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[19 Dec 2009 | No Comment | ]

What do you want for Christmas more than anything else? What is your greatest heart’s desire? Sometimes you don’t even know what that one thing is that would bring you total fulfillment, but guess what… God knows. He knows because He planted it in your heart before the foundation of the world. What could that be?

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[19 Feb 2009 | 7 Comments | ]

“Continue to do the right thing!” – former Virginia Governor Mark Warner to Georgia Willis
Then Samuel said: “Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, As in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, And to heed than the fat of rams. (1 Samuel 15:22)
What does obedience to God look like?
During our weekly Marching Through Culpeper prayer call on Tuesday Feb 17, Virginia Morton shared that the keyword the LORD gave her for this week is “Obedience.” That word, the scriptures …

* FAVOR, * FAVORITES, Adventure, Breakthroughs, Discipleship, Mentors, Teamwork, Trust »

[2 Jan 2009 | 3 Comments | ]

Many become Christians. Most walk away. Why? – www.disciplinganother.com
To Timothy, a beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. (2Timothy 1:2)
Who do you have in your life that you are discipling?
My pastor, Matt Gregory, has told me on several occasions, that everyone needs three types of relationships – 1) someone who is mentoring them, 2) a peer mentor, and 3) someone they are mentoring. Let me share a miraculous story of someone I mentored in 2008.
On Thursday January 24, 2008, I met with …

* FAVOR, Breakthroughs, Curiosity, FAITH, Obedience, Passion, Provision, Trust »

[6 Aug 2008 | No Comment | ]

“Faith is the willingness to look foolish.” – Mark Batterson
So he (Zacchaeus) ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him (Jesus), for he was to pass that way. (Luke 19:4)
On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your willingness to look foolish for God?
How desperate are you to see Jesus?
What lion is God calling you to chase?
Today’s message is the final one in this Chase the Lion series. The series is based on the book In a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy …

* JOURNALING, Blogging, Communication, Overcoming, Relationships, Trust, Youth »

[9 May 2008 | One Comment | ]

“I am committed to helping those who are committed to helping me.” – Mike Barber
“Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life. As long as it is day, we must do the work of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work. While I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” (John 9:3-5)
In what area of your life do you need to let go and let …

FAITH, Trust »

[2 May 2008 | No Comment | ]

God loves people more than any thing.
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
What does it mean to you to trust in the Lord with all your heart?
In what area of your life is God asking you to let go and let God?
The acts of God are what He does in our lives. For many Christians, the entire focus of their lives is what God can do for them …

Accountability, Mentors, Provision, Trust »

[6 Mar 2008 | No Comment | ]

The Lord will provide peace, purpose, joy, healing, and much more.
And Abraham said, “My son, God will provide for Himself the lamb for a burnt offering.” So the two of them went together. (Genesis 22:8)
In what ways are you trusting God to meet your needs?
This morning after spending a few hours of private devotional time, I had an awesome 70 minute devotional time with my son and two other web co-workers to start off our work day seeking God’s Kingdom and His righteousness first. We discussed “finding a peer mentor,” …

Adventure, Character, Dreams, FAITH, Leadership, Trust »

[6 Oct 2007 | No Comment | ]

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable but more useful than a life spent in doing nothing. – George Bernard Shaw
And the people said to Joshua, “The LORD our God we will serve, and His voice we will obey!” (Joshua 24:24)
What would you do if there was no way you could fail?
A few weeks ago, Rick Heeren referred me to Richard Gazowsky, founder of Christian WYSIWYG Filmworks, as a possible web client. Subsequent to that, I began receiving periodic emails from Richard, who lives in San Francisco, …

Transformation, Trust »

[8 Aug 2007 | No Comment | ]

Trusting in God is where the victory lies! – Nick Vujicic
“For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
How can you live a life of victory?
The most inspiring message I have ever heard in my life is Nick Vujicic’s testimony called “Victory in God’s Grace and Perfection” shared on the Hour of Power recently.
After preparing yesterday’s devotional about Nick, I found a link with Nick’s entire message shared …

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[3 Aug 2007 | No Comment | ]

“The Glory of life is NOT never falling, but rising every time you fall.”
Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Where does this devotional find you today?  On a mountain-top of enthusiasm and hope, or in a valley of discouragement and despair?  Perhaps somewhere in between? 
In the past two years, Rick Heeren has had a greater impact on me in my faith walk than anyone else. At the beginning …