Yearning

The silent voice calls Loudly in the darkness The heart looks inward Seeking the source of life Yearning to live free Knowing the real you The Real You The soul cries for mercy When life is death Dormant, dark, and wayward Wandering pathways to life Yearning to live free Knowing the real you The Real […]

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What God Wants-1

Have you ever asked yourself this question… What does God really want from me?  Religious traditions offer up a lot of purported answers, mostly recognized by the seemingly never-ending list of “do’s” and even longer list of “don’ts”.  To put it in perspective for the married guys, a life of Faith begins to look like […]

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Conclusion of today

Dawn

A Poem by Stephen E Adams.

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reclaim Canvas: The Context of Art The hard work of being human and reclaiming our humanity           Check canvas:       How are your relationships?       How does your inner world look?       How does your outer world look?           Check dimensions:       Are you known by love?       Are you a voice of hope?       Are you living by faith?          Check material:       Take […]

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There is a reason

Bible Thru Cross

If we study Scripture for the wrong reasons, we risk pride and self-righteousness. Reading the Bible through the lens of the cross helps us understand Scripture in context and teaches us humility and hope.
What is your motivation for reading the Bible…

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10 Words

Not my usual fare but useful information. ~sea As Mark Twain famously wrote, “I didn’t have time to write a short letter, so I wrote a long one instead.” His point? Strong writing is lean writing. When you want to make your writing more powerful, cut out words you don’t need—such as the 10 included […]

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greatness

Craft: The Elegance of Workmanship The hard work of greatness          Identify something in your life that is an extension of who you are and the work you do. Make a commitment to either stop doing it or do it to the best of your ability. Remember, if it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well. What […]

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grace

Most errors circulating in the Christian world today can be found in the New Testament era. In particular, the two main enemies of the gospel—legalism and libertinism (license to sin)—were both present in the early church. Galatians was written to legalists—hence the strong emphasis on liberty, freedom, and grace. James was written to libertines, those […]

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Live Loved

The journey of learning to live in the love of the Father progresses at the confluence of two streams: our unfolding circumstances and the ongoing revelation of God’s wonder. In response to a powerful email of transformation, Brad and Wayne discuss how our conversations with God at those points is what moves the journey forward […]

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Addictions

Addictions are cycles that emerged in our lives when we cannot reduce our pain and anxiety through loving, intimate connections with people.   #KYLO #Danny Silk

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talk to me

voices

Voice: The Narrative That Guides – The hard work of finding our own voice          Think through all the voices that have informed you throughout your life. Write down each and every person who has influenced you for good or bad. Identify what their narrative for your life was and how it has shaped you. Make […]

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Accept Love

When we accept our complete belovedness, we stop judging ourselves and other people; as a result, other people begin to feel safe with us. ~Nouwen

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Beautiful Ferocity

soul care

The CounterPoint group has spent several weeks discussing one’s heart desires, dream, and purpose.  Which should naturally lead one into exploring the voices shapes your life for good and bad.  This begins a short series of posts which provide a pathway towards discovering the voices and learning to identify the Voice of the Father. Soul: […]

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You thought your day was tough?

Eliminate Hurry

Hurry is the great enemy of spiritual life in our day. You must ruthlessly eliminate hurry from your life.  ~Ortberg

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Poetry
inescpable

Inescapable

Life Inescapable
Infirmity harshly appears
Carrying heaviness
Control is lost
Strides instinctive
Words found fleeting
Apprehension abounds
Stepping bravely onward
Darkness surrounding
Course bent forward
Ground solid
Life inescapable

Other Authors

Why Doesn’t God Always Heal the Sick? by Dr. Sam Storms

“Three times I pleaded with the Lord about this [thorn], that it should leave me. But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’” 2 Corinthians 12:8–9
God loved the Apostle …

Masterpiece: A New Humanity by Erwin McManus

Masterpiece: A New Humanity The hard work of a life well lived           May the world I touch be more beautiful and better off for my being here.  May my life be a work of art, and may I always live as an artist at work.           May my life be a mosaic: a work of art […]

Interpretation: Translation of Life by Erwin McManus

The hard work of changing our perspective          Begin a process to investigate how you see the world. Make two lists: everything good in your life; everything bad in your life. Now examine your lists. Which list is longer? Which list came more naturally? Is it easier for you to be pessimistic or to be optimistic? […]

He is easy. Life is not.

What is the Bible? by Mark Driscoll

Why are there so many Bible translations, and how do we choose between them? Can the Bible be trusted as accurate? In this new blog series, Pastor Mark Driscoll offers a guided tour of how the Bible has been transmitted, translated, and trusted by Chr…

You can’t Lead Where you Haven’t been by Nick Lathe

Nick Lathe is the worship director for Mars Hill Sammamish. He and his band, The Dispatch, are releasing a new EP on Tuesday, August 20. (You can listen to the single here). We recently asked Nick what he wish he had known about leading wor…