Bono & Eugene Peterson | THE PSALMS” on YouTube

Wow…. If you do art and/or ministry (it is challenging to do one without the other, actually), this is a #MustSee. Plus the fact that one of my favorite artists is talking with one of my favorite authors about one of my favorite books of the Bible and the authenticity that is often so lacking in westernized Christianity today.  Again, WOW….

What If We Sang These Words With Our Lives??

“God, Your words – my mouth.
Your thoughts – my mind.
Your love – my heart.
Here’s all of me!”

The words of this song that my Amazing Church will be opening this Sunday’s Weekend Experience with are playing over and over in my head and heart. Imagine how different our world would look if we not only sang these words, but lived them.

Single Mothers

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My #SingleMom friends are #SuperHeros! But sometimes even a Super Hero needs to be reminded she’s not alone.

Recently, I have had the honor of watching #UpClose as God had been blessing a friend of mine by stirring hearts to give so #EvictionProceedings scheduled for April 14th will be halted.

So to my friends who have given or are still going to: #ThankYou! And to all the #SingleMoms, #YouAreAMAZING!! (BTW, you can click any of the links
In this blog to view the GoFundMe Campaign I am referring to. And if you want to help by giving, praying, or sharing the campaign, that would be amazing!)

And, #AmazingGod, thank You for showing over and over again that You are a #GoodGoodFather!

Be a Rebel… WITH a Cause

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Do you ever wonder why when you try to live selflessly, thankfully, and authentically it seems like every element in rhe entire universe is aligning to try stop you from doing so?

The answer to that question lies in some ancient words….

Centuries ago, the Apostle Paul was mentoring Timothy and wrote him a letter. In that letter – now a part of the Bible – God was giving His Church a glimpse of what life would be like in our modern times.

Paul was telling Timothy that the “latter days”, a.k.a. our modern age, would be characterized by people who are relentlessly greedy, self-seeking, lazy, and ungrateful… among other things. In essence, this passege tells us that the spirit of our modern times is selfish pride. So, when we strive to live beyond ourselves to walk out a lifestyle of kindness and humility, we are actually rebelling against the evil “spirit of the age” that Paul wrote to Timothy about so very long ago.

No wonder it feels like all hell itself is coming against us when we strive to live beyond ourselves! Does this mean we shouldn’t live in the beautiful love-led way Jesus modeled for us when He walked our streets? Of course not! That kind of selfless love-driven life is exactly what He made us for. So keep going for that kind of life, friends…. a life so much bigger than what you see around you and the pretense on your TV and computer screen.

But, keep in mind… When you live like that you are being a rebel against our very times for the cause of Christ.  So don’t you dare do it without Him. And don’t you dare do it alone. Depend on God’s strength – not your own. And stay in community, a Bible-based church (like my Amazing Church) where you’re surrounded and supported by other “rebels” against the spirit of this selfish age.

It won’t be easy, but it wiil be worth it!

Settled

If your heart hasn’t settled on the truth that God is good, He loves you, and He is more than enough – you are likely to settle for less than the beautiful and abundant life God designed just for you.

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“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” – Jesus (John 10:10)