Seeds

“Nothing is more practical than finding God."

I’ve been reading a few books written from a very different perspective than those I usually read. I needed to get a glimpse of how people who aren’t Christians perceive those of us who are. And I am sobered. Embarrassed. The sting is especially painful because one of my sons is experiencing a strong allergic …

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Tomorrow is Pentecost. Can I ask you to pray today and tomorrow morning for God to pour His Spirit on our gathering and to prepare each of us for what He wants to do in our lives? Jesus, our Master and King, encourages us to pray in this way: “So I say to you: Ask …

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A couple days ago one of my friends told me that she was really eager to see where this 24-7 prayer idea would go because she had been admitting to herself that she was having a very hard time praying lately, and didn’t know why or what to do about it. I could identify. I have …

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Yesterday we talked about what it takes to make disciples. I’m convinced that it takes the sort of nose-to-the-grindstone, go-for-broke inner posture described in this poem by Kent Keith.  I felt blessed and challenged by it.  People are unreasonable, illogical and self-centered – love them anyway! If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior …

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Months ago we pulled together a few people to pray, think, and brainstorm about our Alpha Course. One of the issues we were concerned about was the Alpha Weekend. (We’d had to cancel our reservation at the retreat center during our last course, and had lost our deposit money.) We’d noticed particularly that new people …

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