The Journeyman Walks with You

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Have you ever felt abandoned by God?  Have you ever been angry because you believe you are condemned by God?  Does it seem that God cannot touch the places of pain in your heart? Most of us can relate to feeling that way.  And often times, friends try to provide comfort with Romans 8:1 “There is therefore now no condemnation … Read More

God is Present in the Pain

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People who are grieving and suffering are not looking for a detailed explanation of the truth.  They can be comforted simply by its mention.  They need the person that Jesus is; they need the precious presence of a Savior. How does this truth become real for a grieving person? It becomes real as a person embraces the loving presence of … Read More

Pilgrimage to Wholeness

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The journey of our Christian walk can feel like we are going somewhere but we don’t know where we are going.  We are uncomfortable because we don’t have control of the itinerary and can’t control the route.  Our present states of brokenness and incompleteness is not always comfortable but at least we are accustomed to it and know our way … Read More

Important Things to Remember

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In the stresses of life we can forget the many ways that God has been with us and helped us in the past. As we remember and think specifically about the sacrifice Jesus has done for us. We think about the cost of our redemption and the willingness of God to pay the price for us our memories are jolted … Read More

Benefits of Pruning

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If I am honest there are times when my view of God has been like that of a genie. I have believed that if I rub Him the right way by adding the actions of prayer and faith to my spiritual walk, He will pop up and give me what I want. That is a drastically wrong view of God.  … Read More

I Need Discernment

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I read a line from Michael Hyatt’s blog the other day that really struck me as practically discerning: “If you don’t like what you see in the life of the messenger, it’s usually best to ignore the message.” In essence, Michael is advising us not to take advice from people aren’t getting the results you want to experience. It is … Read More

9 Steps Through the Pain

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When a person has been grievously wronged they are forever marked. Psalm 129:3 says “The plowers plowed upon my back; they made long furrows.”  This verse is a picture of being shoved to the ground with your face down, having someone walk on top of you, gouging up and down your back, leaving permanent furrows or marks. The images from … Read More

Open Up to Desire

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For the last two days I was tucked away at a retreat house conducting an intensive retreat.  We were four spiritual companions gathered together to walk alongside a sister, who, in the trials of life, has lost sight of the Lord.  In her anger at the Lord for not keeping her safe from emotional pain, she has fallen into a … Read More

The Powerful Dynamic of Desire

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One of things Jesus seems to love to do to help people get in touch with spiritual realities is to ask questions that guide them to what is deeply true within. No matter how good, bad, or ugly, He preferred that we speak honestly and get to the core of the issue.  His questions probe into our hopes and dreams, … Read More

Do Not Be Diminished

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There seems to be two types of leaders in the world – those who seem to boost the IQ of others and those who suck the mental life out of their employees. Have you ever worked for someone who was highly intelligent and yet, had a tendency to either overtly or subtly, shut you down? Some leaders can amplify intelligence … Read More