1. Taking Intimidation out of Meditation

    Ever gone to one of those fancy restaurants, ordered a steak, and when you looked at the plate, you wondered who ate most of it on the way to your table? Then you took a bite. Perhaps it was the sauce or the…

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  2. Time to Multi-Quit the Multi-Task

    A.W. Tozer’s words are fitting – God waits to be wanted. Too bad that with many of us He waits so long, so very long, in vain. At Renaissance this past week we asked the question – if you were told how to…

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  3. 6 AM Happy Hour

    I went to talk with my Creator, but His creation got in the way. Jesus knew how to get away from distractions (Mark 1:35). He rose before the pre-dawn hue. He found a “desolate place” (Greek for no cell coverage). He pulled up…

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  4. 118 Seconds

    “I know what you’re thinking about right now,” said Susan, my dental hygienist while wielding the automatic plaque scraper of death, “From here on out you’re going to floss.” I wanted to let her know I did floss regularly: every night before my…

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  5. What I Learned from a Pirate

    Nate Larkin, author of Samson and the Pirate Monks sailed into town this week. After a Saturday seminar with the guys and a Sunday sermon on Samson, I jotted down a few thoughts.• Manhood requires brotherhood. One of my favorite lines from the…

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  6. Break the Cycle

    Break the Cycle The first step is a doozy. You peer over the rock face, tell the kids you love them, and force your feet past your feelings. When you repel, you consciously choose to suspend fear and step out in faith. You…

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