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facing the mountain

Sometimes it takes a while to face the mountain. But perhaps you’ve been skirting it long enough, and this is the year to turn and face it. Perhaps it’s been a wilderness season, a mountain-skirting span, and courage has (finally) started to build again. Perhaps there’s a yes rising up […]

remain in the lord

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.” 1 Cor 15:58 This word steadfast is hedraios (Greek). It means to sit, to be settled, sedentary, unmoved. This word abounding is perusseuo. It […]

walking happily with jesus

I’ve been studying Psalm 119 off and on for a while. It is full of treasure. The very first word in this Psalm of 176 verses is “blessed”. “Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of the Lord!” Psalm 119:1 This word blessed is the […]

the right kind of church

For a long time we thought church was supposed to be our source of spiritual growth. For a long time we based our opinion of our current church in how “fed” we felt, how good the worship or the word was, how entertaining the children’s ministry, how well-spoken the pastor, […]

planted in the house of the lord

“Those who are planted in the house of the Lord, shall flourish in the courts of our God.” Psalm 92:13 This word planted (shathal) means, literally, “transplant.” Which, if you’ve known Jesus for any amount of time, you know to be true. He moves us around a bit, leading us […]

fear is a liar

Sometimes, we have this idea or dream or desire in our heart, and we think it would be amazing to see it happen, but then fear sets in. We toss the idea around, inventing or exaggerating limitations, pitting it up against our fears, and there’s no chance. Our fragile dream […]

he comes with a feast

Not only did Jesus come, but He still comes. Each day He approaches you, with light and way and truth, and knocks on the door of your heart. Will you let Him in today? Will you sit and take a moment to make the trade? I took communion recently in […]