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Monthly Archives: April 2011

Til the Whole World Hears….

I have to admit something. I am not exactly proud of it, but I will justify it because I was only twelve at the time. Maybe some of you will find it amusing…..

So I used to be absolutely freaked out thinking about the end of the world.  It kept me up at night. Literally for hours. I could not wrap my brain around the concept of eternity (still can’t) and I would lie awake scared to death of it. And then, I found a loophole (or so I thought) to put God in a box and stop the second coming of His Son. Tricky, tricky….

I knew by Bible well enough to know that “no one knows the day or the hour.” So, what was so genius o

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In Jesus' name…

So often at the end of our prayer, we say those three little words…”In Jesus’ name…Amen.” But do you ever really think about what that means? To pray in the holy name of Jesus?

Have you ever thought about how much power is in His name?

While Jesus walked on this earth, blind men were given sight. Lame men walked. Storms were calmed. A dead man was raised back to life. Thousands were fed from a few loaves and fishes. Lepers were healed. Even at the sound of His name, lost are saved. The enemy has to leave. The weak find strength. Every fear is wiped away. The sick are healed. Lives are transformed

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In Jesus’ name…

So often at the end of our prayer, we say those three little words…”In Jesus’ name…Amen.” But do you ever really think about what that means? To pray in the holy name of Jesus?

Have you ever thought about how much power is in His name?

While Jesus walked on this earth, blind men were given sight. Lame men walked. Storms were calmed. A dead man was raised back to life. Thousands were fed from a few loaves and fishes. Lepers were healed. Even at the sound of His name, lost are saved. The enemy has to leave. The weak find strength. Every fear is wiped away. The sick are healed. Lives are transformed

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Open Invitation

Tonight we just got finished with one of our last Ace Hoops nights at Powderhorn Park for this school year. We matched our “season high” in kids with 23 tonight, and had another 4 new kids show up. It’s amazing how something so simple as basketball, when utilized correctly, can be used to connect and draw kids together and, most importantly, be an avenue to share Christ. Pretty cool stuff…

I don’t have much to say tonight, but the little that I do, I ask that you seriously consider.

 I ask you to consider JOINING us for one of the three nights at the park that we have left. You don’t have to be basketball “litera

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Open Invitation

Tonight we just got finished with one of our last Ace Hoops nights at Powderhorn Park for this school year. We matched our “season high” in kids with 23 tonight, and had another 4 new kids show up. It’s amazing how something so simple as basketball, when utilized correctly, can be used to connect and draw kids together and, most importantly, be an avenue to share Christ. Pretty cool stuff…

I don’t have much to say tonight, but the little that I do, I ask that you seriously consider.

 I ask you to consider JOINING us for one of the three nights at the park that we have left. You don’t have to be basketball “litera

Continue reading …

Open Invitation

Tonight we just got finished with one of our last Ace Hoops nights at Powderhorn Park for this school year. We matched our “season high” in kids with 23 tonight, and had another 4 new kids show up. It’s amazing how something so simple as basketball, when utilized correctly, can be used to connect and draw kids together and, most importantly, be an avenue to share Christ. Pretty cool stuff…

I don’t have much to say tonight, but the little that I do, I ask that you seriously consider.

 I ask you to consider JOINING us for one of the three nights at the park that we have left. You don’t have to be basketball “litera

Continue reading …

Open Invitation

Tonight we just got finished with one of our last Ace Hoops nights at Powderhorn Park for this school year. We matched our “season high” in kids with 23 tonight, and had another 4 new kids show up. It’s amazing how something so simple as basketball, when utilized correctly, can be used to connect and draw kids together and, most importantly, be an avenue to share Christ. Pretty cool stuff…

I don’t have much to say tonight, but the little that I do, I ask that you seriously consider.

 I ask you to consider JOINING us for one of the three nights at the park that we have left. You don’t have to be basketball “litera

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What's your normal?

This past fall, I had the opportunity to listen to a wonderful woman speak. Her name was Vicki. And Vicki has called South Minneapolis her home for much longer than I have. She is a mother of 8 children who had grown up in an incredibly poor family. She referred to herself consistently as a poor, white woman. Currently she runs a soup kitchen at a local church in Minneapolis where she serves meals every Sunday afternoon to many homeless men, women and children in need of a hot meal. It was incredible to hear her story…how she expressed that she was much more at home in the soup kitchen than she was in the sanctuary pew on Sunday morn

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What’s your normal?

This past fall, I had the opportunity to listen to a wonderful woman speak. Her name was Vicki. And Vicki has called South Minneapolis her home for much longer than I have. She is a mother of 8 children who had grown up in an incredibly poor family. She referred to herself consistently as a poor, white woman. Currently she runs a soup kitchen at a local church in Minneapolis where she serves meals every Sunday afternoon to many homeless men, women and children in need of a hot meal. It was incredible to hear her story…how she expressed that she was much more at home in the soup kitchen than she was in the sanctuary pew on Sunday morn

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Meet Tony

I’ll save you the introduction, and let him introduce himself. Everybody, meet Tony…

Tony came to the home months ago in dire circumstances of extreme poverty. (And by extreme poverty, I do not mean eating leftovers from your fridge.) For much of his life, Tony lived in a “house” made of cardboard. You read that right…. Because of the long hours that the mother was forced to work outside of the home just to provide even the most basic of living essentials (food) for her family, the oldest sibling, Itza (twelve or

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