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“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28-29) My Dad … Continue reading Surrendering to Freedom
I awoke today with a small set of lyrics from a song that I have not heard for many, many years... Victim of Love. That was kind of weird. But, it was related to other thoughts I awoke with, or had been thinking of during my sleep. Thoughts of how so many people are unconscious … Continue reading A Victim of Love
This “bad business decision” is one made by many people every day. And especially by those who think they have a lot to lose. “And as he was setting out on his journey, a man ran up and knelt before him and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life? ....Teacher, … Continue reading A Very Bad Business Decision
"Now Joseph had been brought down to Egypt, and Potiphar, an officer of Pharaoh, the captain of the guard, an Egyptian, had bought him from the Ishmaelites who had brought him down there. The Lord was with Joseph, and he became a successful man, and he was in the house of his Egyptian master. His … Continue reading Success Comes From Within
"Patience is not [merely the] ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting." (Unknown) This is a truth that cannot be overstated. I have many times seen people give up... not on waiting as much as on maintaining a trusting and faith-filled attitude during the timeframes that God has set or … Continue reading Waiting on God
"As I was on my way and drew near to Damascus, about noon a great light from heaven suddenly shone around me. And I fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to me, ‘Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?’ And I answered, ‘Who are you, Lord?’ And he said to me, ‘I … Continue reading Our Testimony
Following is a message I recently shared with the Frontline staff, at our monthly community gathering. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ John Maxwell has built an international ministry focusing on leadership skills and teamwork. He has long said that behind every great accomplishment in human history, you will find that -even if it appears to to be the work … Continue reading On the Importance of the Parts
In Acts chapter four, we find a man completely lame for more than 40 years, begging daily for alms to survive. That’s a bummer. We also find Peter and John, who come to the temple door, see the lame man, and proclaim healing over him in the name of Jesus, and he is instantly healed. … Continue reading Do Good. Work Miracles. Be Hated.
“But Jesus said, “That isn’t necessary—you feed them.” “But we have only five loaves of bread and two fish!” they answered. (Mt 14:16-17) Isn’t this the common response of most of us to a situation of need? To size up the situation entirely on what is needed, and then compare it to what we have and […]