July 27, 2022
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Jesus’ movement will disrupt the Jewish system very, very profoundly. He is going to turn things upside down and inside out. The world will never be the same. Literally. But there is a precision to his every move.

He will not be baited...

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July 26, 2022
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The longing for things to be good again is making us vulnerable to all sorts of compromises. I can help you with this.

First, let’s remove the shock and shame of those moments when hard-pressed you suddenly rages, binges, goes faithless,...

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July 25, 2022
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Sunlight on water.

Songbirds in a forest.

Desert sands under moonlight.

Vineyards just before harvest.

 

These all share something in common—they reflect the heart...

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July 24, 2022
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In order for us to live in freedom and become the women we are to become, we need to receive God’s love even in our lowest places. 

Spiritual warfare is designed to separate you from the love of God. Its goal is to keep you from living in...

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July 23, 2022
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We have lived for so long with a "propositional" approach to Christianity, we have nearly lost its true meaning. As Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen says, "Much of it hinges on your view of scripture. Are you playing proof-text...

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July 22, 2022
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Whatever else it means to be human, we know beyond doubt that it means to be relational. Aren’t the greatest joys and memories of your life associated with family, friendship, or falling in love? Aren’t your deepest wounds somehow...

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July 21, 2022
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Dare we forget King David? Yes, his passions got him in a heap of trouble—and gave us our book of worship, the Psalms. Sure, Peter was a hotheaded disciple always quick with a reply. Remember in the Garden of Gethsemane—he's the one who...

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July 20, 2022
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Worry is only one of a hundred things that burden our souls. Genuine concern is just as dangerous, maybe more so because it’s grounded in something noble—your concerns for your aging parents, a sick friend, a people group, a cause crying out for...

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July 19, 2022
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The poet Yeats wrote,

If I make the lashes dark
And the eyes more bright
And the lips more scarlet,
Or ask if all be right
From mirror after mirror
No vanity's displayed:
I'm...

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July 18, 2022
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God drops things in our laps at just the right time. He puts barriers in our paths that look like roadblocks but are really gifts in disguise, beckoning us to take a closer look at what’s going on inside of us. We can either step over them or...

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July 17, 2022
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Today’s Daily Reading is an excerpt from Morgan Snyder's new book, Becoming a King

“What does a man need to survive?” I posed this question years ago to my very young son as we were headed out on an adventure.

After careful...

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July 16, 2022
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One of the most crippling convictions held by believers today is the idea that everything that happens is the will of God. It is a poisonous belief that will destroy your confidence in God; you will end up believing terrible things about him....
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July 15, 2022
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"Don't be afraid of embracing the disappointment you feel, old or new. Don't be scared of the unreasonable joy either. They're the highway markers home."

We snort with disdain at such quaint sentiments, and...

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July 14, 2022
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Something is happening to the human heart. You need to understand what it is if you would make sense of any of this. 
 
Human beings are by nature ravenous creatures; a famished craving haunts every one of us. We were...
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July 13, 2022
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Stasi Eldredge's book, "Free to Be Me", helps teen girls become the young women God created them to be.
 
 
In order to have a life worth living, you need to be you. Not the parental, or friend, or boy-...
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July 12, 2022
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Now—what is your part? What is your role in the Story? In truth, the only one who can tell you that is the Author. To find our lives, we must turn to Jesus. We must yield our all to him and ask him to restore us as his own. We ask his...

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July 11, 2022
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The devil has more temptations than an actor has costumes for the stage. And one of his all-time favorite disguises is that of a lying spirit, to abuse your tender heart with the worst news he can deliver—that you do not really love Jesus Christ...

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July 10, 2022
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Aren't there times in your life that if you could, you would love to return to? I grew up in Los Angeles but spent my boyhood summers in Oregon where both my mother and father's parents lived. There was a beauty and innocence and excitement to...

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July 09, 2022
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We human beings are made up of three interwoven parts. As Paul says, “May God himself ... sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ” (1 Thess. 5:23). We are...
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July 08, 2022
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The book “Killing Lions” is a conversation between John and Sam Eldredge about the trials young men face.
 
 
[John]   The more you know yourself, the more this will prove an immensely helpful...
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