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I’m ok

My youngest daughter Gabby when she was first developing her "life of the party" personality had a phrase she would always say when she would fall down. She was two years old, and as most toddlers do,  she would fall down frequently. Whenever she would fall, however, she would shout: " whoops... I'm ok!". This was so funny to my wife and me, and even now as I'm typing this, I'm smiling. It was cute and funny every time, and  it was  re-assuring. As a parent you hear "thuds" all the time in your home, and each time, you're hoping that there isn't some serious injury to one of your babies that...

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Stay Sober

I recently saw a news story in which a woman fell onto some train tracks at a train station in New York City. They showed video of this woman falling onto the tracks and footage of some of the other folks waiting for the train frantically waving at the train operator to stop. I kept thinking to myself as I saw this woman, "what kind of fool would....", and then the report revealed that it was ten o'clock at night and that this woman had just come from a party. She was drunk, and she is fortunate to be alive today. Obviously, people are safer, sharper, and less dangerous when they are not drunk,...

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I don’t wanna stop

So there we were singing: I just wanna worship You all my days....... when suddenly something incredible happened. I've been leading worship from a platform since like 1996 when I was on "side worship" at Crosscurrent back in Rockford, Illinois, and I've never been in a room where the people on the floor took worship and owned it the way the students at Oxygen did on this past weekends fall retreat. It was Saturday night and the team and I were expecting the atmosphere to be charged as it always is on the last night of a weekend where we do  nothing but focus on God and His plan for our lives....

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Wow

I recently took a trip out to beautiful and sunny California. I was truly jaw droppingly amazed at the scenery surrounding the cities I visited. It's one of the few places in the world that you can see the desert, ocean, and mountains all in the same place. It's incredible. I know I sound like a total tourist, and yes, I have been to Cali before. This time, however, something seemed different. Maybe it's because I am older now and appreciate everything a little more than I used to. I don't know, but I was really inspired by what I saw. I was genuinely amazed at the creativity of our God. God is seriously...

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There’s an app for that

Innovative thinking and creative engineering has made seemingly anything possible these days. It seems there is an "app" for everything these days. I mean, seriously, from stud finders, to restaurant locators, to jedi light sabers and stun gun apps, there really is a "man made" solution for everything. No wonder we have a hard time believing in supernatural things anymore.  If Jesus lived in our day and did some of the things he did, like..........walking on water for instance, we would all dismiss it because we could probably find some digitally enhanced video on youtube of some dude doing...

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Well Done

We sing a song called "Well Done" that is one of my favorite songs the band and I sing. The song is about the moment that all Christians look forward to. The moment when we see Jesus face to face and hear the Father say "I'm proud of you". I get chills thinking about it! I imagine a moment when all of the saints from all generations are gathered in this auditorium full of light and the noise of thankful millions just glad to be there. I can imagine there are angels flying around, and music playing. Hopefully God will let me sing a couple tunes. Maybe Not Afraid or something with the band and a few of the more...

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It’s Not Too Much To Ask

The Bible says in Romans 12:1 that we should offer our bodies as living sacrifices to God. It then goes on to say that such an offering is our "reasonable" service. The NIV calls this sacrifice our "spiritual act of worship". It's interesting to note the association between worship and sacrifice found throughout the Bible. Today it seems that worship has become about the performers or the song more so than the sacrifice. One of the first places we see worship mentioned in the Bible is when Abraham is telling his servants where he and his son are going, and what they would be doing. Abraham told...

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Gotta Fight For Your Rights???

I don't actually remember who sings it or what the exact lyrics of the song are, but I can hear the phrase "You gotta fight for your right to party". I also remember the classic "Get up, stand up..... stand up for your rights". We've had movements that fought for the rights of ethnic groups, animals, gender, ect. We are a nation that has always fought for our rights to do or have something. I'm thankful that certain rights were fought for and won. Some "right fights" are certainly necessary, however I find it interesting that the Bible tells us that Jesus didn't fight for His. The Bible tells...

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What’s Love Got To Do With It?

Ever have trouble figuring out what God's will is for your life? Ever wonder if your present course of action is "God's best" for you? It's not as complicated to know God's plan as we make it. God wants us to know what to do and how to do it. In fact, He has gone to great lengths to ensure that we could always know what His plan is for our life. The Bible says that the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. That means that all of the wisdom and instruction of the Father became a living breathing example to us on how to live and what to do. We don't have to live confused, frustrated lives if we will...

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