What’s In Your Heart?

Dare to fail. Mark Batterson, The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto, Chase the Lion Beautiful Dreamer… what’s in your heart? What is that secret hope that you would do if you had wings to fly? Long ago I wrote a series of poems about a caterpillar. An uncertain, weak-knees, frightened little thing… who longed for the sky.…

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A Mystery Inside An Enigma

Don’t let what’s wrong with you keep you from worshiping what’s right with God. Mark Batterson, The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto, Chase the Lion There are things in my life that are surrounded in mystery. Try as I might, I can’t discern the purpose of the thing! Those are “the things” that we encounter on our…

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But God by A. B. Simpson

“Where is the Lord God of Elijah?” (2 Kings 2:14.) Always have I been glad that Elisha did not say, “Where is Elijah?” He had lost his friend and spiritual father, and if ever a sense of bereavement could have been justified, it would have been in the case of Elisha. But his only thought…

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Touched By An Angel

The Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 2 Corinthians 3: 17 NCV We, unaccustomed to courageexiles from delightlive coiled in shells of lonelinessuntil love leaves its high holy templeand comes into our sightto liberate us into life. Love arrivesand in its train come ecstasiesold memories of…

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Flourishing In A Paradox

Live for the applause of nail-scarred hands. Mark Batterson, The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto, Chase the Lion If you intend to live for the applause of nail-scarred hands you are going to have to loose your hold on preconceived notions of perfection and performing for people. This can be extremely painful to learn. Especially if you…

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The Wings of A Warrior!

Blaze new trails. Mark Batterson, The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto, Chase the Lion Why do you blaze new trails? So you can go where you have not been before; by wearing out a path; by repeatedly following a trail that gets you where you need to go, yes? There was this “watershed moment” in my life,…

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Windmills In My Mind

Burn sinful bridges. –Mark Batterson, The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto, Chase The Lion Okay, so I know that when Mark Batterson says, “Burn sinful bridges.” he is wanting us to deal with our patterns of sinful behavior. And, he’s right. We all need to address ourselves to those. But, if you’ll just grant me a little…

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A Room Called: REMEMBER

“The time is ripe for looking back over the day, the week, the year, and trying to figure out where we have come from and where we are going to, for sifting through the things we have done and the things we have left undone for a clue to who we are and who, for…

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