April 24, 2019
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A Story. An Epic.

Something hidden in the ancient past.

Something dangerous now unfolding.

Something waiting in the future for us to discover.

Some crucial role for us to play.

Christianity, in its true form,...

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April 23, 2019
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Stasi Eldredge's book, "Free to Be Me", helps teen girls become the young women God created them to be.
 
 
Hi. I’m Stasi and, okay, yes, it’s been a while since I was in middle school or high school,...
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April 22, 2019
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The new covenant has two parts to it: "I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh" (Ezek. 36:26). God removed your old heart when he circumcised your heart; he...

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April 21, 2019
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Early in the morning, Jesus stood on the shore, but the disciples did not realize that it was Jesus. He called out to them, "Friends, haven't you any fish?" "No," they answered. He said, "Throw your net on the right side of the boat and you will...

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April 20, 2019
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Where is this supposed coming? The current expression of that goes much more cleverly, like this: “But every age has thought that Jesus was about to show up. Even Paul did—and he was wrong. Who knows when it could be; it might take...
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April 19, 2019
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We live in a world filled with beauty and wonder, adventure and laughter, but also too often filled with difficulty, fear, danger, and pain. Courage is the quality of spirit that enables one to face danger, pain, difficulty, or fear with...

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April 18, 2019
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I love being happy. But happiness is unpredictable; it feels vulnerable because it is tied to my circumstances. And don’t we all know it. One day you’re up; next day you’re down. Circumstantial happiness is an emotional roller coaster; it can...

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April 17, 2019
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Remember that little guy I told you about, with the shiny boots and a pair of six-shooters? The best part of the story is that it wasn't all pretend. I had a place to live out those dreams. My grandfather, my father's father, was a cowboy. He...

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April 16, 2019
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Man’s love is of man’s life a thing apart
’Tis a woman’s whole existence.
(Byron)

Eve was created because things were not right without her. Something was not good. “It is not good for the man to be alone” (Gen. 2:18). This...

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April 15, 2019
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After Jesus and his disciples arrived in Capernaum, the collectors of the two-drachma tax came to Peter and asked, “Doesn’t your teacher pay the temple tax?” “Yes, he does,” he replied. When Peter came into the house, Jesus was the first to speak...

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April 14, 2019
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Even Jesus endured assault—not the open accusation that he had a wicked heart, but the more subtle kind, the seemingly "innocent" Arrows that come through "misunderstanding."

After this, Jesus went around in Galilee, purposely staying away...

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April 13, 2019
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If you have any doubts as to whether or not God loves wildness, spend a night in the woods ... alone. Take a walk out in a thunderstorm. Go for a swim with a pod of killer whales. Get a bull moose mad at you. Whose idea was this, anyway? The...

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April 12, 2019
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It is a matter of the heart, my brothers. There are many offices a man might fulfill as a king—father of a household, manager of a department, pastor of a church, coach of a team, prime minister of a nation—but the heart...
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April 11, 2019
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Let’s come back to Zacchaeus and the town harlot who crashed the party to weep at Jesus’ feet. They were, both of them, very keenly aware of their failures. They knew they had fallen way short of God’s goodness. And not only did they know it, but...

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April 10, 2019
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The book “Killing Lions” is a conversation between John and Sam Eldredge about the trials young men face.
 
 
[John]   I’d love to share what thirty years of marriage (and twenty counseling...
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April 09, 2019
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For what shall we do when we wake one day to find we have lost touch with our heart and with it the very refuge where God's presence resides? Starting very early, life has taught all of us to ignore and distrust the deepest yearnings of our heart...

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April 08, 2019
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There is wisdom, and there is revelation. They go together, hand in hand. “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better” (Ephesians 1...
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April 07, 2019
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He enables us to love. He gives us the greatest treasure in all creation: a heart. For he intends that we should be his intimate allies, to borrow Dan Allender's phrase, who join in the Sacred Circle of intimacy that is the core of the universe,...

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April 06, 2019
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Chesterton conducted something of a personal experiment to see what the overall impression would be if a person simply read the Gospels without any previous information regarding Jesus. What he found surprised him:

It is full of sudden...

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April 05, 2019
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Everything in you may be saying, “But you don’t understand. I want to eat that whole box of chocolates (or sleep with my boyfriend, or let my anger really fly). That’s what really seems like life to me right now.” God says, “I know you...

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