Faith to See

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Feb 19, 2020

I live in Missouri, “the Show-Me State.” I was not consulted about this slogan because I was not alive when they made it up. Had I been asked, I would not have voted for it. It doesn’t resonate with me because it reflects a lack of imagination. Demanding proof up front is the best way to stop imagination in its …

When Life Overwhelms

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Sep 27, 2019

Does your heart ever feel overwhelmed? Perhaps you are disheartened by your inability to meet everyone’s expectations and demands. Honestly, there are days in my life when my heart vacillates between being raw with paralyzing frustration and being stimulated by a thousand agitations. Continuously, the floods of demands, disciplines, people, chores, habits, vices, and commitments create a massive quagmire in …

Why I Began Studying Greek

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Sep 23, 2019

I dreaded Greek more than any other class in college. It had me awake at 7:30 a.m., enduring lectures until 9 a.m.—and it was torture. Back then, I wouldn’t have been voted the student most likely to write studies from the Greek. Admittedly, however, the Greek did make reading the New Testament come to life in high definition. At least …

Have You Said Yes to Your God-Given Purpose?

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Aug 16, 2019

The supernatural power to carry out a purpose, call, or assignment from God is known as “the anointing.” To “anoint” means to endow someone with divine ability to do what they could not do according to their own nature and gifts. To effectively fulfill the purpose God has given you, you must have the anointing of the Holy Spirit. Are …

A Way of Escape

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May 1, 2019

In every storm and in every bewildering environment of your life, God’s chief desire is that you cry out to Him. When you find yourself in a place of terror and solitary confinement, God wants your attention. He simply wants to hear your voice amid the wind and the waves. He longs to be your ultimate comfort and safe shelter. …