Hunger and Thirst for Righteousness

To Know You

”To Know You”(Words by Nichole Nordeman/Music by Nichole Nordeman & Mark Hammond) It’s well past midnight – And I’m awake with questions that won’t – Wait for daylight –Separating fact from my imaginary fiction – On this shelf of my conviction – I need to find a place– Where You and I can come face…

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Eugene Peterson quotes Annie Dillard in his book The Contemplative Pastor.  Dillard says “I know only enough of God to want to worship Him by any means ready to hand….There is one church here so I go to it….It is unfashionable because it is ridiculous. How can searchers after God and seekers after beauty…

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Starting New Things

In early January I attended the National Church Planting Summit of At this summit I had the privilege of being on a panel of church planters who were asked to tell three things they had learned from church planting. As one of the three panellists I will summarize the thoughts I shared at the…

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Tomorrow I thirst again What kind of crazy drink is this? I liftThis strange bottomless cup. You fill it up.You fill me to overflowing and IAm satisfied. I thirst no more. And yetStill I will thirst for more…and more…and more. I look to those who are thirsty. You fillTheir empty cups. You supply their need…

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Purpose in Life

In his book, “At The Crossroads,” Charlie Peacock quotes John Henry Newman as saying, God has created me to do Him some service; He has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. Therefore Iwill trust Him. Whatever, wherever I am, I can never be thrown away.…

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