Month: November 2016


In the gospel of Luke we find a story about 10 lepers who came to Jesus for help. They are a lot like people in our neighbors today. They knew that Jesus cared about their needs and has the ability to help. These 10 men also were ready to  immediately do anything that Jesus asked.

Luke 17:12-15

Then as He entered a certain village, there met Him ten men who were lepers, who stood afar off. And they lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”  So when He saw them, He said to them, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And so it was that as they went, they were cleansed. And one of them, when he saw that he was healed, returned, and with a loud voice glorified God

Jesus had made an impression on people because they knew that He was willing…

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Prayer – He Invites Us To Kingdom Conversations

Life With CD


I find it fascinating. I learn something about it and there’s more to learn about it. Jesus models it in such a way that His disciples look to learn from it. There was something about His prayers that made that sort of impact.

What’s clear to me at the moment is that sometimes our prayers don’t necessarily get to the invitation of conversing with God. It’s as much about learning to discover the will of God by intimacy with God. Knowing Him for who He is and then living out His heart. He invites us to cast all our cares on Him because He cares for us. That is not the end of the deal, though. It’s not as though He’s just a dumping ground.

This is the creator of the universe who has taken us out of darkness into light for a purpose. This is the one who…

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Gods Light Christian Counseling


Tomorrow here in America we celebrate Thanksgiving.  This is a day that has great meaning for Americans in that it is a day to come together as a family and celebrate our settling the United States with our Indian brothers and sisters.

It was also a time for the early settlers to tell our Indian brethren about the God that we chose to leave our homes for so that we may worship Him freely and without persecution.  This God we spoke of sounded very odd to the Native Indians as they worshiped many different gods, gods of weather, and health, and good harvests.

Sounds very familiar to me even today.  Today, I still try to explain why I worship the God I do and why I believe with my entire being that He is the one true God and that Jesus is the only way to a relationship with this…

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Lecrae – Tell the World

On Things Above Us

This song resonates with what it means to be missional.  We are called to live such good lives that everyone will glorify God (1 Peter 2:12).  Unfortunately, people do not become Christians by our deeds only.  We can not evangelize and share the Gospel without telling the world (with words) the truth about Christ.  We are called to make disciples of Christ (Matthew 28:16-20) and this involves living our lives and speaking the truth with those around us (1 Thessalonians 2:8).

I love the images Lecrae uses hear when he talks about living and speaking the gospel.

Now, i’mma tell the world, tell ’em
I’mma tell it everywhere I go
Tell the world, tell ’em
Yeah, i’m a billboard
Tell the world, tell ’em
And i’m broadcastin’ like a radio
Tell the world
You ought to know, i’m brand new

Notice that both a billboard and a radio never make their…

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The Key to Contentment

Already Not Yet


From New Morning Mercies: A Daily Gospel Devotional

by Paul David Tripp:

Stop Living for the Moment

There is no doubt about it—the Bible is a big-picture book that calls us to big-picture living. It stretches the elasticity of your mind as it calls you to think about things before the world began and thousands of years into eternity.

The Bible simply does not permit you to live for the moment. It doesn’t give you room to shrink your thoughts, desires, words, and actions down to whatever spontaneous thought, emotion, or need grips you at any given time. In a moment, your thoughts can seem more important than they actually are. In a moment, your emotions can seem more reliable than they really are. In a moment, your needs can seem more essential than they truly are. We are meant to live lives that are connected to beginnings and…

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We Can’t Be Grateful Enough

Thoughts on Life and Leading

img_0308The Bible tells us that God’s love is too great for us to fully comprehend, yet we may experience it to the fullest extent. When we experience it, we may understand it. Yet, the love of Christ is too great for us to fully understand. Ephesians 3:18-19a says, “And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully.” This is a paradox!

How are we to understand something that is not understandable? And what does this have to do with being thankful?

Like God’s love, gratitude is a gift. It seems the more we grasp it, the farther it is from our ability to understand it. But once we experience it, we desire to embrace it more and…

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