July 06, 2021
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God is not “out there somewhere” in some dramatic way, waiting to commune with us by earthquake or fire or signs in the sky. Instead, he desires to talk with us in the quietness of our own heart through his Spirit, who is in us. It is his voice...

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July 05, 2021
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Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So...

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July 04, 2021
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Stasi Eldredge's book "Free to Be Me" helps teen girls become the young women God created them to be.
 
 
Freedom is good; freedom is what you are made for. 
 
It is for...
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July 03, 2021
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Late resurrection Sunday, the two fellows from the Emmaus road come rushing back to town to tell the others they have seen Jesus alive. Let’s pick up the story there:

While they were still talking about this, Jesus himself stood among them...

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July 02, 2021
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Sarah Young writes: “One thing that traps you in self-absorption is being overly concerned about how you look—in the mirror or in the eyes of others.” (Jesus Always: Embracing Joy in His...

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July 01, 2021
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Identity is not something that falls on us out of the sky. For better or for worse, identity is bestowed. We are who we are in relation to others. But far more important, we draw our identity from our impact on those others—if and how we affect...

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June 30, 2021
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You are going to have to come to terms with the partial nature of this life. Have you come to terms yet with the partial?
 
Are you able to hold on to your faith when only some prayers are answered?
 
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June 29, 2021
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This is a world at war. We live in a far more dramatic, far more dangerous story than we ever imagined. The reason we love The Chronicles of Narnia or Star Wars or The Matrix or The Lord of the Rings is that...

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June 28, 2021
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And then the long story of God's pursuit of humanity begins. Satan wanted center stage: He wanted to be the main character, he wanted to be the point. His plan now is to ruin the Sacred Romance, to get us all caught up in our own little...

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June 27, 2021
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Will we do it perfectly? Of course not. Friends, let’s set perfection aside. We are on our way, we are being transformed, but the moment we insist on total perfection we set ourselves up for bitter disappointment. Sin shall not be our master,...
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June 26, 2021
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Today’s Daily Reading is an excerpt from Morgan Snyder's book “Becoming a King”

Whatever else we observe about the life of Jesus, we know this to be true: at every moment, Jesus modeled what it looks like to live as God’s Son. It...

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June 25, 2021
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Stasi Eldredge's book "Free to Be Me" helps teen girls become the young women God created them to be.
 
 
Part of our healing comes with forgiveness (of ourselves and others), and part of it comes with...
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June 24, 2021
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We have dissected God, and man, and the gospel, and we have thousands, if not millions, of facts—all of it quite dead. It’s not that these insights aren’t true; it’s that they no longer speak. I could tell you a few facts about God, for example....

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June 23, 2021
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Stasi Eldredge's book, "Free to Be Me", helps teen girls become the young women God created them to be.
 
 
Hi. I’m Stasi and, okay, yes, it’s been a while since I was in middle school or high school,...
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June 22, 2021
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As we love him, experience him, allow his life to fill ours, the personality of Jesus transforms our personalities. The timid become bold and the bold become patient and the patient become fierce and the uptight become free and the religious...
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June 21, 2021
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Our beloved family dog is dying. But I’m not going to drag you through that tragedy; I want to share something gracious I’m learning through it.

Only yesterday our vet told us that our sweet golden retriever is very ill, and tonight we’re...

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June 20, 2021
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The book “Killing Lions” is a conversation between John and Sam Eldredge about the trials young men face.
 
 
[John]   A man whose identity flows out of deep validation doesn’t...
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June 19, 2021
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Time has come for us to forgive our fathers. Paul warns us that unforgiveness and bitterness can wreck our lives and the lives of others (Eph. 4:31; Heb. 12:15). I am sorry to think of all the years my wife endured the anger and bitterness that I...

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June 18, 2021
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Today’s Daily Reading is an excerpt from Morgan Snyder's book “Becoming a King”

George MacDonald posed this question in his brilliant book Unspoken Sermons: “How have you learned the Father?”

If we were to be...

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June 17, 2021
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God speaks to us. In many, many ways. But most often, he wants to speak to us intimately, personally; he wants us to hear his voice and feel confident that we are hearing from him. The beauty of prayer for guidance is that it requires two-way...

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