Chase The Lion!

But one of the elders said to me, “Do not cry! The Lion from the tribe of Judah, David’s descendant, has won the victory…” Revelation 5:5 I have read some great books in the past few years, but I don’t believe any have impacted me as much as Mark Batterson’s, Chase The Lion! I think…

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Step Into Brave

Quit running away. Mark Batterson, The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto, Chase the Lion Well, we are coming into the last stretch of Batterson’s Lion Chaser’s Manifesto. Here, approaching the finish line, he challenges us, “Quit running away.” I wonder how many Christians have been destined for amazing things, and yet every time they are challenged to…

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Daring The Attempt…

Quit holding back. Mark Batterson, The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto, Chase the Lion I’ll confess, I was holding back for a long time. I LIKED safe. When you’ve grown up in a three-ring circus, performing to get even a few crumbs of love or affirmation–SAFE feels good. And then, one day… it doesn’t. Born Encourager That…

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Outbrave Your Doubts

Quit holding out. Mark Batterson, The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto, Chase the Lion Once upon a time I had a bookstore. For years I spoke to people, prayed for people, listened to their hearts when they wanted to share. Everyone has a story. Every story is part of your own unique journey. It may be cracked…

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Unique. Unparalleled. Original…

Dare to be different. Mark Batterson, The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto, Chase the Lion That’s you! That’s me. We are totally unique. We are unparalleled in the universe. In fact, we are God’s original handiwork in each and every detail. So when Mark Batterson implores us, “Dare to be different.” we actually have no choice. We…

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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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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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