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Challenging a Que Sera, Sera Spirit

For the last week, I have carried a strong sense of intercessory prayer for our nation and the Church. That strong sense has not lessened; it has increased. When I was a kid in the 1950s, Doris Day was a major Hollywood star. She was cute, loved by all, and one of our...

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When Opinions Differ

Over the last couple of days, I have followed a heated conversation between pastors over a comment made by a respected leader from within their circle of fellowship. Today, some of those posts have been deleted on both sides of the issue. I am assuming the deletions...

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Our Conspiracy Theories

Conspiracy theories are plentiful of late. These theories come and go each time a culture undergoes significant change. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines a conspiracy theory as "a theory that explains an event or set of circumstances as the result of a secret...

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God-Directed Diversions

God-Directed Diversions

I was hiking the trails above our home. The area is a historic mining site from the local gold rush of the 1850s. Still visible today are prospector “glory holes.” These are investigative holes miners dug to seek out gold deposits. They cover the hillsides. As I...

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A Winnowing Moment

In the last twenty-four hours, an intense winnowing has begun in the American Church. Our thoughts, motives, and places of personal deception are being tossed into the air by the Lord to encounter the wind of His Spirit. Much has remained hidden beneath the husk of...

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The Disturbing Light of Truth

When I read how the Lord challenged Job concerning his faith, a portion of a verse caught my eye, “The light disturbs the wicked” (38:15a). We think of light as simply illuminating things or defining day and night, but light also has an aggressive side. It is...

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The Jeopardy of Personal Omniscience

Great jeopardy exists when we think we have it all figured out, no matter what the subject. A sense of personal omniscience limits our options to the current level of our knowledge and experience. The only safeguard against this kind of jeopardy is to remain humble...

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Putting Frustration In Its Place

I have hovered over my keyboard this morning, trying to write something. What I discovered in the waiting was a personal frustration at the state of our culture. Whenever frustration tries to press the keys on my laptop, I have learned to stop and wait. The resulting...

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The Ripple Effect of Historic Prayers

Recently, the Lord has been waking me up in the middle of the night to pray. Tonight, after only a few hours of sleep, I was wide awake, so I began to pray in the darkness. I finally got up an hour ago and went into our living room to write these words. While praying,...

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Spiritual Roundabouts

Today, a new traffic roundabout opened in our community. It is not like the ones we have in neighborhoods for local traffic. This one services a major highway and is large enough to enable semi-trucks to navigate easily. A roundabout is designed to keep traffic...

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A Super-Century of Christianity

We have entered what missiologist Ralph Winter described as a “Super-Century” of Christianity. A Super-Century is a span of time when we reevaluate, redefine, and reset our faith. Super-Centuries have occurred every 400-500 years since the inception of the Church...

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Sitting Together in Silent Compassion

For the last few days, I have been reading through the book of Job. It is not a very uplifting read until you get to the very end. The book provides interesting insights into life, friendship, and people’s misconstrued ideas about God. Job was tested in what seemed to...

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Every Thought

As soon as I awoke this morning, the Lord spoke. His prophetic word was this – TAKE. EVERY. THOUGHT. CAPTIVE. The Lord instructed me to write those four words with the social media emphasis of capitalization and a period after each word emphasizing the emotion of the...

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Old Trucks and Lives Well-Lived

I was driving along a country road and passed an old pickup truck. It was parked on the shoulder of the road with its hood up, and no one was around. The abandoned truck looked like it had traveled many miles. An old camper sat in the truck's bed. As the truck...

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The Winds of Change are Blowing

Be careful not to misinterpret what is taking place. Assumptions are not reliable interpreters. Societal upheaval, anarchy, and deception are responses of hell to a work of God's Spirit. A new wind from Heaven is blowing, and it will uproot everything, even the...

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