Psalm 3 | Deliver Me

Read: Psalm 3 Middle school is one of the toughest times for students and parents in the United States.   Children are transitioning from kids to young adults and with that change comes the feelings of inadequacy and insecurity.  These feelings pour out in various ways to be sure.  One way in particular is when bullying…

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Psalm 25 | Loneliness

Read Psalm 25 I travel to different place all around the world. Mainly it is connected to my work as a Pastor. In my time working in all of these different places I have experienced a great amount of joy… and sorrow. Joy in the way that I have been blessed to meet and make…

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Never Alone

I remember his face looked hardened. Cold at times. Mean. Every time I asked my dad what was wrong with him, my dad looked at me like I was crazy. He said, your uncle Jimmy is a very nice man. I remember saying “I don’t think so dad”! My dad’s warm laugh always made me…

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What is Diversity?

Simply stated… the word “diversity” speaks to issues of “difference” or the desire for these differences to create “variety”. This can happen amongst race, religion, food… you name it. Have you ever tried to define the word “diversity”? I have… I had the brilliant idea of simply stating “diversity” means “different”. I was wrong. Not…

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Beatitudes in Short

Matthew 5:1-12 is known as the “Sermon on the Mount” or the teaching on the Beatitudes. Have you ever heard o the word “beatitude”? It comes from the latin word “beatus” which is a combination of the word “happy” and the word for “blessed” in latin. Here Jesus is speaking to a crowd of people…

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Why is the World  Silent on Yemen?

Yemen Known by the Ancients as “Arabia Felix” translated as Fortunate Arabia, Yemen is now one of the poorest countries in the world. The country sits at the edge of the Arabian Peninsula and is bordered by Saudi Arabia to the north, the Red Sea to the West, the Gulf of Adam to the South…

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5 Capitals | Investing What You Have

We first see this in Mark 1:9-15 and in Mark 1:29-34 Mark 1:9-15 (NIV) 9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 And a voice…

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Tests | Leadership, Personality, Alignment, Spiritual

16 Personalities (Free) This is the Myers Briggs test, also known as the MBTI. Web: https://www.16personalities.com/ Get a concrete, accurate description of who you are and why you do things the way you do, for free. Enneagram (Free) Web: http://www.9types.com/rheti/index.php  The Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Indicator can help you determine your Enneagram type. OCC Spiritual Gifts Survey Web: https://perceptyx.com/ocsg/dc/…

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Kairos Circle | Continuous Spiritual Breakthrough

Learning Circle | Kairos Circle | Mark 1:14-15 | Hearing From God See attachement ==>> Kairos Moment – Circle – Mark 1.15   One of the key things Jesus came to do is help us experience breakthrough in our lives. He came to bring us close to God so that we can know God and…

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Spiritual Family | Developing a Family on Mission

Spiritual Family (Notes I took at a 3DM Learning Community with Bob Rognlien) John 1:35-42 (NIV) 35 The next day John was there again with two of his disciples. 36 When he saw Jesus passing by, he said, “Look, the Lamb of God!” 37 When the two disciples heard him say this, they followed Jesus. 38 Turning around, Jesus saw them following…

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