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Lee's Latest: Dec 2019 SECRET TO SPIRITUAL MATURITY?

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WHAT IS THE SECRET TO SPIRITUAL MATURITY? Now that I’ve got you reading, you know there is no “secret”. Growing in Christ is about allowing the Holy Spirit to transform us by learning the rhythms and disciplines that Jesus practiced that direct our lives toward the Father...

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Lee's Latest: Nov 2019 Live Wisely

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“Be very careful, then, how you live – not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” (Ephesians 5:15-16) As we begin our final descent into the holiday season, we start to take stock of the year. We begin to think about gratitude...

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Lee's Latest: Oct 2019 Life seems ordinary

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For most of us, life seems pretty ordinary. We wake up, make lunches for our kids, go to work, sleep, and repeat. Every now and again we’ll do something interesting like cut our hair short or move to a new state. But for the most part, life seems ordinary. To spice things up I’ve...

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Lee's Latest: Sept 2019 Faced with real persecution

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It’s tempting to romanticize the lives of the first followers of Jesus. The Holy Spirit moved with power, heroes like Peter and Paul walked the streets, and the Church was growing by leaps and bounds. And while all of that is certainly true, the early believers were surrounded by competing...

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Lee's Latest: Aug 2019 A collection of songs

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How often have you listened to the radio and sung along with a song you haven’t heard for 20 years? It’s amazing how songs get embedded in our long-term memories. The Psalms are a collection of songs that can get “stuck in our head” if we let them, but more than that...

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Lee's Latest: July 2019 A powerful devotional life

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What’s the key to a powerful devotional life? How can we overcome the obstacles, pitfalls, addictions, and trials in our lives? Where do we find strength when all hope seems lost? How can I hear from God when my heart is hard and my prayers are cold? What is my response to people who hurt...

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Lee's Latest: June 2019 Does the world seems out of control

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What do we do when the world seems out of control? How do we respond when it seems that God has failed to keep his promises? Daniel and his friends were part of the first exile from Judah to Babylon. They were the brightest boys, taken from their homes, given new (pagan) names, and (re)educated...

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Lee's Latest: May 2019 Perennial questions of faith

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How do we know we are God’s children? What does real faith look like? Can God forgive my sin? What does Jesus’ life on earth really mean? Christians have been asking these questions for 2000 years. John the Apostle wrote his gospel “so that we might believe” and “by...

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Lee's Latest: April 2019 our study of James

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We’re continuing our study of James, and I have been so blessed by reading this wonderful, challenging letter. We have looked at how we can persevere through trials and what kind of faith God wants us to show. This month we’ll explore how to control our tongues (and our tweets and...

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Lee's Latest: Mar 2019 Journeys require directions

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Journeys require directions. It’s a wonderful thing to get in your car and go explore without thinking about where you’re going to end up, but when you actually need to arrive at a destination, you’re going to need directions. During Lent we have a destination – to be...

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