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Beautiful Applause

“She has done a beautiful thing to me” (Mark 14:6). Their names are not even mentioned, and yet the Lord bestowed the highest praise on three women who demonstrated courage in difficult circumstances. Their ordinary lives are not memorials for us to simply admire, but to emulate, compelling us to love... -Read More


The 21-Day Slow

I typically don’t like to fast. I know it’s important, and it’s encouraged throughout the Bible. I know that there are many benefits to fasting. The clarity and focus that occurs as one intently focuses on Jesus is something supernatural. I have dear friends who fast regularly for extended times and... -Read More


Step Ahead

“You shall walk in all the way that the LORD your God has commanded you, that you may live, and that it may go well with you…” (Deuteronomy 5:33). Babies do a lot of sleeping (When we desperately need some, they usually quit!). In the first few months of life, babies... -Read More


The Servant of Sickness

“Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word” (Psalm 119:67). Is sickness always an attack of the spiritual forces of evil in this world? If we are looking for the root cause of sickness then the answer is a resounding YES. Going all the way back... -Read More


Soul Care for Pastors

Pastors need care.  It is a simple statement, but many pastors live in practical denial of this truth. Pastors spend their lives pouring out care to others in many forms, and if they are not careful, they will give out care until they themselves give out.  Burnout, according to one recent... -Read More


Wycliffe – A Call to Community

God has designed us to thrive and do life better when we live and relate with one another in community. This does not always mean that he wants us to sell all that we have and live in communes, as some did in the early days of the Jesus Movement in... -Read More


Allowing Lent to Capture You

“The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet.” ― Frederick Buechner Even as our social media feeds fill with exclamations of wonder that it is already March, Lent reminds us of a slower cadence. As the cycle of holidays slaps... -Read More


Jesus: The Lamb of God Connects at Passover

The phrase, “Lamb of God,” has become a part of our Christian lingo. John the Baptist, as he sees Jesus walking toward him says, “Behold the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world” (John 1:29). In the 53rd chapter of Isaiah, a passage sometimes called the Gospel... -Read More