For Someone Today

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This video is a reminder to us that God specializes in new beginnings. If you are hoping for a new start in 2012, this video could be for you. It may feel like it’s over, but it’s not over.

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4 Words That Change Everything

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There are very few words that transcend circumstances. There are very few words that go beyond social, economic and marital status. There are very few words that hit all of us in the same way, at the same time and with the same potential for impact and change. But these 4 words do: “I am with you.” God is with us. Not distant. Not removed, but close. Not uncaring, but…

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Adventure Compassion Style

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If Monday sent me crashing into an iceberg then Tuesday took me on a WILD adventure. This adventure started with Zumba, involved my little iPhone and ended on the back of a little red pick-up truck. It was one of the craziest expeditions of my life! Those who know me know I have a little bit of an obsession with Zumba. I love to dance and there’s nothing better than…

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Redeeming The Little Things

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The thing that I love about God is that He is in the details. Well, that is one of the things I love about Him. Last year, Trisha wrote a post about finally taking a packet, and the difference that has made in her life and in our family’s life. I remember early on in our marriage, we took some students to a concert and she raised her hand to…

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An Iceberg In Guatemala

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As our crew headed to the Guatemala Compassion Field Offices the last thing I expected to find was an iceberg. Although the temperature was a mild sixty degrees over the next several hours I would experience chill bumps like never before. Lead by our interpreters who are smart, wise and kind beyond comprehension we arrived and began our tour of the offices. It was here… Day #1 that my ship…

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It’s All In the Name

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I don’t watch The X Factor, but someone sent me a link to this video. It is worth your time. God can overcome your past God can leverage your hurt God can use your pain God is bigger than your circumstances God is working in your disappointment God is with you in the darkness God is preparing you in your uncertainty God can overcome your adversity God is ordaining your…

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A Little At A Time

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Every week for the past month, there has been one thing that’s caused more stress and created more panic than anything else: The Packet. Our 8 year old son, Isaiah has a packet of homework that he brings home every single day. There is a page of spelling. There is a page of math. There is a page of reading comprehension. There is a page of sentence exercises. Not that…

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I Know Where You Are

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There is something reassuring about someone that’s been where you are. I remember being at my lowest low and hearing a friend say, “I know exactly how you feel.” Those words were like life to me. I felt God prompting me to say to someone today, “I know where you are, and I know how you feel.” Sometimes where you are feels lonely. Like you are the only one that…

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You Are More

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It is so easy to allow things of this world to define us. It is so easy to find our identity in people, possessions or careers. I want to take just a minute to remind you of a very important truth: You are more than your income You are more than your mistakes You are more than your marital status You are more than your addictions You are more than…

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One Day at a Time

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We are coming up on the five-year anniversary of my affair. Five years since we lost so much. Five years that we have been gone from the church we started and love. Five years of hard work. Five years of reshaping dreams. Five years of mercy and second chances. In many ways it has been a long five years. In so many others, it has been the best five years…

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