Unswerving Determination

Live like today is the first day and the last day of your life. Mark Batterson, The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto, Chase the Lion Living like this day is the first and the last day of your life definitely takes unswerving determination and laser focus. I mean, it sounds good. The line trips off the tongue…

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Embracing Lions ~ Chasing Only His Opportunity

Grab opportunity by the mane and don’t let go! Mark Batterson, The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto, Chase the Lion Purpose is not about getting what you want. I believe, many of us chase opportunity thinking that, “If I can just get this certain opportunity, or opening, or breakthrough in my present circumstance… then, I will have…

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The abc’s of Believing: Z -Zoe!

What does it mean to have ZOE? (Zoe means “creation life.”) So, what does that look like? Well, let me ask you, “What does JOY bubbling up from the center of your soul look like?” What does peace that can withstand any kind of storm look like? What does confident believing look like, when all…

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Main Track or Sidetracked?

Do you get sidetracked as easily as I do? I so often get distracted by letting my focus wander to where it was never supposed to go. Now, here I am again… (…heavy sigh.) Man, there are so many “voices” out there; so many “answers” that look like something good. Then, before I know it,…

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Five Vows of Spiritual Power

by A.W. Tozer Some people object to taking vows, but in the Bible you will find many great men of God directed by covenants, promises, vows and pledges. The psalmist was not averse to the taking of vows: “Thy vows are upon me, O God,” he said. “I will render my praises unto thee” (Psalm…

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The a,b,c’s of Believing: Y – Yielded

God always makes his grace visible in Christ, who includes us as partners of his endless triumph. Through our yielded lives he spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of God everywhere we go. 2 Corinthians 2: 14 TPT There is an old hymn, now in the public domain, that we used to sing in church…

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A Garden Beckons…

Gardens are not made by singing ‘Oh, how beautiful,’ and sitting in the shade. — Rudyard Kipling The last two weeks I can hear my garden whispering, “Come out, come out, it’s time…” The earth is starting to warm and I am famished to feel it between my fingers. All the fruit trees are full…

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The abc’s of Believing: X – Xiphoid

For we have the living Word of God, which is full of energy, and it pierces more sharply than a two-edged sword. It will even penetrate to the very core of our being where soul and spirit, bone and marrow meet! It interprets and reveals the true thoughts and secret motives of our hearts. Hebrews…

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The abc’s of Believing: W – Watered

Her people will return from exile far away and rest beneath my shadow. They will be a watered garden and blossom like grapes; they will be as fragrant as the wines of Lebanon. Hosea 14: 7 TLB I still remember the first poem I wrote as a returned prodigal. I was in the middle of…

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The abc’s of Believing: V – Vulnerability

Courage originally meant “To speak one’s mind by telling all one’s heart.” —Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection In her personal quest to start living her life with all-out (or should I say all-in) wholeheartedness, Brené Brown makes this wonderful statement regarding courage: Over time, this definition has changed, and, today, courage is more synonymous…

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