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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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Unexpected Detours

We’ve all experienced them—unexpected detours. When we’re traveling and on a schedule, they can cause discouragement and distraction. I was recently traveling on a Sunday morning to speak at three services at a church in Houston. I set my GPS and left in plenty of time to arrive early. But unbeknownst to me—and to my […]

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The Significance of Praying Through the Season We Are In

June 14 through July 12, 2018, is the fourth month in the Jewish ecclesiastical calendar.  July 1 in our Gregorian calendar this year is Tzom Tammuz, which is the 17th day of the month of Tammuz. It is recognized with a fast commemorating the breach of the walls before the destruction of the second Temple. […]

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Pull Down Strongholds! Raise a New Standard!

On April 23, I had a dream multiple times throughout the night. Every time I went back to sleep, I had it again. In that dream, God was preparing a new pathway, a new road, because He was about to open the eyes of the blind, and many of them were people everyone thought would […]

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New Year’s Day Message 2018: Re-group, Re-focus, Restore!

A New Year’s Perspective: Regardless of what you have been through, remember you cannot change the past but the choices you make each day defines your future. “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” (Hebrews 11:1 KJV) “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, being […]

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It’s Our Moment, Church!

Sometimes we don’t realize the significance of certain moments until later when they become landmarks in our spiritual journey that encourage us where we are and where we’re going. They remind us God is always faithful so we do not let circumstances limit or discourage us—they remind us He has been with us all along. […]

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