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When Poverty And Helplessness Are Good

It happened on March 15, 2015 – our first day on the slopes over spring break. That morning I was giddy. Kind of like a child waking up on Christmas morning. We started the day under a clear sky and bright sun. Our family was

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Was Jesus Perfect or Not? The Answer Changes Everything.

We met a homeless guy on our trip to Maui. Found him and his leathery tanned face by the stone wall at the harbor working reeds into baskets. His Bible sat next to him. The conversation started out easy. Pretty soon he began talking about

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Getting to Heaven

Have you ever heard the complaint circulating these days regarding the path to heaven outlined in the Bible? The complaint that there can’t be only one way because that would make God horribly insensitive and unsympathetic.  Last summer I spent an afternoon talking to a

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Do I Have to Forgive to be Forgiven?

  Receiving forgiveness is incredible, overwhelming, freeing . . . like refreshing water soaking into the crusty, cracked ground of an aching soul. But granting forgiveness . . . tough, brutal, near impossible for some. We gladly receive it, but struggle to give it. Jesus said,

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Are Christians Perfect? Do They Have to Be?

I can still remember the conversation I had with a young woman I discipled one summer. Something came up in the conversation about Christians and being “perfect.” She told me she struggles with feeling inadequate as a Christian and with being able to believe with conviction

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How God Intersected With a Couchsurfer at Passion 2013

One of the things I love about God is the way he pursues us . . . and how waits for us to recognize him there . . . desiring, patiently yearning, wanting to give us so much more than we could ever find in this

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How God Spared Our Lives Tonight

Yesterday I spent the day praying for my two oldest kids as they drove 10 hours (half of the drive through storms) to get back to school. They arrived safely. This morning I posted my thankfulness for traveling mercies on Facebook. Tonight I’m writing this

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Living From the Inside Out

Hello and welcome to The Warming House! You might want to turn down the music on my playlist at the bottom of this post before playing this video. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-afZJ9_TIM] In my first post in this series, I shared that there are people rejecting Christianity

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Are You Taking Credit for Another Person’s Salvation?

On the Wooded Path – Impacting the World with Compassion The principal at a private Christian school once asked a classroom of students, “How many people have you led to Christ?” This question came on the heels of a class debate.  The principal’s son had instigated

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Jesus – God’s Plan for Man

Mountain View “A mountain view can literally take your breath away. Getting a clearer view of God can do the same. Here at the Warming House, you’ll find truth that will help you know and understand who God is and how He feels about you.

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