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SPIRIT OF THE COMMANDMENTS: Grace in the Law, Mercy in the Truth

A few years ago, I met and ministered with Stephan Tchividjian, the eldest grandson of Billy Graham at a banquet for a ministry in Hill Country, Texas. Stephan often says, “Rules without relationship leads to rebellion.” His words really resonated with me. When God gave His law to the people of Israel, He clearly explained […]

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Land of Paradoxes

We live in a land of paradoxes. In one part of a city, a small group meets in a neighborhood church to study the spiritual import of the pomegranates on Aaron’s robe, while in an elementary school across town the Ten Commandments are being removed from the wall where they have resided since 1965.  On […]

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The Horses Are Saddled…Who Will Ride Them?

For quite some time, I’ve sensed God is about to do something in a very corporate, significant way. I sense a stirring in the winds, a stirring in the mulberries—a time of change and renewing; a new era, a new beginning; a season of transitions. I was looking back at an article I wrote in […]

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Speak Zoe Life!

Every morning, I have two prayer times. The first is my horizontal prayer time when I wake up and just thank the Lord and appreciate Him just because, because, because of who He is and what He has already done. On a particular morning a few weeks ago, I woke up but my eyes were […]

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God’s Planned Reset

by Dr. Doug Stringer & Dr. Jodie Chiricosta When we forget our computer password for some indispensable app, or we think our information has been compromised, we can ask for a reset. After a series of questions, sometimes an image verification, and maybe updating various contact information – we enter a new password and we […]

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A Different Spirit

All you have to do is take a glance at social media or the news these days to see the prevalence of hate-filled speech and unbridled anger almost everywhere. It is human sin nature to put up guards, defend our positions, and rip into those who disagree. But if we are in Christ, we can […]

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Mama Was Right!

In many cultures of the world, honor is still a way of life, especially when it comes to honoring previous generations. It is not considered unusual for parents and grandparents to be cared for in their latter years in the homes of their children and grandchildren. Instead of the elderly being a burden, they are […]

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Resurrection & Power

Sometimes we get the wind knocked out of us! But we can get a new perspective by coming into God’s presence and remembering the work of the cross and the power of the resurrection. As we celebrate the Easter, or Resurrection, season that is directing us toward the hope and expectation of Pentecost, let us take the opportunity to reflect on […]

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Church-Quake: The Shaking in Preparation for the Harvest!

In this world of complexities and challenges–where excellence battles with mediocrity, where vision and hope are robbed by lethargy and apathy—we need to know we are standing on the unshakable foundation of our faith. Sadly, many Christians today are faltering in their faith because of biblical illiteracy and because of a lack of love for […]

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Life Lesson From The Art of Kintsugi: God Can Turn Our Brokenness Into Something Valuable

The art of Kintsugi has been practiced in Japan for centuries—yet in it we can find a lesson for today on the value of our worth in the Kingdom of God. In Japan, when one cracks or chips their favorite teacup or other vessel, it is not thrown away. Instead, the broken piece is sent […]

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