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Joseph: It’s just perfect!

Too often I wait for the perfect time, perfect place, perfect person to do the thing I feel called to. What a waste! God can bless the imperfect places of life, so I don’t need to wait for perfection to act.

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Jacob: Say goodbye, Say hello

Covenant sees your past, understands your present , but looks forward to your future (pain and all). Most importantly, it means, God is in it.

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Jacob: Squeezed into Decision

The trials you’re encountering today are most likely squeezing you into tough decisions. You get to choose one of two things: God is in the middle of this, or God has nothing to do with this at all.

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Joseph: Finding Freedom in the Truth

You find freedom when you tell the truth. You equally find freedom when you believe the truth. The truth sets us free – even when painful.

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Joseph: Skills to Pay the Bills

Somehow, even in his early years, Joseph recognized the importance of the presence of God and learning new skills. Those 15 years weren’t lost but an opportunity for development.

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Joseph: Ain’t Nobody Got Time for This

I know this in my head, but I’m still learning in my heart how God operates outside of time and space. He speaks, and it is done. Yet for me (within time and space), times continues to pass. I still must wait.

Joseph Day 2

Judah: A Road to Redemption

Shame is a cycle, and if it’s not broken, it will lead to destruction. But this is exactly what God specializes in…redemption. God sees more in Judah than he sees in himself, so God pursues Judah with an unlikely person – a prostitute who is actually his daughter-in-law.

God creates something from nothing

From Nothing to Something

Close your eyes… No seriously, participate in this little action with me. You can’t close your eyes (and still read this) but imagine nothing. Okay, I know that’s hard, but as best you can imagine empty space, no creation, vast blankness. Now to this empty space, add a light (someplace, somewhere, somehow). Now add a […]

What do I do with this Dream? on Andy Bondurant

What to do with your dream?

The Impossible Dream Our culture celebrates big dreams. We are told to shoot for the moon, swing for the fences and climb tall mountains. We marvel at those who make it big – goals fulfilled. We encourage the ones who have stumbled along the way. I’m no different. In my last post, I shared my desire to […]

Apex brothers by Jeff Woods

APEX: The Most Difficult Climb of My Life

Apex 2017 Over 20 years ago, I made one of my most rewarding and difficult hikes of my life – an active volcano. The (literal) pain came during the last push to the peak. The final several hundred yards was a sharp incline, covered in volcanic ash. Imagine hiking the steepest part of a mountain – in sand. I was literally on hands […]