SURRENDER

In the world, surrendering is often viewed as a negative but in God’s Kingdom it’s a positive. I’m not suggesting surrender in God’s Kingdom is easier; it’s just as difficult but the benefits are incredible.
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FAITH

This week I read a great quote by John D. Barry on faith… ‘Faith is not just about being faithful; it’s also about trusting in God’s faithfulness.’ BAM!!! Light bulb moment! In other words, faith is a two-way street. We are to be faithful, but we must also have faith in God’s...
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FORGIVENESS

Do you forgive everybody? In Luke 23 there is a person who gave His all to reveal love, was rejected by His own people and killed by those who should have protected Him. In the agony of death He spoke powerful words concerning forgiveness, ‘Father, forgive them for they don’t...
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PRAYER

What I’ve discovered about prayer is that we often make it complicated. I’m reminded of Jack Hayford’s words: ‘Nothing is more limiting than the self-imposed boundaries we clamp around our lives when we require God to fit into our expectations.’ Prayer becoming...
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LOVE

Power is really a two-sided creature. There’s a power that frees and a power that entraps, a power that uses and a power that gives, a power that abuses and a power that heals. We could continue this thought all day long.
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REST

Do you struggle with technology and social media? Do you find you’re connecting less with others and living more ‘online’ than ‘offline’? Do you control technology or does it control you? I really like what Pastor Carey Nieuwhof once said, ‘Like money, social media’s a great...
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Compassion

Have you ever felt bad about not feeling bad? Let’s have a moment of honesty; we’ve all at some point committed this merciless act. In many ways we struggle mightily with compassion.
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Authenticity

A friend gave me his definition for authenticity, ‘being real’. In other words, what you see is what you get. A very interesting thought and definition! How real are you? How authentic, trustworthy, believable & genuine are you? Do you hide your pain & sin? Are you wearing a...
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Relationships

Someone once said life would be great if it wasn't for people! It's pretty hard to live without some level of contact with humanity. If we were to sever all communication with people they would call us a hermit, monk, recluse, loner and perhaps some other names too.
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Contentment

Selfie sticks are gaining in popularity. A selfie stick is a device (stick) you attach to your cell phone to snap pictures of yourself with other people or places. Selfie sticks are really an indicator of a much deeper problem; we are extremely selfish in North America.
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