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pray for your city to prosper

Pray for Your City to Prosper

Pursue the well-being of the city I have deported you to. Pray to the Lord on its behalf, for when it thrives, you will thrive. Jeremiah 29:7 CSB One of the most misquoted verses in the Bible is Jeremiah 29:11. “ ‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and …

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I Like Control

I Like Control

“Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths you are there; if f I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, …

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an abundant life

An Abundant Life

“The thief comes to kill and destroy, but I have come that you might have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10 For Thanksgiving this year, I made three different kinds of pies simply because we all have a different favorite on Turkey Day.  I hated the idea of someone having to settle; I mean …

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Thank God for you

On Being Thankful

I thank God every time I think of you Philippians 1:3-5 NET My best friend at Oklahoma State University would place this verse near her signature on the cards she gave to me. It always warmed my heart that she would use scripture to greet me. I have immolated her on more than one occasion. …

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In the Waiting

In The Waiting

There are usually a few weeks to months after the season ends, where you don’t know if you should plan your future at your current school and town or if you need to start preparing your heart and home to leave. After almost two decades in this life, I can count on one hand the …

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wrestling with God

Wrestling with God

When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. Isaiah 43:2 I’m not sure why some of us were taught that a relationship with God would be some kind of token economy. We were falsely taught: that if we give, we will be blessed that if we are righteous, all our prayers will …

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Surely, Goodness and Mercy

Surely Goodness and Mercy

Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6  I am probably very similar to you. My first experience with this verse and the five stanzas that precede it occurred at a funeral. As a result, I assumed …

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When God doesn't fix it

When God Doesn’t Fix It

During one of our early seasons that didn’t end with a good record, the Athletic Director told the entire coaching staff that they needed to “fix it” or they’d all be gone. This was only our second season at this school, so it was difficult to embrace the “fix it” logic since my coach didn’t …

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What Sometimes Drains You Also Fills You Up

What Sometimes Drains You Also Fills You Up

Therefore encourage and build one another up just as you are already doing… 1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NASB) We all value those sisters who married another mister coach and how they get this coaching life we live, the crazy one where our entire livelihood depends on how coachable sixteen and seventeen-year-old kids are. We fall in …

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