You Have Something in Common With Chewbacca Mom

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We’ve all seen the video of the Chewbacca Mom and her car selfie video with the mask. She calls herself the happiest Chewbacca. I don’t know a lot about Star Wars but I do know that her laughter is contagious. Her joy is contagious. It’s why the video has gone viral. It’s why she’s been […]

What is He Whispering in Your Ear?

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Happy Friday! I heard this song for the first time last week and I just can’t get enough of it. Jesus, when You speak to me, I hope I’m listening to You. Let this heart of mine receive what is full of grace and truth. Whisper, whisper, whisper in my ear. Tell me words I […]

When Hope Seems Hard to Find

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Five years ago today my calendar ended. I showed up to a crowded auditorium to walk across a stage and collect a very expensive piece of paper. I hugged the people who’d shaped my life for the last four years and drove away. I had no idea where life was taking me next. The next […]

What if You Already Hear God’s Voice?

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In a kayak on a mountain lake in North Georgia trying to connect with God, some hard words spoken to me almost two years ago came to mind. They were lies I wanted to believe as truths. They spoke to me so loudly that I wanted someone else to rebuke them with me. I needed […]

Where’s God When You’re Busy?

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His simple question got my mind running and my heart racing. “What have you seen God do in the last week?” It seemed simple enough. How had I seen God work, what was He teaching me, where had I encountered Him… I could have answered any of those questions and he would have been satisfied. […]

Frequently Asked Questions [Hearing God Course]

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A few years ago my prayer life changed. I realized the thoughts I’d been having that seemed random, bold, and surprising actually belonged to God. Suddenly prayer wasn’t a one-way street anymore. It was a conversation between two people madly in love with each other. All of the sudden I longed to pray more than I wanted to […]

Does God Talk Back? [Hearing God Course]

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“Sometimes I like to visualize Jesus sitting in the chair next to me, and I just talk to Him.” That’s what one of the guys said in a large group conversation about prayer. “Does He talk back?” I asked. The guy laughed. Actually, the whole room laughed. My question wasn’t meant to be funny. It was […]

How Does God Speak to You?

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She’s the only bride I’ve ever known to pray for rain on her wedding day. She straight up asked God that it would rain on her wedding day. It did. After 40 years of marriage, Juanita and her husband now both pray for rain. Her father died when Juanita was a little girl. It rained on the day […]

How to Tell the Difference Between God’s Voice and the Enemy’s

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I have to admit, I often get this wrong. It’s horrible. I know. I wish it were as easy as two little angels sitting on your shoulder so you’d know what you hear in the left ear isn’t God. It’s not. It’s a lot more foggy than that. One time not that many months ago […]

Singing “Oceans” Isn’t Enough

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You could tell the crowd was hungry for one specific song. “I’ve been waiting all day for this,” they whispered. “This one’s my favorite!” they shouted. The volume level in the auditorium went up a few decibels as thousands of worshippers sang “Oceans” at the top of their lungs. Personally… I held my breath. You […]