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Resting Busyness – Grace to Sabbath

School is out for summer and for many, summer is the season for family vacations, and slowing the pace of life down.  As a kid, I loved my annual two month sabbatical.  My summers were filled with epic bike rides, camping, exploring the forests and orchard, building forts and pear fights with my buddies.  Days […]

Leadership

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Answers Amidst the Struggle

There is a collision that occurs within a kingdom heart, often unseen beneath the surface; it occurs in the spaces between empty knowledge and honest experience, fusing the two into something useful. Life is born in this expanse. I believe Paul once referred to it as a “renewing of the mind”. It is a process […]

Growing Deeper

Rhythms of the Heart

Devotion Untangled

Rhythms of the Heart -  In this video edition, Michael explores the role of devotion or spiritual practices for your unique life.  Because each person is uniquely created, one size DOESN"T fit all!   Unchain yourself from unhealthy religious obligation and … [Read More...]

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Rhythm of the Heart: Alabaster Love

One of the Pharisees asked him over for a meal. He went to the Pharisee's house and sat down at the dinner table. Just then a woman of the village, the town harlot, having learned that Jesus was a guest in the home of the Pharisee, came with a bottle of … [Read More...]

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Spiritual Formation

Spiritual formation is the continuing response to the reality of God’s grace shaping us into the likeness of Jesus Christ, through the work of the Holy Spirit. This is in a community of faithful, forgiving friends who are on the similar journey - the … [Read More...]

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Really Listening

Seems to be a theme in my life these days - learning to listen well. Even when we do this well, we can always learn to listen better.  I have written about learning to be present in the moment in other posts but specifically I want to explore the aspect … [Read More...]

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God Unlimited

As a young believer, I had big dreams of going across the globe and ministering in various places as I pursued what I thought my calling (prophetic teacher and encourager) should look like.  Shortly after taking the first steps toward these dreams the bottom … [Read More...]

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I Want to Win the Lottery, God!

Tom was a faithful guy.  He loved the Lord and did his very best to serve God.   One day, Tom was deep in a wonderful daydream.  He was lost in the fantasy of winning the lottery.  Oh, what he could do with a few million dollars. … [Read More...]