Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Experimentation of Youth and Life

Not their experimentation, but rather mine. Having raised my own two daughters and now being the spiritual mom of many others in the teen ministry I’m pretty sure, then and now, I’ve treated it like a weird science experiment. I’ll add a little Word, a little conversing, an illustration or two and “poof” let’s see […]

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Faith Is… Dancing in Army Boots

Nobody who’s been a Christian for more than twenty minutes would likely say “Faith is easy.” Getting saved is easy. That’s just a matter of accepting what Christ did for you. Staying saved is easy, that’s just a matter of accepting what Christ did as enough, because we can’t do enough. Living faith… well that’s […]

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Carried to the Table

  Carried to the Table (Writer(s): Leeland Mooring, Marc Byrd, Steve Hindalo) I had forgotten this song until I did a study today about Mephibosheth… and suddenly i remembered… 2 Samuel 9 I believe. How awesome it is to be a guest at the Kings table and all my brokenness is hidden beneath. God only […]

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Don’t Grow Weary of the Spiritual Fashion Police

Reasoning, questioning and intentions were certainly apart of King David’s life. His father reasoned that he wasn’t even suitable to be in contention to meet Samuel, his brothers questioned his intentions at the battle with Goliath and Saul questioned his intentions for the Kingdom; and all David wanted to do was take care of the […]

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Where to find encouragement when all else fails

1 Samuel 30:6b …but David encouraged himself in the Lord his God. In this portion of scripture, David’s men blame him for the burning of their village and the kidnapping of their families. His whole company has turned their back on him. Ever felt that way? Like you’ve let the world down… For some odd […]

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The Promise of Hope

Titus 1:2 In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began; There is hope! I wanted to put that across every social media site this morning in big bold letters. It’s won’t be found in a lottery ticket, in the government of the United States, it won’t be found […]

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Don’t Wear Someone Else’s Armor

He was the runt of the litter, his brother said he was an arrogant, bad hearted, rubber necker and the enemy said he was as threatening as a stick. That’s the “Shari version” of I Samuel 17 as David is about to face off with Goliath. How on earth did he get there? Nobody had […]

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Saved but Silent

For certain it’s a conversation starter! For the passionate child of God it will make a preacher out of the meekest of them when they begin to tell of their inability to understand lukewarm saints. For the lukewarm saint it begins a conversation about the “Not Everyone’s.” With statements like: Not everyone’s a soul winner. […]

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Fake Faith or Different?

There are times that I wish God had not made me such a vocal, passionate soul. I only wish it for a second… and then I get passionate about something else and forget my frustration. But life would be much simpler if I didn’t care so deeply. Caring gets me and usually my mouth into […]

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Not Listening is Dangerous!

So I find the story in the book of Samuel, chapter 13 of the character of Saul. Saul, an ordinary, (though tall) fella, who God has given a job. And not just any job! The job of being the very first King of Israel. Once Saul took office he had called up 3,000 men; 2000 […]

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