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All of life is change – a journey to know Jesus and become like Him.  Even in the midst of a pandemic – especially in the midst of a pandemic, God wants to expand our capacity to function in His Kingdom.  The Bible says, “It is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure.” (Philippians 2:13 NKJV) He initiates the changes we experience to shape us into the vision He has for our life. We were made for more than one season.  This season will pass and God will make all things new…

“But blessed are those who trust in the Lord and have made the Lord their hope and confidence. They are like trees planted along a riverbank, with roots that reach deep into the water. Such trees are not bothered by the heat or worried by long months of drought. Their leaves stay green, and they never stop producing fruit.” Jeremiah 17:7-8 My mother was telling me a story this evening about a conversation she had with my six year old daughter. They were discussing a bible story and my daughter was adamant that I told her that Adam and Eve…

“But Jesus said, “No, go home to your family, and tell them everything the Lord has done for you and how merciful he has been.” Mark 5:19 Mark chapter five tells us the story of a man who is possessed by evil spirits. He was living a life of torment and constant terror as these spirits made him howl, and cut himself with sharp stones. No man could subdue him for he appeared to have super human strength, breaking chains and smashing shackles. Jesus has a conversation with these spirits and they beg Him to allow them to enter into…