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He Still Speaks in Parables

As I rummage around the word of God this morning I am taken back by the clues and hints our creator leaves behind and yet we, his creation, still miss them. We hear and see what tickles the ears and emotions and miss his meaning and wonder why the creation is in such disarray. When…

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Is That Your Real Story?

“Sometimes the story we’re telling the world isn’t half as endearing as the one that lives inside us.” Donald Miller FROM THE MOUTH OF BABES Speaking to a group of students at Churchill High School the other day something came out of my mouth that doesn’t very often land on the air outside my mouth.…

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The Dung Is About To Hit The Fan

I don’t often write this straightforward about my views about God but the situation in Paris is causing me to step over a line just a bit. If this offends you I apologize. If it makes you mad you will get over it. If it challenges you, get in line. This Message is to the…

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Prayer: Perhaps It’s Not What We Think!

For the last decade or so prayer has been tough for me. The institutional church ruined the whole idea of prayer because what I was taught to do (how to pray) seems selfish and not like the prayers I read about that uttered from the lips of Jesus. I don’t buy into prosperity doctrine. To…

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Here’s What God Hates

There is plenty of talk in the media these days about the rights and wrongs of our culture. Opinions are rampant over what God hates and why. But rather than depending on opinions from the right or the left why not dig our fingers through the old testament and find out for ourselves. There are…

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Devils Peak: A Very Personal Journey

We had no idea we’d run into 8 inches of snow, we’d get lost twice (once for 30 minutes) or what we’d find at the end of our hike. We should have known when the website said:” not a family friendly hike” that we were in for a long day. The Cool Creek Trail starts…

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Cape Disappointment: Cancer Ripped Me Off

I thought it was over. I thought my battle with cancer, won. But scars have a way of hiding themselves in crevasses, pretending not to hurt allowing us to tuck inside pain, loss and dreams of a better tomorrow. Lying next to my wife in tiny room surrounded by the ocean her words begin to…

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I’m Afraid To Dream

I recently spoke to students at Mt Vernon Elementary about dreaming. They gave me a book called “ Dreams” and after reading it I realize I’m afraid to dream. People used to call me a dreamer. I had plans and ideas for the future. But over the last several years many of my dreams were…

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Breaking the Foundations that Hold Us.

30,000 feet above the ground my longing to disconnect with what is and find what is to be is overwhelming. Sitting in an airport for nine-hours, dashed hopes of catching a flight to New York repeat over and over and over again, ones mind tends to think in brighter colors and deeper hues. You start…

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30,000 Foot Perspective: Don’t Be Afraid To Change

  30,000 feet above the ground my longing to disconnect with what is and find what is to be is overwhelming. Sitting in an airport for nine-hours, dashed hopes of catching a flight to New York repeat over and over and over again, ones mind tends to think in brighter colors and deeper hues. You…

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