Tag Archives: restoration

Freedom: Making Freer Choices

"If you stick with this, living out what I tell you, you are my disciples for sure. Then you will experience for yourselves the truth, and the truth will free you." - Jesus Who the Son sets free is free indeed!  I so love this scripture from John 8.  Christian freedom has been long explored,…
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The New Scorecard – Church

There is a chronic issue that is burning out pastors and church leaders all over North America.  It creates the environment for workaholism and often seriously sidelines many genuinely called and gifted ministers of the Good News.  The root of much of this toxicity has to do with the way many evaluate and judge the success or failure of Church communities. …
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Renovated by the Word: Scriptures

The Holy Spirit brings that "bang!" to the scriptures in many wonderful and dynamic ways. These ways lead us deeper into rest (read: not working our tails off trying to earn Gods love and acceptance), they lead us into a greater sense of the Fathers crazy love for us, our uniqueness, and expand our capacity…
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A Terrible Case of the What if

Last night, while I lay thinking here, some What ifs crawled inside my ear and pranced and partied all night long and sang their same old What-if song: What if I'm dumb in school? What if they've closed the swimming pool? What if I get beat up? What if there's poison in my cup? What if I start to cry? What if…
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Reflection at Days End

In this restful audio reflection you prayerfully look back over your day. As you review your day, you ask God to bring those things to mind that He wishes.  As you become aware of situations and feeling, you are invited to offer these back to God to perhaps hear what He might be saying and…
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Not just a Sex Addiction – Pornography

There is a great deal written about the toxic aspects of pornography in the lives of people from many walks of life and sadly, this material is far less than the easy, abundant clicks to access mountains of online pornography.   The insidiousness of Internet porn is reaching into the lives of many men (at…
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Restoring Fallen Leaders

It seems we are always looking for heroes, someone to place upon a pedestal and inevitably they fall from the heights we have elevated them!  Sometimes it is simply they don't live up to the unrealistic expectations we place upon them but sometimes they fall from the pedestal because of their actions.  Recent history is…
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When a Sparrow Falls – An Allegory of Failure & Hope

Not even a sparrow, worth only half a penny, can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it. Mt 10:29 Once upon a time a Momma bird hatched new baby sparrows. One sparrow was bigger and stronger than the other sparrows of the nest. With time, he grew faster, grew grander than his nest…
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Thoughts from the Butterfly Circus

“A perversion of nature. Cursed from birth.  A man, if you could even call him that,  whom God Himself has turned His back upon.” Mendez sneers sarcastically. “How can you say such horrible things? said Will. “Because you believe it!  But if you could only see the beauty that can come from the ashes.” encourages…
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