Kingdom Economics vs Pagan Economics by David Fredrickson
Sep09

Kingdom Economics vs Pagan Economics by David Fredrickson

Most of my closest friends are in the middle of some degree of what Westerners would consider a financial crisis. Outgo is exceeding income. Life savings are either non-existent or on their way to extinction and every attempt at creating a sufficient income stream comes up empty. I have an intimate understanding of their dilemma as my wife and I are in the same boat. Yet none of us are underfed, homeless or on foot. Somehow God...

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Having a Spiritual Breakthrough That Lasts by Steve Crosby
Sep08

Having a Spiritual Breakthrough That Lasts by Steve Crosby

Many bemoan what they perceive as a lack of the Lord’s intervention and deliverance in persistent and difficult situations they face: “Where is the Lord’s deliverance? If He is all He is supposed to be, and we have the Spirit that we supposedly do, why is there so little spiritual breakthrough in my life?” The problem can sometimes be that we want God to make things wonderful for us while changing none of our beliefs, thinking,...

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Swimming Upstream ain’t Easy, but Don’t Stop Now! by Don Nori
Sep08

Swimming Upstream ain’t Easy, but Don’t Stop Now! by Don Nori

The forces against you are incredible, but you were made with the strength to buck the tide. Most look at you and wonder what makes you tick. Ha! Sometimes you wonder that yourself! But you are not satisfied with things as they are. You just will not settle for less. If the truth be know, you can’t. Of course, let me say right away that you need to know in your heart that you are in the River of God’s grace and direction. You cannot...

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Surviving Transitions and My Idiot Yesterdays by Steve Crosby
Aug11

Surviving Transitions and My Idiot Yesterdays by Steve Crosby

The Scriptures were written to an agricultural people who understood the ebb and flow of seasonal living. They understood the importance of spending appropriate energy in the correct season. By contrast, our modern industrial societies live by the clock and 24-7 productivity, not by seasons. Our “switch” is always turned on, unwisely so. What might be positive for making widgets, doesn’t translate positively into the kingdom of God....

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Relationship in the Kingdom of God by Rolland & Heidi Baker
Jul28

Relationship in the Kingdom of God by Rolland & Heidi Baker

Our years in Pemba have been tumultuous, intense, filled with demonic attacks, violence, threats, opposition from the government, discouragement, theft, loss, disappointments, failures, staff turnover, and the constant, unrelenting demands of extreme poverty and disease all around us. It almost always seemed that our capabilities and resources were no match for the challenges we faced every day, resulting in a level of chaos and...

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