Wounded or Broken?

I saw this quote from Pastor Greg Surratt from Seacoast Church in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina and it stirred some thoughts in my heart.  “There’s a difference between leading from woundedness and leading from brokenness.”  What are those...

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Don’t Follow Your Heart

One of the most common pieces of advice given by the self-help talking heads in our culture is to find happiness you should just follow your heart.  It’s not new advice; it’s actually some of the most ancient advice ever given.  But why is it...

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Why Children’s Ministry?

Ever since I can remember I knew that God created me for a purpose as He does each of His children.  My “purpose” is to teach children.  But, it wasn’t until I started really doing Children’s Ministry, that I knew God was calling me to so much...

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What Am I Supposed To Do?

Have you ever wondered why you are here?  Have you ever gazed to the heavens and asked the Almighty, “What am I supposed to do?”  I bet most of us have at some point or another, and if you haven’t, your day is coming.  We all come to a moment of...

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Peace for Who?
Peace for Who?

Lately, my heart has been meditating on peace. I’ve listened to some great teachings on peace, I’ve contemplated what it means to experience God’s peace, and I’ve read verses about peace, even during most hectic time of year. It is ironic that we...

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Written On My Mirror
Written On My Mirror

One of my favorite doxologies in the Bible comes at the end of Jude: “Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy, to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus...

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Become a Spiritual Ninja

After spending the last two evenings listening to Dr. Frank Turek, my mind is full of new ways to win arguments and look really super smart. But rather than fill your mind with the ontological and teleological arguments for God’s existence, let...

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The Curse that Leads to Life

“To the woman he said, ‘I will surely multiply your pain in childbearing; in pain you shall bring forth children. Your desire shall be for your husband, and he shall rule over you.’ And to Adam he said, ‘Because you have...

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The End of Condemnation

{Author’s note – This blog entry was originally intended as chapter three in a Bible study we were going to publish. God has changed those plans for us, so I present this here to you as an unusually long blog entry. I hope it gives...

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The Pursuit of Happiness

I’ve recently heard a lot of things said about pleasure, the pursuit of happiness, satisfaction, and things like that.  To be sure, we live in a free country where we are at liberty to pursue those things, and for the most part without the...

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You Will Not Fail

Have you ever felt like you might not make it?  Have you ever experienced a season of doubt?  Are you in the middle of a struggle that seems to be defining your very existence?  Do you feel like you are losing that struggle?  These seasons of...

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The Reborn Identity
The Reborn Identity

As I began studying Hebrews chapter three this morning, the author begins that chapter by addressing us as holy brothers. “Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our...

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