March 23, 2016
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God begins our courtship with a surprise. Taking the blindfold off, he turns us around and reveals his handmade wedding present. “Here,” he says. “It’s yours. Enjoy yourselves. Do you like it? Take it for a spin.” A lavish gift indeed. What’s he...

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March 08, 2016
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Some years into our spiritual journey, after the waves of anticipation that mark the beginning of any pilgrimage have begun to ebb into life's middle years of service and busyness, a voice speaks to us in the midst of all we are doing. There...

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March 03, 2016
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Several years ago I went through one of the most painful trials of my professional life. The story involves a colleague whom I will call Dave, a man I hired and with whom I had labored several years in ministry. We spent many hours on the road...

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February 29, 2016
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Communion with God is replaced by activity for God. There is little time in this outer world for deep questions. Given the right plan, everything in life can be managed . . . except your heart. The inner life, the story of our heart, is the life...

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February 22, 2016
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Allow me, then, to review what we have encountered. First, our lives are not a random series of events; they tell a Story that has meaning. We aren't in a movie we've arrived at twenty minutes late; we are in a Sacred Romance. There really is...

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February 12, 2016
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The Scriptures employ a wide scale of metaphors to capture the many facets of our relationship with God. If you consider them in a sort of ascending order, there is a noticeable and breathtaking progression. Down near the bottom of the totem pole...

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February 01, 2016
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Beginning this week, you will notice Daily Readings featuring content from John's upcoming new book, Moving Mountains. Today, we encourage you to listen to our new podcast where John, Stasi, and Craig discuss how to pray with passion...
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December 27, 2015
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Either we wake to tackle our “to do” list, get things done, guided by our morals and whatever clarity we may at the moment have (both rather lacking to the need, I might add); or we wake in the midst of a dangerous Story, as God’s intimate ally,...

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December 25, 2015
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"Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will be with child ..." (Luke 1:30)

No matter how troubled Mary was, her heart had been cultivated by faith, and she responded to the news with composure, dignity, and faith. She...

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October 08, 2015
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I will find you.
No matter how long it takes, no matter how far—I will find you.
Nathaniel to Cora in The Last of the Mohicans

One of my favorite games growing up was "kidnapped and rescued." I know many little girls...

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September 27, 2015
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I’ve always wondered why Jesus, having healed someone, would immediately tell them to keep quiet about it. After giving two blind men perfect vision, “Jesus warned them sternly, ‘See that no one knows about this’” (Matt. 9:30). Warned them...

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September 21, 2015
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In my anguish and despair, I hit my knees and turn my face to Jesus again and again and again. My cries for help have been agonizing groans laden with self-loathing, accusation, and desperation. And God has met me. In the midst of overwhelming...

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June 30, 2015
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There is the story of subduing the storm and immediately after, the encounter with Legion. In all three synoptic Gospels, these two stories are linked—a frightening storm, and then a frightening demoniac. In all three accounts, Jesus—who was...

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April 23, 2015
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Jesus longs for you to come close to him. And he has been moving throughout all eternity, battling, suffering, dying, and triumphing to win your heart for himself. He wants to capture your heart as a response to his overwhelming love for you. ...

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February 14, 2015
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After creating this stunning portrait of a total union, the man and woman becoming one, God turns the universe on its head when he tells us that this is what he is seeking with us. In fact, Paul says it is ...

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December 11, 2014
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It can feel impossible during the Christmas season to maintain the rhythms that bring us life. To draw us back to God, John and Craig offer four conversations - one for each week of Advent - to help you awaken to, remember, and anticipate the...
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September 25, 2014
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Here in the final episode, the guys tackle the hardest question of all: do you like who you are becoming? Discover the secret of becoming the man you want to be: that no time is wasted, that you have a Father who loves you, and that if you don't...

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September 18, 2014
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Every man has an Enemy, but few choose to face it. Those few are the ones who find life. This is the second-to-last episode of the Killing Lions video series!

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September 10, 2014
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There is nothing like adversity to expose what is inside a man's heart. Something as simple as a flat tire can offer opportunity for growth and learning the strength to handle our lives.

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September 03, 2014
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In this Killing Lions short, we see how true masculinity is a profoundly spiritual thing. In order to find a life with God, you have to find Him in the things you love and in responding to the world He created.

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