Look Up!

A lot of us are so disheartened by things that are happening in our world today. We feel as if death is chasing us. We hear its big black wings flapping up behind us, gaining ground, overtaking us. We feel the coldness of its shadow blocking out the sun. We don’t realize that these difficult days are instead going to bring life, great awakening, and desperately needed spiritual revival in our lives. This is actually a most amazing time to be alive. Some of us are very excited about what God has already begun to do in our communities, our country, and our world. We see the shadows of revival beginning all around us. But many of us won’t recognize it until it soars out beyond us.

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Jesus Can Calm Any Storm

In Mark 4:35-41, Jesus rebukes the storm by saying, "Peace, be still!" Then He asks the disciples, "Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?" So this is Jesus' question for us when we struggle with fearfulness. Notice that Jesus wasn't accusing the disciples ofRead more

Having Ears To Hear

Jesus taught in parables, stories involving familiar (to His hearers) life situations, in order to teach kingdom truths. After He tells His first parable (of the sower), Jesus cries out, "He who has ears to hear, let him hear!" When His disciples ask Him what the parable means, Jesus tellsRead more

Why I Share About Jesus

This is the cry of the someone who has seen, heard and touched JESUS. Our deepest desire is to share this wonderful relationship with others… to proclaim what we have seen and heard so that others may also experience this most excellent, joyous, peace-filled way of life that we have found in Jesus Christ. We share about this because what we have found is too amazing to hold it in…

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More Words From the Duck Pen: Running the Race to Victory

How do we successfully deal with hardships in this life? The writer of Hebrews talks about running a successful race. I have been a long distance runner for years and this life metaphor totally hits me in the feels… the life strategies that running has taught me perfectly correlate to running the race of life victoriously by fixing our eyes on our goal… Jesus Christ! More words from the duck pen!

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