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Confessions of a Type-A Christian

February 26, 2015 | 603 Views

Confessions of a Type-A Christian

I’ve called myself a recovering type-A personality for a long time. Type-A’s love to plan. We love details and having some measure of control.But, the thing about life is it rarely plays out that way. God works in mysterious ways. Most people take comfort in trusting that God knows what He’s doing, and that He...

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What Wrecks God

February 24, 2015 | 291 Views

What Wrecks God

Wrecked. It’s a word I’ve heard used many times, and one that I thought had to look a certain way. It’s what they said would happen when I went on a mission trip for eleven months to some of the world’s poorest countries. And while my heart was broken and my eyes were opened, I...

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Facing the Demon Inside Me

February 19, 2015 | 314 Views

Facing the Demon Inside Me

Have you ever feared what was inside of you? Our lives are jaded with rejection and deep-seated fear that we’re not good enough. I’ve experienced this in my own life and I’m sure you have too. A few days ago I was talking with a close friend of mine about deliverance. I asked her what...

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Battling the Bitterness

February 17, 2015 | 381 Views

Battling the Bitterness

Have you ever found yourself talking about a person who wronged you, just so others will respond incredulously? That response of “I can’t believe it!” or “No, he didn’t!” justifies a sense of self-righteous anger and bitterness. Bitterness might be one of the easiest emotions to give in to. Especially since, in most cases, bitterness...

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When God Wrecks Our Expectations

February 12, 2015 | 407 Views

When God Wrecks Our Expectations

Have you ever driven to a coffee shop for a first date expectant, curious yet completely nervous? Have you ever waited in a receiving room for an interview with ideas and questions swirling in your head? Have you ever had expectations of what you thought the current season in your life would look like only...

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5 Ways Men of God Can Step Up

February 10, 2015 | 476 Views

5 Ways Men of God Can Step Up

I realize the issue I’m about to address is a complicated one with many issues and nuances surrounding the subject. Please view this as the start of a conversation and an invitation into the process of change. There is a serious lack of men in the church and in the mission field these days. Many...

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How Climbing a Volcano Wrecked Me

January 15, 2015 | 336 Views

How Climbing a Volcano Wrecked Me

My team traveled 9 hours south of Santiago, Chile’s capital, to the city of Pucon. We first did a week of ministry; performing skits in the streets, dressing like clowns and even preaching sermons in local churches. Our second week we participated in something called Adventure Team. During this week we were pushed beyond our...

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How to Change the World.

January 3, 2015 | 741 Views

How to Change the World.

A couple of weeks ago I had a conversation with a person who was frustrated with how things were going in our country and our world. She listed injustice after injustice, things that were truly horrible. But as she spoke she kept saying we just have to wait for the old system to die out...

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The Story Isn’t Over

December 26, 2014 | 904 Views

The Story Isn’t Over

Six months ago I was living in Thailand near the top floor of a cafe that stretched seven stories. I was there for two months and my job was simple: love on people, especially those who worked in the thriving bar scene. Every morning I woke up and prayed I would be found useful there,...

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7 Words That Changed My Life

December 11, 2014 | 726 Views

7 Words That Changed My Life

It was Christmas time. I was home for The Holidays–the place I had called home since the day I left my parent’s house. We lived in a cute little house adjacent to the railroad tracks, complete with a white picket fence and a big front porch. The halls were decked with holly, the fresh evergreen...

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