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A devotional thought for the week

Seeing your heart with my ears

I spend a lot of time listening.   While there are a number of good reasons for doing so much listening, one really jumps to the forefront: when I focus on listening and give great attention to a person's words, I can pretty well tell what is going on...

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I never knew that before.

There is a simple phrase that I’ve heard many times over the years of ministry. It is a phrase that seems both obvious and not very profound. But I recall three times when the Lord shared this truth, and it was personalized by the people hearing it, so it became life...

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Before they see me…

Have you ever observed someone who has the potential to land their dream job at the end of just one more interview – but unexpectedly cancels the interview? Or someone who is in what seems to be a great relationship – and then breaks up for no apparent reason? ...

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God in the middle …

New day, new week! Up to a little challenge? Here it is: Let's try for the next week, in virtually every situation we encounter, to ask the question, "Where is God in the middle of this?"  I guess it is human nature (the tendencies and habits...

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You’re part of a bigger picture

I have been doing pastoral counseling for 20 years. It continues to be amazing to watch God Almighty, Creator of the Universe, the righteous and holy King come as the Shepherd to gently and lovingly tend to His lambs. But in the midst of these...

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It’s all about the wind

The practice of waiting and listeningcan be very frustrating...but highly effective. Anyone who has been around me any length of time knows I love lists. Tasks to be done and written steps to the goal help me feel secure and efficient. Because of this, I...

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