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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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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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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Paralysis Vs. Possibilities

Stop pointing out problems. Become part of the solution. Mark Batterson, The Lion Chaser’s Manifesto, Chase The Lion We’ve all heard that old line, “You can be part of the problem or you can be part of the solution,” right? Sure we all want to be part of God’s redemptive solutions in this world. So…

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Establish Dominion!

Stop repeating the past. Start creating the future. Mark Batterson, The Lion Chasers Manifesto, Chase The Lion God put you on this planet (with all of your unique quirks and kooky character issues) to abolish the status quo and thereby establish His dominion. So how do we do that? It is going back to God’s…

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Pulling Down Heaven: Mama Suppes

Not one promise from God is empty of power, for nothing is impossible with God!” Luke 1:37 TPT I grew up hearing the story of “Mama Suppes.” Dad said she was a woman of great faith, with a dream, who believed in a great God. One who knows our hearts and answers our dreamer-prayers when…

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Normal Is Way Overrated!

Lion chasers don’t run away; lion chasers run to the roar. -Mark Batterson “Normal is overrated.” or so says Mark Batterson. “Now, in my sixties,” I have wholeheartedly decided. “He is right!” “Bah and humbug, to the status quo!” that’s my new motto. I have been playing it safe for much too long, and I…

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