Tag Archives: weakness

Fruitful in Affliction

Nobody really likes the desert. I’m guessing, if they had the choice, most people would look to escape the storm. Say what you want about trials, testings, and terrible situations, and the potential benefits of being in the crucible, but, … Continue reading

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Even the Fringe of His Garment

Mark’s language seems to paint a somewhat frenetic, if not chaotic, situation. People running about “the whole region” at Gennesaret, grabbing up the sickbeds of infirm loved ones and friends, and then rushing to where they anticipated Jesus would be. … Continue reading

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Enveloped by the Spirit of God

He really could have been voted “Least Likely to Be a Superhero” in high school. His tribe wasn’t the strongest tribe. His clan within the tribe was the weakest clan. And he, by his own admission, was the least in … Continue reading

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Able to Sympathize

God is able. No surprise there. It’s what we believe. It’s what we declare. In a sense, it’s what we would expect of a God who is truly God. He is able to speak creation into being (regardless of the … Continue reading

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The 300

We know it’s not about us . . . but maybe, just maybe, we like to think it is a bit. We know it’s not about who we are or what we’ve done . . . but I wonder if … Continue reading

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The Need for Deliverance

I have used the analogy repeatedly throughout the years — worse than being in a minefield, is not knowing you’re in a minefield. At least if you know it, you can do whatever you can to try and step carefully … Continue reading

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Embracing the Thorns

I don’t really like operating from a position of weakness. There’s something about feeling like you’re in control which helps reduce stress. Something about engaging a situation for which you believe you are equipped that helps maintain a sense of … Continue reading

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