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But I trust in you, O Lord; I say, “You are my God” (Psalm 31:14, ESV). When you and I falter in our journeys with Christ, how do we make the wobbling stop? Last weekend, Tim and I went on a combined business and romantic retreat. A bit of R and R for a day or […]

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Are you in conflict with a hostile person and wondering where God’s protection’s found? Maybe God doesn’t promise to protect you. Maybe He’s giving you camouflage instead. Check out this excerpt of a message given by Bill Johnson at the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry in Redding, California. “‘Behold, I send you out as sheep […]

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Last Thursday, along with four other authors from the Faith and Culture Writers Connection, I had the chance to speak to inmates in the Oregon State Penitentiary. I encouraged the men to forgive themselves—as each of us needs to—for events in the past.  Here are a couple of highlights. <><><><><><><> God sees us not in terms of our […]

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Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name.                                         (Psalm 29:2, NIV) What makes Jesus applaud? Wednesday, August 12, at the Oregon Christian Writers  Cascade Writing Awards Ceremony in Portland, I had the privilege of winning three […]

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These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up . . . Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on […]

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My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth (Psalm 121:2, NRSV). On my way home Friday evening, I rounded the corner to the block that flanked my home. I was surprised to find six fire engines, lights flashing,  cordoned off with a yellow strip, “Police line. Do not cross.” “What’s going on?” I […]

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May 28-30, 2015, I was exhilarated to attend a  Graham Cooke conference, Making a Prophetic Impact.  It was the best ever!  Graham, my favorite author and speaker,  explored how prophecy edifies, exhorts, and comforts others as they’re recalibrated in the true nature of God. Here are a few choice sound bytes from Graham’s messages: In prophecy, […]

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“Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thessalonians 5:18, ESV). When we get swept up in painful circumstances, there’s a place in the supernatural that can only be won one way. We need to skillfully outmaneuver the enemy by focusing on the object of […]

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Then he got into the boat and his disciples followed him. Suddenly a furious storm came up on the lake, so that the waves swept over the boat. But Jesus was sleeping. The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Lord, save us! We’re going to drown!” (Matthew 8: 23-25) What do you do with a loud, rowdy […]

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Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs (Psalm 100:1,2). Ever have an Alexander-terrible-horrible-no-good-very-bad-day and wonder how to “flip” your day or week mid-chaos? Last week I did. Here’s how I refused the enemy’s stomp-around. I was weak with an infection for two weeks. I set up a […]

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