Today's Devotions

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Showcase:Dealing with Pride

  • Everlasting Love: U2 video +

    Everlasting Love by U2 The amazingly wonderful way that love from God opens up ones life and the power of Read More
  • The Weakness of My Motivations +

    What motivates me? Often it is pleasure—reading a good book, skiing, playing with the kids, sex, even work. I enjoy Read More
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Foreword: How I Changed My Mind About Women in Leadership by Dallas Willard

Dallas-Willard Below is an thoughtful discussion by one of  the most Christ-centered theologian/scholar of our time. When Alan Johnson kindly asked me to contribute a chapter to How I Changed My Mind about Women in Leadership, I had to tell him that I had not changed my mind on this point, and thus could not contribute. All through my young life-from Mrs. Roy Rowan, at the first Baptist Church of Buffalo Missouri, to Mrs. Flood and others at Shiloh Baptist Church at Rover Missouri-those who had taught me most "at church" were women. Actually, I knew that, in many cases, there would have been no church at all if it hadn't been for women; and, beyond church, life in my environment was mainly anchored in strong and intelligent women who-often with little or nothing in the way of "credentials"-simply stood for what was good and right and directed others in the way of Christ.

Read more: Foreword: How I Changed My Mind About Women in Leadership by Dallas Willard

Treading the Thin Line by Julie Moore

That's right, I'm an Associate Producer... and I've got the t-shirt to prove it! I wish it meant more, but all it really means is that I gave a (minimal) amount towards the financing of a moving picture show! I don't know what they used my dough for - supposedly to fine-tune things, as they were almost done when I contributed.

What's the movie? Blue Like Jazz: The Movie. Now, I don't know what kind of movie it will turn out to be, but the book it springs from - Blue Like Jazz: Nonreligious Thoughts on Christian Spirituality, by Donald Miller - is pretty fantastic.

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Come As You Are! by Julie Moore

Julie_MooreSaturday night at a cool restaurant called The Pig we had, among other things, a deep fried moon pie. What we did NOT have was the yummy-looking pimento cheese fries that they offered as one of their specials (for someone who finds writing about food boring, I sure do bring it up a lot, don't I?) Anyway, if you read this blog regularly, you may recall that I gave up fries for Lent... Woe is me! It has been a bit harder than I anticipated, but that was the hardest it's been yet! On the upside, since I didn't give up sugar this year, I was able to split that battered and deep-fried moonpie with my husband!

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Reflections to Consider

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Audio & Video

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  • Canticle of the Turning by Gary Daigle, Rory Cooney & Theresa Donohoo +

    1. My soul cries out with a joyful shoutthat the God of my heart is great,And my spirit sings of Read More
  • Come Alive (Dry Bones) by Lauren Daigle +

    Through the eyes of men it seems Read More
  • First by Lauren Daigle +

    Before I bring my need Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • Holy as God is Holy +

    As Eugene Peterson says, the book of Leviticus shows how God brings everything into his holy presence and transforms it Read More
  • Jeremiah: The Importance of Repentance +

    As Eugene Peterson has noted, Jeremiah is used by God to call the people of Israel to repentance. Read More
  • Balaam: What Happens When You Try To Strong-Arm God +

    In Numbers, the surrounding nations watch as God pours out blessing and good fortune over and over on the Israelites. Read More
  • Born of Water: A sign of our new creation in Christ +

    Baptism is like a wedding vow. Read More
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