Uncommon Gratitude

How does one out of ten people, of similar circumstance, live with more gratitude than the majority? Would you call that uncommon? Does it represent a pattern we see today? In Luke 17:11-19, Jesus heals ten men of leprosy. Leprosy was a flesh-eating disease that left it’s victim with a slow and miserable death-sentence. The […]

Uncommon Gratitude

The Truth About Truth

We live in a time where widespread agreement and consensus seems impossible for any issue or topic of debate. To say that we’re merely divided by politics and religion is an over-simplification of the landscape. Not only are there a multitude of philosophical differences, but, in most dialogue we cannot even agree on the facts. […]

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The Lost Art of Lingering

Have you ever had a powerful prayer time with somebody and considered how much of your experience was your own faith or the faith of the other person? I have. Have you ever gotten stuck on a worship song or playlist for a few weeks and wondered what mighty men and women of God did […]

Lost Art of Lingering

A Close-Up View of Colin Kaepernick

“Do you have the whole Bible tattooed on your back?” The crowd immediately broke into laughter after Pastor Ron Youngdale had asked Colin Kaepernick this humorous question. Everyone in attendance was intently focused on what the quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers had to say at the Turlock Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast on Friday, May 2nd. […]

Colin Kaepernick Prayer Breakfast

The Secret to Spiritual Warfare

Choosing not to fight doesn’t mean we’re excused from the war. Whether we acknowledge it or not, we’re all in a spiritual battle. In The Message translation, Ephesians 6:12 states it this way: This is no afternoon athletic contest that we’ll walk away from and forget about in a couple of hours. This is for […]

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