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When You Finally Get the “NO”

People always say “Oh, God’s never not answering you. His answer is just ‘not yet’.” People say “It’s in times of waiting, hoping, dreaming, wishing, begging for answers that we are shaped, molded, and challenged to trust.” People encourage “Just keep … Continue reading

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Sitting at a Yellow Light

It’s a funny thing, life. One minute, you’re put-putting along, thinking you’ve got your life pretty much down pat. At least for this phase, this time, this three year segment …. The next minute, you feel things slipping here, slipping … Continue reading

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The Art of Ministry: Generosity Required

“Listen carefully to what I am saying—and be wary of the shrewd advice that tells you how to get ahead in the world on your own. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity. Stinginess impoverishes.” Mark 4:25, The … Continue reading

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The Art of Ministry: It’s Not Complicated

You know what I tend to forget? Ministry happens in small moments. It’s not all about leading big programs, or creating huge experiences. It’s not always about droves of people, and lengthy services. (In fact, it’s never about lengthy services. … Continue reading

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