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Facing Darkness: Winning in the Battlefield of Your Mind

So, I’m mindlessly scrolling through Facebook (perhaps this was my first mistake). I notice that a friend of mine posted a profound story of God radically changing someone’s life, which was turned into a movie. I’m very intrigued and follow the link, which takes me to YouTube. I watch the trailer for this high-profile Hollywood movie, detailing the life of this man completely transformed by faith in … Continue reading

You’re In. But, How Far Will You Go?

“..we have been made holy through the sacrifice of the body of Jesus Christ once for all…… For by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy.” Hebrews 10:10, 13-14 My daughter loves gymnastics. She has class twice a week for an hour and a half. And, anytime she doesn’t … Continue reading

That’s Not What You Are Anymore!

The metamorphosis of the caterpillar to a butterfly is remarkable. Talk about becoming something COMPLETELY different! And, what a beautiful creature the butterfly is! Imagine if you could have a conversation with a butterfly: You: “Hey, Butterfly, you’re really just a caterpillar, right?” Butterfly: “NO! I’m a butterfly, look at me!” You: “Well, don’t you still feel like … Continue reading

You Know You Want To!

Have you ever been in a situation where you’re presented with an opportunity, but you’re unsure… and then the person presenting the option says, “C’mon, you know you want to!”? Unfortunately, many times in those situations the answer is “no, I don’t really want to! But, I’m feeling pressured by you!”. Sometimes then, we choose well … Continue reading

Get on My Level

You ever notice how easy it is to pick up phrases and lingo from movies or pop culture? We sometimes assimilate them without even thinking, because it seems that “everyone” is saying or thinking that thing. This isn’t always necessarily evil, but have you ever stopped to think about the origin of those thought processes … Continue reading

Affection-Based Obedience

[This post is part of a 40-day season of fasting and prayer called “Rend 960” that my church is doing] Affection Based Obedience John 15:12 “This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.13 Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. 14 You are my friends if you … Continue reading

More Righteous than the Pharisees

[This post is a part of a 40-day season of fasting and prayer that my church is doing called “Rend 960”] Matthew 5:20 For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds  that of the scribes and Pharisees, you  will never enter the kingdom of heaven.   Have you noticed that Jesus has a way of saying some crazy … Continue reading