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The Lingering Effects of a Spirit of Fear

Embedded in my heart and hidden under the mask of busyness in the form of ministry has been a deep-seated fear of failure. You might think that leading worship teams and speaking truth and love into peoples’ lives week after week would suffocate a spirit of fear, but my fear continued to grow. There was a fear that I would misrepresent God in some way and lead people in the wrong direction. I was afraid of messing up and not meeting the expectations of my job. As I built teams to lead the church, that spirit of fear fed on self-inflicted pressure. I felt that if the teams I poured into failed in any way, it would be as if I failed in an exponentially worse way. … Continue readingThe Lingering Effects of a Spirit of Fear

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What Does It Mean To Be “Saved”

The understanding that saving grace is a free gift from God through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ is only the beginning of what it means to be a Christian; to be saved. I think that many people do not count the cost of truly following Jesus, resulting in a watered down faith. Looking back on my life, I was pretty waterlogged for a very long time. … Continue readingWhat Does It Mean To Be “Saved”

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In The Darkroom

An open journal entry after preaching all weekend. This is real life. You are not alone in your suffering or struggles. … Continue readingIn The Darkroom

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Holy Is Your Name

I am captivated by the fact that the Bible does not record the disciples asking Jesus to teach them anything other than how to pray. … Continue readingHoly Is Your Name

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Seeing Is Only Part Of Getting There

I had an idea of what my calling might be as early as middle school. Over the years, that idea morphed but never shifted away from vocational ministry. I received a clear picture of pastoral ministry, but an open door to take a step into that calling did not come until two years later. … Continue readingSeeing Is Only Part Of Getting There

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Prayer Is Incredibly Important

Our culture teaches us to only rely on ourselves and limit our trust. Prayer is the opposite. When we pray, we are putting our trust and reliance on God. … Continue readingPrayer Is Incredibly Important

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The Desires of Your Heart

What do we desire when we are delighting in The Lord? We desire more of Him and what He desires. Psalm 37 is all about trusting God and aligning with His will. … Continue readingThe Desires of Your Heart

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Water and Wine

It might seem insignificant, but the water jars in John 2 were the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing. Small details that might seem insignificant remain in Scripture for a reason. … Continue readingWater and Wine

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It’s Monday

What if we committed to declare freedom that The Gospel brings? Resurrection power is here today, just as much as it was yesterday and every day since Jesus raised to life that first Easter. We share in His glory, not for our own sake, but in order to have the power to proclaim life and truth to the world. … Continue readingIt’s Monday

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