February 05, 2018
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Jesus is worthy of our devotion and our thanks. Your Jesus is the One who rode into the depths of the darkest, most dangerous dungeon to rescue his True Love. He is the One who will ride again on a white steed with fire in his eyes and a flaming...

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February 03, 2018
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There are three desires that I have found essential to a woman’s heart, which are not entirely different from a man’s and yet they remain distinctly feminine. Not every woman wants a battle to fight, but every woman yearns to be fought for...

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February 02, 2018
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Can you imagine if on your honeymoon one of you sneaked off for a rendezvous with a perfect stranger? Adam and Eve kicked off the honeymoon by sleeping with the Enemy. Then comes one of the most poignant verses in all Scripture: "What is this you...

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February 01, 2018
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Late into the night, early in the morning, walking down the road, in the middle of his supper, at home, abroad, Jesus offers. His time, his words, his touch, flowing like the wine at Cana. To appreciate the reality of it all, remember, this is...

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January 31, 2018
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God speaks to Israel through the prophet Isaiah when she is surrounded by enemies and making every effort to appease them through diplomacy, gifts, treaties, and bribes, and says this to her:

"You went to Molech with...

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January 30, 2018
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The book “Killing Lions” is a conversation between John and Sam Eldredge about the trials young men face.
 
 
[John]   The more you know yourself, the more this will prove an immensely...
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January 29, 2018
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Why did God curse Eve with loneliness and heartache, an emptiness that nothing would be able to fill? Wasn’t her life going to be hard enough out there in the world, banished from the Garden that was her true home, her only home, never able...
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January 28, 2018
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The thought of me being called out of hiding is unnerving. I don't think I want to be seen. Many years ago, during my life in the theater, I received a standing ovation for a performance. The audience was literally on its feet, cheering....

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January 25, 2018
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The Evil One has basically two ploys. If he cannot get us to kill our hearts and bury our desire, then he is delighted to seduce our desire into a trap. Once we give over our desire for life to any object other than God, we become ensnared. Think...

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January 19, 2018
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God gave Eve a beautiful form and a beautiful spirit. She expresses beauty in both. Better, she expresses beauty simply in who she is. Like God, it is her essence.
 
Stasi and I just spent a weekend...
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January 16, 2018
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Here at the beginning of a new year, what new ways might you pursue God presence? 
 
Most folks tend to keep doing what they've been doing...while hoping for different results. This often happens because we just don'...
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January 14, 2018
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You have your heads in your Bibles constantly because you think you’ll find eternal life there. But you miss the forest for the trees. These Scriptures are all about me! And here I am, standing right before you, and you aren’t...

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January 11, 2018
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The book "Killing Lions" is a conversation between John and Sam Eldredge about the trials young men face.
 
 
[Sam]   What we want right off the bat is a map of some kind, a plan, a...
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January 07, 2018
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There’s a passage in the book of Hebrews we don’t like very much.
 
“Although he was a son”—it is speaking about Jesus Christ—“he learned obedience from what he suffered” (5:8).
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January 04, 2018
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Where do we go from here? "This life," wrote Jonathan Edwards, "ought to be spent by us only as a journey towards heaven." That's the only story worth living in now. The road goes out before us and our destination awaits. In the imagery of...

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January 03, 2018
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He made you you—on purpose. You are the only you—ever. Becoming ourselves means we are actively cooperating with God’s intention for our lives, not fighting him or ourselves. God accepts us right at this moment, and he wants us to accept...

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January 02, 2018
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We must forgive those who hurt us. The reason is simple: Bitterness and unforgiveness set their hooks deep in our hearts; they are chains that hold us captive to the wounds and the messages of those wounds. Until you forgive, you remain their...
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January 01, 2018
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The more you give the parts of your life over to Jesus, the more his life is able to invade yours. The relief alone is worth the price.
 
Last night Stasi and I were at a dinner party with friends we love and enjoy....
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December 27, 2017
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By the grace of God, we cannot quite pull it off. In the quiet moments of the day we sense a nagging within, a discontentment, a hunger for something else. But because we have not solved the riddle of our existence, we assume that something is...

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December 24, 2017
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We need Jesus like we need oxygen. Like we need water. Like the branch needs the vine. Jesus is not merely a figure for devotions. He is the missing essence of your existence. Whether we know it or not, we are desperate for Jesus.           ...

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