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The Struggle Is Real

The Struggle Is Real

Do you ever struggle with doubt and wonder where God is? Wonder if He sees, if He knows what’s going on in your life?

The other night I had a fight with doubt.

If I were a meteorologist, I’d tell you it felt like a category 1 hurricane, with some mild flooding, and an impressive tsunami of emotion to top things off. The next morning the aftermath nipped at my heels, trying to pull me back down into the fears.

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When Your Faith is Tired of Hitting the Brick Wall

When Your Faith is Tired of Hitting the Brick Wall

Ever have those moments where you’re stumped?

You’ve been working a problem, trying to fix a relationship, or praying for a difficult situation for a while now. But instead of finding a solution, it feels like you’re stuck in a toy car that’s driving into the same brick wall over and over.

With each jarring impact you find yourself asking,

Why . . . [UFF!]

. . . is this . . . [ERRRG!]

so . . .  HARD? [OW!]

I’ve been facing one of those situations recently. And it bugs me. Continue reading →

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A Simple Way to Grow Your Faith

A Simple Way to Grow Your Faith

Sitting across from a friend at lunch, I heard this story.

For four years in a row now, I’ve taken time off each summer to serve at a non-profit camp for at-risk kids. It’s the highlight of my year! Every year God has taken care of my business while I’m out of the office and basically off grid for an entire week. Being self employed, that much time away can potentially throw my business into chaos. But every single time, God has taken care of the business. He’s made sure things run smoothly and that I still have consistent cash flow coming in. I don’t know why I’m worrying this year when He’s taken care of me every other time!

I could relate with the worry gremlin who likes to taunt me today in spite of what God’s provided in the past. Continue reading →

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caution: dreaming of possibility may induce munchies

caution: dreaming of possibility may induce munchies

I just flipped the magazine open to a random page on my way to the trashcan, and my eyes caught on a faded blue box with a cow silhouette.

followed our dreams to cheesePerfect tagline for a business called Rogue Creamery, don’t you think? Especially one that just so happens to be a first place winner of the US Championship Cheese competition, where their Crater Lake Blue wheel stole the show!

But despite the supreme love of cheese I share with the mustached, smiling owner, it was the dreams part of the ad that resonated most.

My mind begged to fill in its own answer.

I followed my dreams. They led me to . . .

You know the first word that popped into my head?

Story.

Hmm. I’m still processing what this means for me, but I wanted to throw this fill-in-the-blank into your realm of thought today.

What’s the word that popped into your head already?

Is it a happy word that you love? Does it feel like it’s “arrived?” That you’re living there, doing what you want in and with it?

Does it feel like it’s just beginning? Or needs a giant push to launch?

Or maybe it feels dimly lit from this far away?

Wherever you are today, you’re great. I just want to pose the question, let you ponder . . . and give you permission to sneak a piece of cheese while you wonder.

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calling wishful water walkers

calling wishful water walkers

I’ve long been fascinated by the life of George Mueller. You know, the prayer warrior who never asked a soul for a dime but prayed to God to meet even daily needs like food. And God did.

If you know anything of his story, you’ve probably been tempted to stand in awe of Mueller like I have. To envy the way he saw God work. To think he must’ve discovered a secret path to God’s ear. To wonder if he was endowed with a grand faith, larger than the type most of us carry.  He was so greatly used of God, after all, through mission work, Bible teaching, tract publishing, and of course, the multiple orphan houses he founded.

 But, in his writings Mueller emphasized over and over that he didn’t want to be considered “extraordinary.” Continue reading →

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