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Working on a Farm

If you would have told me that I would have my hand wrist deep inside the carcass of a chicken searching for its heart, I would not have believed you… But there I was. Six months earlier I was selling vegetable juice and kombucha at my farmer’s market when the farmer’s wife at the booth […]

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Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough – Update

Four days last week I went without all food and drank only water, completing my first ever Daniel Fast. It was the first time I’ve fasted as a means for practicing a spiritual discipline first and physical health benefits second. I thought it was going to be a revolutionary fast and that I would feel […]

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Read Ye Bible

Yesterday I failed and my long-time streak of reading the Bible everyday was over. Ouch! Everyday (I guess I should say almost everyday?) I read at least one proverb, five psalms, and a few chapters from one of the gospels (Matthew, John, Luke, and Mark). When I do this every single day, in one month […]

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God Loves Me Exactly As I Am

This morning while I was completing a hollotropic breath work session from the Soma Awareness 21-day program my eyes welled up in tears as I was connecting with the divine within, the Holy Spirit.  I could feel an ounce of God’s love and it felt amazing! Here I am, someone that is imperfect with many […]

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Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough

The Bible is full of examples of fasting and our modern western Christian culture has all but lost most of them. My friend Trent Holbert suggested I read the book Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough, by Elmer L. Towns, and boy am I glad he did! This book has examples of nine different fasts based on […]

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Psalm 37 – What is Permanent?

Psalm 37 says: “Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away.” v1&2 So if these die, what remains? What is permanent? Looking at the rest of the Psalm gives hints […]

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Sing Praise to Him

Psalm 105:2 says: “Sing to him, sing praise to him;  tell of all his wonderful acts.” How much time do we spend singing the praise of all of God’s wonderful acts in our lives? The answer for me is, not enough! Our culture has made it taboo to talk too much about positive things in […]

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The Power of the Holy Spirit

I have been confused about the Holy Spirit and what it can do and the more I learn about its mysterious ways the harder it is for me understand. First, I thought of it as a superpower that if I had enough faith and tried hard enough then I could throw a mountain into the […]

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Two Different Mornings, Same God

Some mornings I feel full of the Spirit, the Word fills me and speaks to me and I can feel His hand on me. Oh how comforting and strengthening these mornings are. Other mornings I go through the same motions: I read my Bible passages, sit in prayer, but sadly don’t feel much of anything. […]

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Charitable ways to use $5.00

sBuy a stranger’s coffee Refill a stranger’s parking meter Buy a small meal for a houseless person Mail ten letters of gratitude Tips a customer service employee Donate school supplies to a classroom Bake cookies for the police station or fire station Write thank you notes to all of your children’s teachers Buy a used […]