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Discovering God in the Detour

As we think about a variety of landscapes that God takes us through in the Christian life, we consider the detour. Detours come in many different shapes and sizes, but all of them share one thing in common: We didn’t see them coming. They catch us off-guard, leaving us frustrated, confused, curious, even heart-broken. We question why things had to …

Worship Leaders: God and Your Gift

When I was a little girl I dreamed of singing for thousands of people on the biggest stages and traveling all around the world. Despite my tendency to be shy at times, I was still thrilled and often overwhelmed with elaborate daydreams of being a great entertainer for all to see and enjoy. However, throughout my life the Lord has …

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The Crooked Line of Jesus

Jesus was born King of the Jews. In fact, he was King of the universe. If it had been me, I would have chosen to do things completely differently. In fact, I probably would never have been born into this wicked, dirty world at all. I think I would have just descended in a cloud, maybe with some fire and …

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Born Identity // Chapter 2 // “Single, Ready to Mingle”

A young girl once asked her mom, “Where did we come from?” The mother replied, “We came from God; we were made in His image and likeness.” The young girl wanted to get a second opinion, so she went to her father and asked the same question. Her father, without hesitation, said, “We came from monkeys. It started off with …

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Begin Your Day with REST, not CAFFEINE

When I developed the habit of waking up early for prayer, it didn’t start with simply waking up early. It was about going to sleep early. I had to change the time I went to sleep if I wanted to keep my habit of waking up early for devotions. Otherwise, I knew it would not last for more than a …

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What it Means to be a Servant

BEEP BEEP BEEP! Your alarm goes off, it’s Sunday morning. You get ready for church and put on your Sunday best, as you’re getting your coffee you remember you are serving today. You instantly feel drained, but you push it away because serving looks good, its the right thing to do. As you get to church and begin to serve, …

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Power of Meditation

The Bible mentions meditation 23 times; 19 of them appear in the Psalms. A man after God’s heart, David, knew the power of meditation. He wrote more about it than anyone else.  Jesus told us to abide in him as a branch abides in the vine (Reference John 15:1-8). We know that by abiding he did not mean to pray.  …

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The Lord Who Rescued Me

Have you ever felt overlooked? Picked at or picked apart? Bullied, criticized and even ridiculed? Insecure people are gossiping about you and bored people are spreading it around. Now it’s getting to you, and people’s disbelief has now become your truth. If you can relate to any of these experiences I just listed, this blog post is for you. As …

The Forceful Advance of the Kingdom

“I assure you: Among those born of women no one greater than John the Baptist has appeared, but the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. 12From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been suffering violence [or forcefully advancing], and the violent have been seizing it by force.” Matthew 11:11-12 …

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First Chapter of “Single, Ready to Mingle”

Do you love fish? For a large majority of people, the answer is probably yes. If you are a guy, there is a chance you probably enjoy fishing as well.  As for me, I love fish.  However, I want to set something straight about this. To get a fish, one must deceive the fish by throwing out a line and …

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You Lead Worship Better When God Leads You

I have been looking forward to sharing with you some essentials that we teach here in HungryGen Worship and I believe it will bless you and encourage you to continue to push towards living a life that reflects the heart of a worshiper. We are going to run over a few tips that may help you in your journey of …

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Determined to Win

These days, many of us are interested in improving the quality of their lives. Whether you’re attempting to overcome a sinful lifestyle, improve your walk with Christ, get a job, accomplish goals, or chase after a dream, the key to success is developing a determined attitude. I’’ll give you a key that will not only start the engine of your dream …