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Day 31 – The Lens of Redemption; When Healing DOESN’T Happen

Miraculous healing happens all the time. We’re privileged to bear witness to it in our own marriage and in the marriages of many others. But, what about when healing doesn’t happen. That’s a tough pill to swallow. Yeah, no one … Continue reading

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Day 17 – Heal Our Land

Heavenly Father, we cry out for healing across our nation. Shootings in Washington DC…stabbings in Texas…floods in Colorado…all far too much for our humanity to bear. We plead for justice, we pray for healing, we cry out for deliverance and a mighty awakening. In … Continue reading

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Day 12 – Hiding the Word

“As a goal for this year, I’m going to memorize the Book of 1John.” “Seriously?” I asked Clint, rather surprised. “Seriously.” he answered. Ever since Clint shared this desire with me, I’ve watched and prayed as he has taken two verses … Continue reading

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Day 2 – Who Knew?

Who knew that twenty-four years ago today, we would marry each other? Who knew that in less than two years, our marriage would be destroyed? Who knew that eleven years and no contact with each other would follow? Who knew … Continue reading

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The Hunger of God’s Mission

When we were married the first time in 1989, it took less than two years for us to become another casualty in our church. We had it all backwards; chasing after God’s mission instead of chasing after our Maker. As a … Continue reading

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The Grief of God’s Mission

My life passage is Isaiah 61:1-4. Powerful? Yes. Purposeful? Absolutely. But, on nights like this…when grief grabs at my gut and anguish atrophies every muscle of faith I can muster…I don’t care about power or purpose.  I just want God … Continue reading

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The Mourning of God’s Mission

Some say, “GRIEF IS LIFE’S GREATEST TEACHER.” But, I’m not far enough along to agree or pass judgment… My heart-wound raw and gaping. Because frankly…if I had my way in the world tonight… I’d alter the anguish of my journey.  I’d pick … Continue reading

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Rebuilding on the Ruins

“But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,” declares the LORD, “because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.” This is what the LORD says: “I will restore the fortunes of Jacob’s tents … Continue reading

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Broken Things

I don’t like it when things get broken. Don’t like it one bit. But, God has a hankering for broken things. He has to have them. He searches for messes beyond measure. Because NOTHING lies beyond His restorative reach. NOTHING. … Continue reading

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WANTED: More Hands

When a mission comes to a close, we’re like two horses headed for the feed barn. Hungry for home. We unload. Unpack. Unwind. Reflect. Regroup. Recharge. But, the ecstacy of living out our call is quickly diminished by the news of … Continue reading

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