Tag Archives: freedom

Misplaced Loyalty

“Nothing displeases or revolts us more than New Testament Christianity when it is properly proclaimed. It can neither win millions of Christians, nor bring revenues and earthly profits.” “In the depths of our hearts, Christianity has always been a mortal … Continue reading

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Faith and Faithfulness

Monday I spent some time with a close friend who is in ICU recovering from surgery on his spine. The doctors removed a very fast growing cancer and reinforced his spine with screws to avoid a paralyzing fracture. During our … Continue reading

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Living Free

Freedom was always a big deal to me. Being raised in the country by parents who trusted God to take care of their children, I was allowed to explore the wilderness from day break to sundown when school wasn’t in … Continue reading

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Reduced to Love

In a conversation with a friend today I was recalling how many years ago I used to ask God to reduce me to love. It sounded really noble and spiritual. I’ve also often petitioned him for a baptism of love. … Continue reading

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Three Things

I was telling a friend of mine the other day that I really don’t write or say anything new.  In this season I’ve noticed that there are three topics Father seems to be emphasizing.  Everything I write, talk about, or … Continue reading

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Unique by Design

A couple days ago I was pondering the fact that for most of my life there’s been an underlying sense of dissatisfaction. I could never escape the feeling that something was missing, out of order or just not right. Of … Continue reading

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Something’s bound to happen

I’ve been noticing glimpses of something that I’m getting pretty excited about. It has to do with the millions of believers that are leaving the institutional church to find Christ. Continue reading

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Prayer journey & Demon Possessed Rice

When I was in bondage to religion I measured my spiritual depth by how many hours I spent in prayer every day. If I failed to meet my self prescribed quota in my “devotions” I would pray non-stop while showering, … Continue reading

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Finding Community

This topic has really been on my mind lately. I was reminded of it again in a phone call that I had with a friend. She’s single and ever since leaving the IC has had real struggle trying to find … Continue reading

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Prone to serve

I am constantly amazed at the complexity of people. We (speaking as a member of this group) serve a lot of things. We are so prone to serve traditions, serve our things, serve our attitudes on and on. Hey we’ll … Continue reading

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