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How I got to the Inner City as a Missionary

Going back to when I got filled with the Holy Spirit in 1980, the Lord gave me a verse – which I’ve taken as my life verse. It is a familiar one, Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for good and not for evil to give you a future and a hope.“  I took that scripture very seriously and spent a day a week fasting, asking God what those plans were. I also took…

“Daring to Live on the Edge”

That’s the title of a book by Loren Cunningham, and it describes my life for the last 12 years.  It has been a journey of learning to trust God for finances.  I can only skim the surface in the next few minutes, so I’ll give you three vignettes that paint a picture of what it’s been like. At the end of 2008, my employer laid me off.  It was the fifth time I’d been laid off, so I had seen…

Affirming Words from the Author of Life

The affirmation of our heavenly Father is powerful because he is the Author of Life.  All that we are derives from our Maker. His words, spoken to us, continue the formative process of who we are as his creatures. We each are a small part of God’s story, written into it at a particular point in time.  Psalm 139 is David’s reflection on the context of his own life, that he was known before birth, created by God, “knit together…

Come to Me in the Word

Thirteen years ago, in May of 2008, I opened a new journal, took a pen and wrote, Genesis 1:1-8. Despite identifying myself as a person of faith, I had not been regularly reading the Word for over 25 years. I became a Christian when I was four, grew up involved in an evangelical church, counselled two entire summers at a faith-based camp, and completed several inspiring Bible classes in college. Following college, I married a wonderful Christian man, worked in…

Sermons

Second Saturday 03-13-2021

The first portion of the healing retreat is contained in an audio file.  The second portion is in video form.  The video player is the default view.  To access the audio portion, click on “Show Audio Player” below the video.  The Quiet Reflection sheet is available using the PDF link.