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When Jesus Encouraged Me With a Golfball

This morning was the day. The plumber was coming to fix something that I was hoping would be healed miraculously by the time that I woke up. Unfortunately it was not. And so the plumber was coming. And then my wife noticed water on the floor in the kitchen that shouldn't have been there. So we both started thinking that the next thing that our home was going to do was implode on itself. So I got ready, got the boys ready ... Read more

Exhausted Yet Pursuing

And Gideon came to the Jordan and crossed over, he and the 300 men who were with him, exhausted yet pursuing. — Judges 8:4, ESV Exhausted yet pursuing. What a phrase. It almost jumped off of the page at me. Exhausted yet pursuing. Do you feel exhausted? I’m sure that we could look around and justify why we are more exhausted than that person over there, and at the same time feel guilty because there is someone who is truly exhausted. It’s such a relative ... Read more

Kimberly Gunderson at FLOOD Tonight!

Do not miss tonight. Our very own, Kimberly Gunderson, will be teaching at FLOOD. I am so excited about at FLOOD with us. I asked her to send me some information on what she will be sharing with us. Here was her reply. MESSAGE: "Pop Beads to Pearls" "'Pop Beads to Pearls' sets out the challenge of not settling for a cheap and phony imitation of what it means to be a Christian. Rather, it means accepting from God, and experiencing with God, the real and authentic relationship ... Read more

“Marriage Isn’t For You.”

This blog post has been showing up all over the place. It has some great thoughts and principles about marriage in it. Enjoy. "Having been married only a year and a half, I’ve recently come to the conclusion that marriage isn’t for me. Now before you start making assumptions, keep reading. I met my wife in high school when we were 15 years old. We were friends for ten years until…until we decided no longer wanted to be just friends. :) I strongly recommend ... Read more

At FLOOD This Week

There is a strange tension from within Christianity when we truly allow these two characteristics within our faith to both be real and applied at the same time. A lot of times, we as Christians fall on one side or the other. We prefer one over the other, depending on where we are and what we prefer in this thing that we have defined as "Christianity." But as we look at these two things at FLOOD, we will see that it ... Read more