Equippers Blog

Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Shepherds and Teachers

God the Approachable Father

“Mom, mom, mom, MOM, MOM, MOMMMMMYYYYYYY!!” Startled out of my daydreaming, I suddenly enter back into reality to my three-year-old daughter desperately trying to get my attention for the fifteenth time in just as many minutes. She wanted to ask me a vitally important question about the whereabouts of one of her favorite stuffed animals…

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God’s Faithfulness Built into Our DNA

Heartbroken and weeping, the Apostle Peter sobbed by himself. Chest convulsing, all he could see burned into his memory were the soft, brown eyes of his dearest friend whom he had just purposefully and vehemently disowned in a moment of gripping fear. (Luke 22:56-62) Peter remembered the first time those eyes had looked at him…

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Redemption Song

I LOVE music, but especially orchestral (i.e. Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Chopin, etc.) and jazz. I enjoy diving deep into the the chaotic order of rhythms, syncopation, melody, harmony, lyrical expression, instrumental nuance, etc. While studying music at the University of North Texas, one of the highlights…

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The Counter-Intuitive Kingdom :: BeAttitudes

I was recently with a friend over dinner at a local restaurant talking about life. As we were talking, the Spirit specifically brought the BeAttitudes to mind (Matthew 5:3-12). Our church had recently prayed in response to this section of Scripture communally, initiating a stream of thinking, meditation, and reflection…

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Shame’s Covering

    Shame. We’re all acquainted with this pit in our stomach; we’ve felt and been forced into shame since before we knew how to spell our names. Guilt. The anxious feeling that we need to hide so we aren’t exposed and embarrassed. When I was 5 or 6 years old, I...

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Weakness in the Wilderness

A week ago, I experienced vertigo for the first time, though only briefly. Then, a couple of days later, it began again and has not ceased even until this very moment. In being bed-ridden this week, I’ve experienced a new kind of weakness in which I, literally, cannot...

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Bitter WITH the Sweet UNTIL He Comes

Leftovers for lunch today. Pork chops and mashed potatoes, yum. But the spinach… yuck. I tried combining bites of the spinach with the mashed potatoes, but I could still taste the green part, but the spuds made them swallow-able. Kind of. I was longing for a bite of...

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Christmas Eve Poem :: Incarnation

This is a poem that I wrote and performed on Christmas Eve during our joint gathering with Compass Church, Wayfarer's Chapel, and City Church as the body participated in communion together in the Ivy Wild School gym. Incarnation God takes on flesh Divinity clothed in...

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Trinity and the Renewal of All Things

Re – new – al :: “The replacing or repair of something that is worn out, run-down, or broken.” I was 13 years old, a freshman in high school, and was forced by my football coach to run the 100m, 200m, 400m and cross country to improve my speed and stamina as a part of...

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