March 14, 2018
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I have in my files a copy of a letter written by Major Sullivan Ballou, a Union officer in the 2nd Rhode Island Infantry Regiment. He writes to his wife on the eve of the Battle of Bull Run, a battle he senses will be his last. He speaks tenderly...

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March 13, 2018
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The coronation of Jesus. Perhaps the most joyful, certainly the most triumphant moment in history, second only to the resurrection. For now the glorious kingdom will come, the eternal summer romp of men and angels. His crowning ensures the...

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March 12, 2018
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Stasi Eldredge's book "Free to Be Me" helps teen girls become the young women God created them to be.
 
 
Part of our healing comes with forgiveness (of ourselves and others), and part of it...
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March 11, 2018
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We're certainly warned about forgetfulness in Scripture, both in word and by example. In the Old Testament, the pattern is so predictable, we come to expect it. God delivers his people from the cruel whips of Egypt by a stunning display of his...

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March 10, 2018
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Freedom comes only as we bring these unsanctified and unholy places under the rule of Jesus Christ, so that he can possess these very places deeply and truly. Therefore, part of this first step involves sanctifying the place of bondage to Christ...

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March 09, 2018
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I cannot say this more emphatically—life affected Jesus. “We have spread so many ashes over the historical Jesus that we scarcely feel the glow of His presence anymore,” lamented Brennan Manning. “He is a man in a way that we have forgotten men...

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March 08, 2018
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Abiding in the love of God is our only hope, the only true home for our hearts. It's not that we mentally acknowledge that God loves us. It's that we let our hearts come home to him, and stay in his love. MacDonald says it...

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March 07, 2018
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God and Satan each have a design, a battle plan, to capture our heart's devotion. The intimacy, beauty, and adventure of the Sacred Romance are placed and nurtured in the deepest longings of our heart by God himself. God's grand strategy, birthed...

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March 06, 2018
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The book 'Killing Lions' is a conversation between John and Sam Eldredge about the trials young men face.

[John]  Almost all initiation rituals handed down for centuries involved physical trials for young men. After...

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March 05, 2018
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We all—men and women—were created in the image of God. Fearfully and wonderfully made, fashioned as living icons of the bravest, wisest, most stunning Person who ever lived. Those who have ever seen him fell to their knees without even thinking...

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March 04, 2018
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We are faced with a decision that grows with urgency each passing day: Will we leave our small stories behind and venture forth to follow our Beloved into the Sacred Romance? The choice to become a pilgrim of the heart can happen any day and we...

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March 03, 2018
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Though we don’t have all the control and assurance we may want, we as God’s beloved can be certain of many things…

We know that we are more than conquerors through him who loves us. We know that nothing, nothing, nothing will be able to...

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March 02, 2018
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It's better to stay in the safety of the camp than venture forth on a wing and a prayer. Who knows what dangers lie ahead? This was the counsel of the ten faithless spies sent in to have a look at the Promised Land when the Jews came out of Egypt...

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March 01, 2018
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What if you could have Jesus the way Peter and John had him? The way Mary and Lazarus did?

You get to.

You are meant to have this Jesus, more than you have each new day, more than you have your next breath. For heaven’s sake—he is...

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February 28, 2018
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Peter was one of Jesus' closest friends, one of only three that were invited into his innermost circle. In Gethsemane, at his hour of greatest need, Jesus again took Peter aside, poured his heart out to him; he looked to Peter for strength. Three...

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February 27, 2018
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Have you ever had to literally turn a lover over to a mortal enemy to allow her to find out for herself what his intentions toward her really were? Have you ever had to lie in bed knowing she was believing his lies and was having sex with him...

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February 26, 2018
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Watch Jesus with “the rich young ruler”:

“One thing you lack,” he said. “Go, sell everything you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven. Then come, follow me.” At this the man's face fell...

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February 25, 2018
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Caring for our own hearts isn’t selfishness; it’s how we begin to love.

Yes, we care for our hearts for the sake of others. Does that sound like a contradiction? Not at all. What will you bring to others if your heart is empty, dried up,...

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February 24, 2018
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God is the source of all masculine power; God is also the fountain of all feminine allure. Come to think of it, he is the wellspring of everything that has ever romanced your heart. The thundering strength of a waterfall, the delicacy of a flower...

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February 23, 2018
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Something has crept into our assumptions about Jesus that makes it almost impossible to relate to him, not to mention love him. I say “crept” because it has not been a conscious decision; few of the things that shape our actual convictions are. I...

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