November 18, 2020
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Flames are licking all around us, aren’t they? All the time. Saint Peter describes our life here on this earth as a “fiery ordeal” (1 Peter 4:12). Tragedies and heartache and pressures and illnesses and irritations grand and small show up...

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November 17, 2020
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Down through the ages, followers of Christ have believed that to be able to give God our attention as a regular practice was a very important thing. After vividly recounting the many challenges of faith and character before us, the author of...

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November 16, 2020
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Then from on high—somewhere in the distance there's a voice that calls—remember who you are. If you lose yourself—your courage soon will follow.
(Gavin Greenaway and Trevor Horn, Sound the Bugle)

You are going to...

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November 15, 2020
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Today’s Daily Reading is an excerpt from Morgan Snyder's book, Becoming a King.

The desire to be powerful transcends both social constructs and our boyhood dreams of becoming firefighters, policemen, NFL football players, Olympic...

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November 14, 2020
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Christ is not joking when he says that we shall inherit the kingdom prepared for us and we shall reign with him forever. We will take the position for which we have been uniquely made and will rule as he does—meaning, with creativity and...

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November 13, 2020
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When God begins to shine his light on some issue in my life, be it internal or some issue taking place around me, I often have a hunch where things might be leading. You know what I mean—I see Christians do this all the time. We get a glimpse...
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November 12, 2020
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As we explore the many beautiful and intimate ways Jesus comes to heal our inner being, keep in mind that whatever the damage may be, in any realm of your inner being, the essence of healing prayer is always to facilitate the presence of Jesus...
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November 11, 2020
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Every woman can tell you about her wound; some came with violence, others came with neglect. Just as every little boy is asking one question, every little girl is, as well. But her question isn’t so much about her strength. No, the deep cry of a...

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November 10, 2020
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The book "Killing Lions" is a conversation between John and Sam Eldredge about the trials young men face.
 
 
[Sam]   What we want right off the bat is a map of some kind, a plan, a clear path...
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November 09, 2020
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If you learned about Eden in Sunday school, with poster board and flannel graphs, you missed something. Imagine the most beautiful scenes you have ever known on this earth—rain forests, the prairie in full bloom, storm clouds over the African...

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November 08, 2020
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The way to render a man happy, is to engage him with an object that will make him forget his private troubles. — Pascal

Don't be fooled by the apparent innocence of the object you've chosen as an idol; what is the function...

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November 06, 2020
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You have been ransomed by Christ. Your treachery is forgiven. You are entirely pardoned for every wrong thought and desire and deed. This is what the vast majority of Christians understand as the central work of Christ for us. And make no mistake...

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November 05, 2020
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Lately, the surge is toward “justice Christianity”—intervening to prevent human trafficking or slavery, caring for indigenous cultures or for the planet itself. And it is right and it is wrong. My goodness, yes, of course God cares about justice...

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November 04, 2020
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On a visit to London, I had the opportunity to visit the National Gallery. Loving art, and being with two of my sons—one of whom was an art major—I was excited to spend hours there. I loved the Van Gogh, the Monet, the Rembrandt paintings and...

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November 02, 2020
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And I saw the holy city, the new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven like a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He...
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November 01, 2020
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God speaks to Israel through the prophet Isaiah when she is surrounded by enemies and making every effort to appease them through diplomacy, gifts, treaties, and bribes, and says this to her:

"You went to Molech with...

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October 31, 2020
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You probably know what you have been afraid to entrust to God. When we surrender our fear, we are offering it to Jesus. We are saying, “This fear is too much fear for me to bear. I give it to you because I believe you are good and worthy of my...

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October 30, 2020
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John Spillane is a para-rescue jumper sent into the North Atlantic, into the worst storm of the twentieth century, the perfect storm, as the book and film called it, to rescue a fisherman lost at sea. When his helicopter goes down, he is...

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October 29, 2020
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“Love your neighbor as yourself,” Jesus taught (Mark 12:31), implying a direct link between one and the other. Loving our neighbor is clearly an essential to Christian faith; I think we all get that one. But the qualifier “as yourself” is lost...

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October 28, 2020
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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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