What’s Your “Go To” Point?

  “ . . . fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith.” Hebrews 12:2   Sometimes on a long climb I’ll employ an old trick my dad taught me years ago to help me get up a mountain. I’ll pick out “go-to” points. A go-to point is a rock or a […]

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Like the Nations

  Now appoint a king for us to judge us like all the nations. 1 Samuel 8:5 Christians are supposed to be different. We live by a different set of rules. A different set of values guides us. That is why it is very important for us to not grow enamored with what culture is doing […]

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Prayer and Spiritual Warfare

  The following is from my book, Pray Big for Your Life.  We Win When Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead three days later, he totally and completely broke the back of Satan. The two primary weapons the devil had at his disposal—sin and death—were overcome by Christ in his victorious […]

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A Welcome Rebuke

  Let the righteous smite me in kindness and reprove me; it is oil upon the head; do not let my head refuse it. Psalm 141:5 I love this verse. I’ve loved it for years. It reminds me of who I want to be. David—a mighty man, a brilliant warrior and leader–wanted men in his […]

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Who Does God See

“For My hand made all these things, thus all these things came into being,” declares the LORD. “But to this one I will look, to him who is humble and contrite of spirit, and who trembles at My word.” Isaiah 66:2 There is a direct relationship between a person’s humility before God and the favor […]

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Five Ways to Teach Your Kids about God

Tell your sons about it, and let your sons tell their sons, and their sons the next generation. Joel 1:3 God never intended for faith to be merely caught. It must be taught. Yes faith is contagious, but the Bible is filled with verses calling parents, grandparents and role models to be very deliberate about […]

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Turn North

  You have circled this mountain long enough. Now turn north. Deuteronomy 2:3  Basically, this verse represents God telling us to move on. The people of Israel had found comfort and safety in the circling Mt Seir. They had just lost a terrible battle, and they fled to the region of Seir for protection. They […]

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Six Days

Six days you shall labor and do all your work. Deuteronomy 5:13 As I’ve been reflecting on my recent diagnosis of depression and the overall fatigue that caused me to take a leave of absence from my job, I have become painfully aware of my own negligence in the area of Sabbath. As I reflected […]

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Praying for Spiritual Authority

The following is from Pray Big for Your Life.  Chapter 8 In Jesus’s Name: Prayers for Spiritual Authority You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world. 1 John 4:4 Janie wasn’t quite sure what was going […]

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No Sword

  Thus David prevailed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone, and he struck the Philistine and killed him; but there was no sword in David’s hand. 1 Samuel 17:50 When David killed Goliath, it served notice to both the Israelites and the Philistines that there was a God in Israel who would […]

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