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    Qualities of Good Shepherds

    What kind of leaders should I follow? What kind of leader do I aspire to be? These two questions plunked themselves in front of me when I read the second and third chapters of the book of Micah. The prophet’s…

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    Living With a Heavenly Viewpoint

    “Only one life, ‘twil soon be past. Only what’s done for Christ will last.” My grandparents posted this saying in their home and conducted their lives by it. Yesterday, reading the fourth chapter of Micah, I realized I hadn’t thought…

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    Obeying God When You Want to Run Away

    Ever feel like you want to run away from life? I loathe the physical act of moving my legs fast, but I’m a fantastic metaphorical sprinter.  When life becomes painful and messy, I’ve attempted to check out and go elsewhere.…

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    How to Keep a Grace Posture in a Wicked World

    Gloating is a sly character who nudges us from righteous victory, into celebrating the destruction of someone under the power of sin.  Well-written stories lead us to root for the hero and applaud the demise of the villain, especially if…

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    Amos- Of Fat Cows and Repentance

    Great wealth can mess you over if you’re not wise and careful.  Here in the States we are watching the drama of an enormous college entrance scam unfold.  Wealthy movie stars, CEOs, coaches, university staff and other power brokers found…

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    Amos Part Two-Failures of Fidelity

    . Every leader will face treachery and disloyalty, at some point.  Jesus said to expect it. In the churches we’ve served, my husband and I experienced betrayals of varying degrees. I recall one group of people who broke our hearts.…

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    Joel- The Day of The Lord

        In America, the phrase “9/11,” does not refer to an ordinary, September date, but a cataclysmic event.  On that day, running errands for my husband, I dashed into an auto parts store to find staff and customers clustered…

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    Repentance: Spiritual Adultery’s Cure

    Over twenty years ago I experienced firsthand the waters of revival in my home church.  God moved in  in a unique way for years, with miracles, deliverances, salvations and restorations. Although I witnessed incredible works of God, my strongest memories…

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    The Ruins of Spiritual Adultery

    Did you ever attend a wedding that turned out memorable for all the wrong reasons? Like any pastor, there are a few that live in infamy in our minds, like the one where the ushers showed up so intoxicated, they…