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What it Takes to Be a Person of Revolutionary Compassion

  Compassion is extremely trendy these days. It’s the thing to do – especially among young adults. Demonstrations of compassion break down walls, bring people together, create synergy, and build community. For those we serve, it soothes wounds, brings healing, births hope. For the agent

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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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Mercy Without Excuses

  One day my youngest son said to me, “Mom, how can people who don’t know God, know that God is good – unless God’s people are good to them?” Profound. I love how God speaks directly to my heart through my children. He’s so

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What is God’s Grace? Who Deserves It?

Do you ever feel like you need to get away from the craziness of everyday life? To slow your body down long enough for your soul to catch up? To breathe? To reconnect with your own heartl? To get your mind straight? Last weekend I

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One Key to Praying So That God Will Hear and Answer

About a week ago, my daughter texted my husband and I to say that she wanted to enhance her prayer life. She treasures prayer and believes it’s “such a gift”. She asked for our ideas and input. Because she has a really busy life (and

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How to Pray Effective Prayers #2 (Delight Yourself in the Lord)

Several years ago, I stood at my kitchen sink talking to God while I washed dishes. With tears streaking my face and total frustration broiling in my heart, I begged God to bring his swift sword of justice against a pastor who had caused excruciating

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How to Pray Effective Prayers #1

In my life, prayer has been so important. 17 years ago, in the days leading up to our son’s heart surgery, prayer was critical. It was all I had. As we approached the surgery date, I really wanted to pray in a way that pleased

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Passion 2013

Hi friends! Thanks for hanging in there with me. I just made the switch to a self-hosted blog. I’m now back up and running. Last year I watched the Passion 2012 conference via live stream – along with about 30,000 other people from around the

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Does God Really Care About Our Needs and Provide?

Hello friends! Are you struggling this Christmas? Are you in a tough situation? Do you have some big needs right now? I want you to know that God is a great provider. You may not believe it because of what you’re going through, but listen

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One Way God Makes Himself Real to Us

God wants us to know him. I mean he wants us to really, really know him. If he wants us to know him, then it’s easy to assume that he also wants to make himself known. See my post for more on the goal God wants every

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