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I’m Going the Wrong Way

I sponsor a child through World Vision in Tanzania, but walk past hungry children in my own neighborhood.  I pray for my neighbor and friend to not be lonely and for God to show him love, but don’t drop by for very many visits.  I went on a mission trip to Asheville, but don’t volunteer […]

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Love the Lord your God

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.” Matthew 22:37-38 Jesus says loving God is the most important thing that we can do as Christians and I haven’t really spent a lot of time thinking about how […]

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Working on a Farm

If you would have told me that I would have my hand wrist deep inside the carcass of a chicken searching for its heart, I would not have believed you… But there I was. Six months earlier I was selling vegetable juice and kombucha at my farmer’s market when the farmer’s wife at the booth […]

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Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough – Update

Four days last week I went without all food and drank only water, completing my first ever Daniel Fast. It was the first time I’ve fasted as a means for practicing a spiritual discipline first and physical health benefits second. I thought it was going to be a revolutionary fast and that I would feel […]

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Read Ye Bible

Yesterday I failed and my long-time streak of reading the Bible everyday was over. Ouch! Everyday (I guess I should say almost everyday?) I read at least one proverb, five psalms, and a few chapters from one of the gospels (Matthew, John, Luke, and Mark). When I do this every single day, in one month […]

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God Loves Me Exactly As I Am

This morning while I was completing a hollotropic breath work session from the Soma Awareness 21-day program my eyes welled up in tears as I was connecting with the divine within, the Holy Spirit.  I could feel an ounce of God’s love and it felt amazing! Here I am, someone that is imperfect with many […]

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Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough

The Bible is full of examples of fasting and our modern western Christian culture has all but lost most of them. My friend Trent Holbert suggested I read the book Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough, by Elmer L. Towns, and boy am I glad he did! This book has examples of nine different fasts based on […]

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Psalm 37 – What is Permanent?

Psalm 37 says: “Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.” v1&2 So if these die, what remains? What is permanent? Looking at the rest of the Psalm gives hints […]

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Sing Praise to Him

Psalm 105:2 says: “Sing to him, sing praise to him;  tell of all his wonderful acts.” How much time do we spend singing the praise of all of God’s wonderful acts in our lives? The answer for me is, not enough! Our culture has made it taboo to talk too much about positive things in […]

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The Power of the Holy Spirit

I have been confused about the Holy Spirit and what it can do and the more I learn about its mysterious ways the harder it is for me understand. First, I thought of it as a superpower that if I had enough faith and tried hard enough then I could throw a mountain into the […]