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Make Peace

Peacemaker There are several instances in scripture where God’s people are directed to cross an impossible body of water. These times would require faith, perseverance, and miraculous intervention. Thought seemingly impossible, the journey was never without purpose. Each destination set before their eyes held a glorious promise from God. In…

Your Stronghold

Where is your stronghold? strong-hold :1. a place that has been fortified so as to protect it against attack. :2. a place where a particular cause or belief is strongly defended or upheld. Source: Google Dictionary Often times when we think of the word “stronghold” we think of being held…

How’s Your Listening Skills?

Do you listen well? “Seek to first understand before being understood” ~J Richard Clarke You’ve probably heard the above quote before, so…how do I gain understanding?  Understanding can take time and one of the major keys is learning how to listen.  Don’t worry, if this is not your strong suit,…

A Larger Secret Space

Larger Secret Spaces and Smaller Public Spaces “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in Heaven.” Matthew 6:1 I read this verse in Matthew chapter 6, verse 1, and just…

Paralysis Of Purpose

Don’t get paralyzed by purpose A few weeks ago I wrote about our God-given purpose, and that fact that we don’t need to get stuck searching for it.  After decades of working with people, I have discovered the way we present living a purpose-driven life has created an unnecessary burden….

Purpose and traction

stay focused on your god-given purpose Here is a great question to ask about any situation: “Is this going to cause the friction / tension that I need to move forward in my purpose, or is this going to cause me to become distracted from my purpose?” I define my…

What is my purpose?

Your god-given Purpose “But I had concern for my holy name, which the house of Israel had profaned among the nations when they came.” ~ Ezekiel 36:21 When it comes to the topic of wondering what our God-given purpose is, Ezekiel chapter thirty-six gives a pretty solid answer. Before we…

A special day this year

I learned so much from Yom Kippur this year “On the last day of the feast, the great day, Jesus stood up and cried out, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to me and drink.” (John 7:37 ESV) I probably started studying the festivals, or appointed times, found in Leviticus…

Believe Me

God’s Ways Are Higher “When I don’t understand Your Ways, help me to believe in Your Ways.” I’ve been taking some time this summer to determine what I want to actually accomplish with this website and (truth be told) the next phase of my life.  So much has happened that…

Distinguished by pain

Distinguished through pain, not defined by it (Part One) “The direction we choose will determine if our lives will take on the identity of pain or become distinguished by the fruitfulness that can come through pain.” Now Jabez was more honorable than his brothers, and his mother called his name…

Throne Room Strategy

Part One | Part Two | Part Three PART TWO Read the story of King Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles, chapters 17 – 20 to follow along. This is part three of our discussion on “what to do, when you don’t know what to do”. Click here for part one.  As King…