Monthly Archives: October 2010

An Open Invitation

Imagine a Friday evening after a long week of life and ministry and work. Slip through the dark alleys of humanity, the shadows of sin and hurt and pain. Find the path that leads upward, it’s narrow, and often a … Continue reading

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The Deep Wait

I had a long conversation last night with a dear friend. My friend is hurting, her life is painful right now, her heart is waiting. I have other friends who are holding that word “wait” as well. It’s a stone that … Continue reading

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God’s Spirit Beckons

Reading on in Romans 8 – powerful words. So don’t you see that we don’t owe this old do-it-yourself life one red cent. There’s nothing in it for us, nothing at all. The best thing to do is give it … Continue reading

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The Strong Wind of the Spirit

The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you from a fated lifetime of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death. The law always ended up being used as a Band-Aid … Continue reading

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Climb the lookout tower…..

Let’s bring back nobility. The dictionary defines it as “being born of the noble class, the state or quality of being noble, nobleness of mind/character/spirit, exalted moral excellence, grandeur/magnificence, noble birth or rank“. And that is what we are. Sons … Continue reading

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Exceptional in the ordinary things…..

We do not need the grace of God to stand crises, human nature and pride are sufficient, we can face the strain magnificently; but it does require supernatural grace of God to live twenty-four hours in every day as a … Continue reading

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Buried Treasure

God’s message to his anointed….. I will go ahead of you, clearing and paving the road. I will break down bronze city gates, smash padlocks, kick down barred entrances. I will lead you to buried treasures, secret caches of valuables … Continue reading

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Tilting Toward Hope

The Tension Is Good Series, Final Post At Casa Viva, we consistently hold the tension of the evil we face and the mighty God we serve. One of our core values is to always tilt toward hope when we face … Continue reading

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Brimming and Spilling Over

The Tension Is Good Series, Part Five John Ortberg shared at the conference from his book The Me I Want To Be. If you haven’t read it, you should. It’s a great resource. There is a God and it is … Continue reading

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When the brook runs dry…..

The Tension Is Good Series, Part Four We’re still working through my notes from the Catalyst conference I attended a few weeks ago. Today’s thoughts come from Perry Noble, the pastor of NewSpring Church in South Carolina. Perry spoke from this passage … Continue reading

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