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[31 May 2009 | One Comment | ]

How will you celebrate the Global Day of Prayer today on Pentecost Sunday?
Faith comes from looking at God, not the mountain!
“For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord, as the waters cover the sea.” – Habakkuk 2:14
You are invited today (Pentecost Sunday) to join hundreds of millions of Christians in 220 nations of the world celebrating the Global Day of Prayer (GDOP). Live GDOP observances are being broadast live by God TV. CLICK HERE to watch.
For those of you who live in or …

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[19 May 2009 | No Comment | ]

“Tribes Are What Matter Now!” – Seth Goodin
Who are you upsetting? Who are you connecting? Who are you leading?
Then Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes concerning the children of Israel, saying, “This is the thing which the LORD has commanded: (Numbers 30:1)
Yesterday morning, Michael Stay sent me an email with a link to a profound video with Seth Goodin talking about tribes. This was in follow up to our strategic planning meeting on May 14.
Seth says we are living during a major transition with how ideas are shared …

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[5 Feb 2009 | No Comment | ]

“Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world.”
‘for I was hungry and you gave Me food; (Matthew 25:35)
What role is God calling you to play to feed the hungry?
About 2 years ago, Virginia Morton approached her church about bringing Stop Hunger Now to Culpeper after Rev. Lee Warren, a good friend of hers, peaked her interest. Lee is a United Methodist minister from South Hill, Virginia and oversees Stop Hunger Now in Virginia. …

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[31 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

“The Culpeper community faced a tragedy (Kelsey Orndorff’s death) in August it won’t soon forget.” – Culpeper Star Exponent
“And you shall remember that the LORD your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.” (Deuteronomy 8:2)
What were the top 10 highlights and low points for you personally in 2008?
In keeping with the annual tradition begun last year, I’m going to share the top ten spiritual …

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[1 Dec 2008 | No Comment | ]

The sooner you can rejoice in your adversity, the sooner you will be delivered from the bondage of that situation.
Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
What adversity do you need to overcome through rejoicing?
I apologize for the delay in sending you today’s message. In my devotional on November 26, I committed to share photos and highlights from the November 25 Culpeper Community Thanksgiving Service on Nov 27. However, like many of you, my past few days have been filled with enjoyable moments with family and …

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[29 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

More than 30 people showed up for the 2008 Calorie Burner 5k Run in Culpeper, Virginia on this gorgeous morning (November 29, 2008) to have fun and raise money for the Culpeper Food Closet to feed the hungry.
Within a few days, we hope to post a more complete article by Julia Peck, the race director. For now CLICK HERE to enjoy the photos on Facebook. If you don’t have a Facebook account, CLICK HERE to see the photos on Flickr.


[20 Nov 2008 | One Comment | ]

“Bitterness is the greatest cancer of the soul.” – Hagazi Kebede
Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. (Ephesians 4:31)
What are you thankful for this week?
Tuesday November 18 was my best day of 2008 thus far. Why? UNITY! CLARITY! PASSION! God was all over the day – good news at every turn. God rekindled my fire for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes after reminding me of the extremely positive impact that organization had on me, my family, and the Culpeper community.
I …

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[7 Nov 2008 | No Comment | ]

“Never leave your partner behind!!!” – Fireproof, the Movie
Now to the married I command, yet not I but the Lord: A wife is not to depart from her husband. But even if she does depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband. And a husband is not to divorce his wife. (1 Corinthians 7:10-11)
How do you “fireproof” your marriage?
When will you fireproof your marriage?
God truly works in mysterious ways. Today’s story is an amazing tangle of circumstances with God reaching out to bless marriages right here in …

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[16 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

“All the shakers and the movers have begun using Twitter!” – Denise Wakeman (a.k.a. The Blog Squad)
“And whoever will not receive you nor hear your words, when you depart from that house or city, shake off the dust from your feet.” (Matthew 10:14)
On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your use of Web 2.0?
What are you going to do to improve that?
I feel like a kid in Toy Land. During the past 6 weeks, I’ve plunged big time into Social Marketing and have discovered how much fun Web …

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[7 Oct 2008 | No Comment | ]

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” – Oprah Winfrey
Praise the LORD! Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty firmament! Praise Him for His mighty acts; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness! (Psalm 150:1-2)
What are you thankful for God doing in the past week?
How will writing this down create more of an attitude of gratitude?
I’m excited. If I tried to share most of the things I’m thankful for that took place in the past week, I’d be …