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“My greatest joy as a pastor is seeing people come alive in their spiritual gifts. If there ever has been someone I knew who had the spiritual gift of faith and intercession, Curtis was he. Curtis was an older gentleman in our church who had worked more than thirty years in the Veterans Affairs hospital. […]

Easter

Easter Day celebrations are the best and truest. To join with others. To be caught up in the joy of Jesus is the best thing! And here’s a prayer written for our Easter Day, evening worship…. “When everything was dark and it seemed that the sun would never shine again, your love broke through. Christ […]

five on Friday

“Jesus’s resurrection is the beginning of God’s new project not to snatch people away from earth to heaven but to colonize earth with the life of heaven. That, after all, is what the Lord’s Prayer is about.” N.T. Wright, Surprised by Hope 1 Ten joy stealers in pastoral ministry. Indeed.  2 The church of TED. […]

prayer

Another newbie from Tim Keller’s prolific penmanship or more likely the laptop! Here’s some of the best take-away quotes from his invitation to experience awe and intimacy with God. “Prayer is both conversation and encounter with God. We must know the awe of praising his glory, the intimacy of finding his grace, and the struggle of asking his help, […]

a prayer….

from today….. 11th Sunday after Trinity. “God of glory The end of our searching, Help us lay aside All that prevents us from seeking your kingdom, And to give all that we have To gain the pearl beyond all price, Through our Saviour Jesus Christ, Amen.”

praying….

The Lord’s Prayer can get dusty really quick from repetition and overfamiliarity. I heard Dallas Willard’s version of the Lord’s Prayer and really enjoyed the freshness. Take it for a test-drive and see what you think. Here goes… “Dear Father, always near us, may your name be treasured and loved; may your rule be completed in us […]

belief*

according the wisdom of an old-fashioned prayer…. “I confess, Lord, with thanksgiving, that You have made me in Your image, so that I can remember You, think of You, and love You. But that image is so worn and blotted out by faults, and darkened by the smoke of sin, that it cannot do that […]

blessing

May the love of the Lord Jesus draw you to Himself; the power of the Lord Jesus strengthen you in His service; May the unstealable joy of the Lord Jesus fill your hearts; And may you discover in a new way His unfailing peace. and the blessing of God almighty, the Father, the Son, and […]

prayer*

“God, my Source of Strength A season is turning in my life Calling me to make ready; Walk with me, I pray. This unmapped course lies divided ahead Urging careful determination; Walk with me, I pray. The gate has swung open And everything’s loose Bidding that someone or something be left behind; Walk with me, […]

to you…

“I come to You today, O Lord To give up my rights To lay down my life To offer my future To give my devotion, my skills, my energies I shall not waste time Deploring my weaknesses Nor my unfittedness for the work I acknowledge your choice with my life To make Your Christ attractive […]

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