Reflections of Grace 48: Living From the Heart – Really Knowing Him!

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[display_podcast] I am constantly amazed at the fact that when I am in the beauty of the outside how very close to Jesus I feel.  He woos me, courts me, and wins me over every time as I ponder Him while walking.  In the beauty of His holiness, in the presence of His creation He meets me there.  His splendor is always there when I open my heart to His presence.The first way to really know Him is in the beauty of your surroundings…notice it, ponder it, lean into it.  He is speaking.  The ke … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 47: Living From the Heart – When Feelings Lose Their Power

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[display_podcast] How can I describe the feelings?Grief Despair Fear Anxiety Sorrow Emptiness AngerYears ago I was alone with myself and thought I would never recover from the empty shell that was me.My feelings became my faithful companions until I finally started talking to God.  Boy did I have the questions.The most fascinating thing to me was that He never left.  He stepped back, though,  to give me time to come to the place of realizing all my answers we … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 45: Living From the Heart, part 8 – Empty Places

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[display_podcast] The continued search to find something on this earth to fill our empty places is costly.Life with Jesus is much more than an entrance into Heaven.  It is an abundant, satisfying life.  But how does this work to satisfy my existence now? How does He become the depth of my desire, and get me off this merry go round? I think some clues lie in the life of a woman whom we don’t even know her name.  The Samaritan woman.Jesus was tired and thirsty and walked over to sit … [Read more...]

Jesus in HD 78: “God has Visited His People Today”

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[display_podcast] It happened in the no-nothing little town called Nain. Why there? Why to that woman? What was the point? And most importantly, as you will learn in the PODCAST, what does this teach us about the nature, character, and heart of God? His heart towards me. More significantly, His heart towards YOU! First off, let’s look at God’s Word:Luke 7:1616 Great fear swept the crowd, and they praised God, saying, “A mighty prophet has risen among us,” and “God has visited his peop … [Read more...]

Reflections of Grace 41: Living From the Heart, part 4

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[display_podcast] At different seasons of our lives we find different longings.  Some of us go our whole lives one big gaping hole of need.  That is so sad to me.  Because now I know that the answer always rested in Him all along.We struggle and we struggle; and we complicate everything by anxiously trying to fix our lives with our own ideas of what we need.  Only to find that thing we tried didn’t work, and now we are right back where we started… and oh, do we feel defeated and hopeles … [Read more...]

Confessions of a Closet Christian 22: Grief & How it Effects Us Personally & the People Around Us

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[display_podcast] Now I lay me down to sleep.I pray the Lord my soul to keep.If I should die before I wake,I pray the Lord my soul to take. Jason.  His name is Jason.  My childhood friend was found unresponsive on February 18, 2014.  On February 19th, I wrote this in my journal.  I haven't been able to write since.  It says:I love Jason.  He's a brother.  Someone I spent early days with.  Someone I thought I'd spend older days with.  At holidays.  Kids playing, turkeys roasting, … [Read more...]


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