Singing the Song of the Lord in a Strange Land
Apr21

Singing the Song of the Lord in a Strange Land

I am sure you are saying to yourself what a strange title for a Christian article. The reality is that most of the Body of Christ who has chosen to follow the cloud in the 21st Century finds itself in a strange land. We are out of Egypt physically and spiritually but we are not yet home. Our hearts, our dreams and our life is in the Promise Land like Caleb and Joshua but we are surrounded by a transitional wilderness. It would be...

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Lessons from the Cave: Responding to Prophetic Delay
Jan13

Lessons from the Cave: Responding to Prophetic Delay

His dreams of fulfilled destiny lay wrecked before him. From the heights of being anointed for the throne, and of a famous victory over one of Israel’s most forbidding enemies David was now thrust from Saul’s service into a fugitive life. Far from the comforts of the palace he found himself fighting for his survival alone in the wilderness. But this time, instead of a Philistine giant, the threat was posed by the king of Israel...

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My Faith Story; Here is Where I Was & Here is Where I am Now
Nov22

My Faith Story; Here is Where I Was & Here is Where I am Now

This month’s synchroblog is centered on our faith stories. everyone’s got one. i feel like i tell mine here all of the time, but the truth is that usually it is just little snippets of it,and and there is something about saying out loud–here’s where i was, and here’s where i am now. everyone’s got a story.  after major faith shifts, they usually are quite the dramas.  filled with inspiration &...

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Reduced to Love by David Fredrickson
Nov20

Reduced to Love by David Fredrickson

In a conversation with a friend today I was recalling how many years ago I used to ask God to reduce me to love. It sounded really noble and spiritual. I’ve also often petitioned him for a baptism of love. Seemed like it would be a warm, cozy experience. Now, years later, if asked to draw a picture of the consequences attached to those prayers, I would probably use four frames to sketch a house with many rooms. The first frame would...

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Tugging Rugs and Tired Horses – Disillusionment in the Church
Sep20

Tugging Rugs and Tired Horses – Disillusionment in the Church

In our interpersonal dealings with folks, as long as people are happy with the rug they are standing on, they will not appreciate you or I trying to pull it out from under them – even if we really have a better rug for them, tug ever so gently, and try to convince them of how loving we are for tugging! As long as people are happy with their rug, every attempt to persuade them about how bad their rug is, how unhelpful it is for them,...

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