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July 2014

Do You Ever Feel Thwarted?

Sometimes it feels like God Himself has opposed us and our efforts to succeed. The stars seemed aligned for breakthrough and suddenly catastrophe strikes. Hearbreak disrupts. Hope is lost. There’s are times I feel thwarted and it angers me to the core. The injustice of my good intentions falling apart before execution is too much to bear. Then there are times when being thwarted feels special. Almost like a privilege. When my insides feel cleaner and purified by the process of disappointment. As though I am being pruned. And while my desires are not being fulfilled, somehow I know that […]

The Coming Shift

There may not be a “next move of God” for many of us unless there is a dramatic shift in the way we conduct our lives and ministries. Old paradigms of thinking must die; new vision must be embraced. Practically speaking, the difference between success and failure for many will be determined by a willingness to accommodate change. – Larry Randolph The irony is that for more than two decades, we as a church have been hearing the call to adapt and posture ourselves for a radical shift in the way we do life, yet we react with disgust or […]

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