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Three things to do to Survive and Thrive in the Desert Places

    Ironically, as we’ve studied how to praise God in the desert this week, a hurricane is barreling it’s way toward the Florida coast and then it will dance its way up to North Carolina. We are unsure if the storm will take a turn before it hits us, but one thing is sure: we will get a lot …

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Bite of Bread, praise, Uncategorized, worship

Bite of Bread: The Power of Praise

They were two ordinary ladies–I can’t remember their names. I can barely remember what they looked like, but I will never forget their message given almost thirty years ago.  No other sermon has affected me as theirs. Their words were revolutionary. Freeing. Empowering. No, they weren’t preaching about women’s rights. Their message was freeing to all man and womankind. It …

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Better Than Coffee

photo by Kim Andrist       Beautiful morning.   Gentle, pink edged sky,   Foggy presence lingering,   Birds chirping—calling,   A lone goose flying—calling out   Like an emergency vehicle warning   Oncoming traffic.   Everything saturated with the morning mist,   The smell of burning wood,   And a puppy who just wanted to be   Outside. …

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The Secret to Entering His Presence

Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful songs. What kind of God creates such beauty? Answer: a good one Know that the Lord is God. It is He who made us, and we are His, we are His people, the sheep of His pasture. I’m the one in …

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