Prayer Shaking the World

Prayer Shaking the World

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Last Saturday, Greg Pruett spoke to Mosaic about prayer being the strategy that powers the mission of God. (Listen to the podcast here.)  What follows is an excerpt from the last chapter of his book Extreme Prayer. [1] Over the past twenty years, I’ve been convicted...
Soul Care and Oxygen Masks

Soul Care and Oxygen Masks

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I have recently realized how much effort I put into convincing people, including myself, that I’m not high maintenance; that I’m not one of those women. I spend time fixing my hair or choosing an outfit, desiring to look a certain way, but always with a hidden motive...
Help! I’m Trying to Look Up!

Help! I’m Trying to Look Up!

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It seemed like we caught a glimpse of the wonder of the glory of God and the hope of heaven on Saturday night together. That’s so encouraging to me. The points of the message were extremely simple. What is the end of God’s global mission? He is glorified as He brings...
7×70

7×70

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The new Martin Scorsese movie Silence and the novel of the same name are set in feudal Japan and focus on the persecution and torture of Christians. It’s the kind of story that stays with you. This will not be a review of either the book or the movie (which you...
Fishhooks, Thrones, and lots of STUFF

Fishhooks, Thrones, and lots of STUFF

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Has scripture ever felt like a fish hook in your heart? It was one of those moments just the other day when it felt like God’s word literally pierced my heart, and gave me a tug.  The words seemed to get bigger, my reading got slower, and the world around faded away. ...