Fighting with Words of Prayer

A war followed the signing of the Declaration of Independence. When we celebrate the 4th of July, we look back on our country’s founders who gathered to put words on paper, words that pushed back against tyranny and words that looked forward to a country with freedoms they felt were...

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De-cluttering the Heart

Do you like to de-clutter?! I spent all day on Monday de-cluttering our kitchen and garage, two spaces that tend to be depots for homeless items. I physically experience joy and peace walking into a room after removing unneeded furniture, piled up and forgotten family “items” (I call it junk),...

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Thirsting for God

After this week I think it would be safe to say our land no longerĀ  “thirsts for rain!” Here in this part of Texas we are used to times of drought and times of flood. We have experienced the consequences of both. We’ve seen the grass turn brown and trees...

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Opportunity or Obstacle?

Opportunity or Obstacle? (John 6:1-15) John 6:1-6 After this Jesus went away to the other side of the Sea of Galilee, which is the Sea of Tiberias. And a large crowd was following him, because they saw the signs that he was doing on the sick. Jesus went up on...

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Great Expectations

John 1:35-51 – Great Expectations We all enter into new experiences with expectations, whether we realize them or not. How our experience then measures up to our expectations will often dictate our opinion of how well it went. If I go into a new experience with the expectation that it...

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