Are You Burning Wick Instead of Oil?

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace.” (Matthew 11:28-29, The Message) We all have times […]

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The Ministry of Standing

When Nazi Germany bombed London in the direst moments of WWII, Prime Minister Winston Churchill would routinely climb onto a roof (or on top of his car if he was on the ground) to stand and watch the bombs fall. His defiant silhouette—no doubt replete with his famous Churchillian cigar—was a reminder to anyone who […]

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Peace Or Adrenaline?

Which word best describes the consistent state of your soul: peace or adrenaline? Are you characterized by “untroubled, undisturbed composure and well-being” (New Testament Greek definition of peace), or are you in a constantly stressed, adrenaline-laced, fight-or-flight posture? Most of us would align with the latter. It is the bane of our 21st-century Western Civilization […]

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The Insomniac

In 1 Timothy 2:1-2, The Apostle Paul urges us to pray for “kings and all who are in authority” so they can lead tranquil lives of godliness and dignity. It is a great admonition and we should most definitely pray for them that way. However, he forgot to remind us that we should also pray […]

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