Tag Archives: obedience

Feelings Are Not Faithfulness


Just a brief word today, but God gave it to me a month ago and I’ve found it really helpful, so I’m passing it on. I’m not sure how it may play out in your life specifically, but I suspect … Continue reading

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Lay It Down: The Book — It’s ALIVE!


You can get the full information here, but for now, here’s the back story: After close-but-no-cigar rounds with a couple publishers I respect (and that you’d recognize) – and a few more just plain frustrating rounds with agents – I’ve … Continue reading

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Living Out of Death


Let me eat when I’m hungry let me drink when I’m dry two dollars when I’m hard up religion when I die… —”Moonshiner,” traditional (via Dylan and esp. Uncle Tupelo, in my case) Religion, in its truest form, is for … Continue reading

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Children of the Promise


I’ve been coming across our title phrase—or rather, it’s been coming across me—a lot lately (Rom. 9:8, Gal. 4:28). How do we live like “children of promise”? One way to look at it also came across me lately… As I’ve … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Gifts — the full version


Let’s start today by revisiting Jesus’ commissioning of the 72 from last week. The 72 certainly had something to rejoice in when they used the gifts they had received: “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name” (Luke … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your Self-Consciousness — a fragment or two


“I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word. Now they know that everything you have given me comes from you. … Continue reading

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Lay Down Your “Head”


There’s a popular adage out there; it’s been the chorus of a few good songs, in fact. And it goes like this: “Everything you know is wrong.” That’s not entirely true, obviously (I hope), but there’s still a lot of … Continue reading

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