, then sin again, confess again, sin again, confess again, shock, more determination to stop sinning, think about it alot, […]

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What Is Persecution? Yeah this is a little deep, but it’s on my heart… After hearing about the earthquake and tsunami yesterday I quickly pulled out my Bible to Matthew 24. Had to get a quick refresher in th signs of the end… In one sense I was relieved because Jesus clearly said wars and […]

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So I just killed the idea that I need ______ in order to _____ God Today I killed the idea that I need to “preach in a church” or “teach in a Christian school” in order to “minister” and/or impact people directly for purposes of Jesus Christ. More specifically, I decided to unsubscribe from Regent […]

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We Use Our Faith When Money Isn’t Available

I challenge you to notice the next 5 times you apply faith or prayer to a need or area. Personally, I am noticing how often I use faith/prayer simply because money is not available. Thus if I had access to money I would not likely need to pray. I would spend the money. So far […]