Tag Archives: San Francisco

Martyrs in America? Maybe

Being heard is not the same as having influence. Believers must reconsider the issues of being salt and light in a pagan culture.  We have tried a myriad of approaches in our evangelism, and we are not succeeding.  We have been … Continue reading

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Calibrating Your Heart to His

“May the patience and encouragement that come from God allow you to live in harmony with each other the way Christ Jesus wants.” Romans 15:5 “Now make me completely happy! Live in harmony by showing love for each other. Be … Continue reading

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A Holy Troublemaker

“Christians were never meant to be normal. We’ve always been holy troublemakers, we’ve always been creators of uncertainty, agents of dimension that’s incompatible with the status quo; we do not accept the world as it is, but we insist on the world … Continue reading

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I Love This House! Psalm 84:1-4

 1 How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord of Heaven’s Armies. 2 I long, yes, I faint with longing to enter the courts of the Lord. With my whole being, body and soul, I will shout joyfully to the … Continue reading

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14 Odd Scraps About Me for Facebook…

I was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at a very young age, lol. My parents were very young, my mom 16 and my dad was almost 18. I grew up in Northern Wisconsin. In a brick farmhouse. I used a hand-pump … Continue reading

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I Almost Killed a Man

In 1987 I was serving the Lord with S.O.S. Ministries in San Francisco, California. I was living in community with other team members in the Mission District on Sycamore St. Everything was rather gritty. (Some would say it was ‘loathsome … Continue reading

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