Hearing Heaven

by Doug Mitts Key Verse:    “He who has ears, let him hear.” – Matthew 13:9, NAS95 God focused my heart on passages like this in 1994. Peter spoke on hearing God and my heart quickened, to some degree, to the reality of heaven here, all around me. I became aware of Godaccessibly present with me. That made…

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The Discerning Leader Podcast

A podcast to help you discover how to “practice a preference for God in all aspects of personal lives and relationships, in leadership, and in service to others.” Find full seasons at

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Desiring God’s Will

Desiring God’s Will by David Benner “An excellent and much needed perspective on understanding and following God’s will.”  Jonathan Bourbeau  “A well written book that gets to the heart of what it means to truly seek the  will of God. A book that makes you ask yourself hard questions, but remains grounded in the unconditional…

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Prayers and Blessing

by Karen Kurth Key Verse: “I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.  And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s…

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A Life of Prayer

by Doug Mitts Key Verse: “It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples.”” –  Luke 11:1 NAS95 When it comes to prayer, I need help. Jesus, on the other hand,…

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Hearing and Responding

by Gabe Bernal And the Spirit said to Philip, “Go over and join this chariot” – Acts 8:29 (ESV)  I am reading through the book of Acts in my reading plan, and I’ve always found the story of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch interesting.  Philip was just minding his own business when an Angel appears…

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Holy Spirit Speaks

by Glenda Alvord Key Verse: But I tell you the truth: it is to your advantage that I am leaving; for if I do not leave, the [a]Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. 8 And He, when He comes, will convict the world regarding sin, and righteousness, and judgment: …

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Caring for Clay

by Karen Kurth But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us. (2 Corinthians 4:7, NIV) Recently I asked God to show me my attachments that took me away from His presence. What came to mind was my preoccupation with body image.…

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Individual Guided Retreats

An Individual Guided Retreat is a personal retreat you plan and take on your own with one added feature: you’ll meet with someone before (and possibly after) your retreat. The purpose of these meetings is to help you listen to God and discern His invitation to you for the day of retreat and for moving…

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Open Ears

by Fred Swartz “And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly.” (Luke 7:35, ESV) My wife was talking recently as she has several times in the past about how much she dislikes phone calls now, at least for relatively mundane communication. Life with 7 children is, well, loud, so phone…

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