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Avoiding A Hardened Heart

And I will give them one heart, and a new spirit I will put within them. I will remove the heart of stone from their flesh and give them a heart of flesh.  Ezekiel 11:19 

Well it’s February and since…

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Being Attuned To The Lord In 2024

Happy New Year!  I hope the year is off to a good start for you and that even at this early stage of 2024, you can attest to the Lord’s faithfulness and goodness.  Every new year is an opportunity to…

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A Closer Look At GLORIA!

OK, it probably needs to be said if you haven’t picked up on it by now:  I love Christmas music.  Every year around December, you’ve probably noticed the blogs and podcasts and things I share on social media (if…

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Desperate Enough For Jesus

He [Jesus] entered Jericho and was passing through.  And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief tax collector and was rich.  And he was seeking to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd

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Finding The Cure For Spiritual Apathy

Well it’s been quite a year for many of us!  Even though it’s October, I don’t think it’s too early to consider the implications of 2023 ending and 2024 beginning.  I’ll admit, I’m a pretty reflective and contemplative guy when…

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The Blind Spots In Our Faith

blind spot:  an area where a person's view is obstructed.  

I believe; help my unbelief!  Mark 9:24

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about my need for ongoing self-examination before the Lord.  It’s probably the part of my faith I…

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He Really Is Good

The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; He knows those who take refuge in Him.  Nahum 1:7

Alright, we’re about half-way through 2023 and I feel like it’s time for a bit of a spiritual gut-check…

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Finding Peace In The Chaos

I sought the Lord, and He answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Psalm 34:4

As I sit down to type this month’s blog (and accompanying content for the AS BOLD AS LIONS PODCAST), my heart is heavy…

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Hymns That I Love: Jesus Paid It All

I hear the Savior say,
"Thy strength indeed is small,
Child of weakness, watch and pray,
Find in Me thine all in all."

Jesus paid it all,
All to Him I owe;
Sin had left a crimson stain,
He washed

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What's Next Lord?

As I sit down to pen this month’s blog (and what also doubles as the opening podcast episode for March), I have a lot on my mind.  God is stirring.  He’s moving in hearts and moving in places that have…

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The Temptation Of Jesus

As I began this year, I wanted to take a more direct approach to my Bible reading in a way I haven’t done in previous years.  Many of you may know the impact the books of wisdom have had on…

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Buy The Field!

Yet You, O Lord God, have said to me, “Buy the field for money and get witnesses”—though the city is given into the hands of the Chaldeans.  Jeremiah 32:25 

As I started to do some personal and ministerial vision-casting for…

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Why Christmas Still Matters

With the turning of the calendar, the march to Christmas is upon us.  Each year it comes up so fast, doesn’t it?  I find myself wanting to put the trimmings up earlier and start the baking (and eating) sooner just…

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Is It All Just Meaningless?

Well as we end 2022 in a few short weeks, I have to consider what this year has brought and where life’s twists and turns have brought us as a society and for me and my family.  It’s been a…

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Lessons From The Psalms

Because Your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise You.  So I will bless You as long as I live; in Your name I will lift up my hands.  Psalm 63:3,4 

I’ve been reading over the Psalms…

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The Platform You Have

Is this one for the people? 
Is this one for the Lord? 
Or do I simply serenade 
For things I must afford? 

From the DC Talk song “What If I Stumble?” 

With the opportunity to play and perform my own…

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Sleeping Well In The Fire

In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.  Psalm 4:8 

In the midst of the chaos of this world, there are so many reminders in Scripture that help us…

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Keep Building The Wall

Alright, alright.  I know the title of this month’s blog might seem a bit misleading.  Someone might even say, “Oh you used that just as click bait…”, i.e. a means to get more visits to this page.  I can understand…

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God Fights For You!

“You will not need to fight in this battle.  Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the LORD on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.  Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed.  Tomorrow go out

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The Weight Of The Call

Coming up on the halfway mark of the year, I sometimes do a bit of self-evaluation.  I usually come into a new year with a lot of goals and good intentions, but often find myself losing steam around May-June.  Some…

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Are You Ready For The Showdown?

Then the fire of the LORD fell and consumed the burnt offering and the wood and the stones and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench.  And when all the people saw it, they fell

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A World On Fire

If you are like me, the events over the past couple years and even the last few months have been nothing short of monumental.  It has been a roller coaster in many ways; going from one thing to the next…

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