Traits of God – He is Awesome

I stood on top of a high peak in Idaho and gazed at God’s incredible creation. The blue sky joined the evergreen mountain tops on a hazy horizon. The place I stood overlooked some incredible peaks and valleys that held numerous species of different animals. Deep green forests seemed to go on forever and I remember feeling so incredibly small. The vastness of God’s handiwork seems impossible to describe. I was only seeing a fraction of Idaho, let alone the entire Rocky Mountains. I kept thinking of the words written […]

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Searching for Significance

My good friend, Jon Malstrom, wrote this post about some of his struggles and some truth God has shown him.  I wanted to share this post with you because we all struggle with believing lies that tend to derail us.  The truth Jon outlines can help each of us focus on what God intends for us. -Brandon   I’m in one of those awkward, uncomfortable places again. I continue to wrestle with the meaning of “significance” for my life.  My head is filled with lies that I’ve allowed to infiltrate my heart, […]

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Wellspring

Probably 10 years ago, along with my dad and several hunting buddies, we cut a trail down into a deep canyon that we knew held a number of elk. It was so far away and the brushy terrain kept anyone from getting down to them, let alone hike back out. We spent the better part of day hacking and trimming a new trail through the brush to reach the dark timber at the back of this incredible canyon. Once there. we found what looked like a wildlife paradise. I will […]

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Being Imitators

Over the last few weeks I have had the opportunity to speak at two conferences and work with several other churches. Along with that, I have been on a personal journey studying the finer details of Jesus’ intentional actions he modeled for the disciples. Several conversations over the last month led to analogies of hunting and fishing (I know, big surprise). One analogy I used several times was in regards to teaching someone to fly fish. You cannot simply hand someone a book on fly fishing and expect them to […]

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