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We are Gideon’s Army

We’re hardly an army More like a ragtag militia of misfits   We are nonprofessional fighters Not the highly-trained elite soldiers One is used to seeing in battle Far from the green berets — We are more like the blue … Continue reading

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Angel on the line

One of the things over which I’ve always identified with the Gideon story is that little bit about the fleece. Gideon becomes so real at this point – not some bigger-than-life Old Testament patriarch with tons of faith doing impossible … Continue reading

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How just asking “Who are you?” can change the world

I just found out that one of our 15-year-old son’s friends whom I had pegged in my mind as “Least Likely to Succeed,” is on the varsity tennis team at the high school (he’s the second best player on the … Continue reading

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Should stay or should I go?

Come down off your throne and leave your body alone Somebody must change  –  Steve Winwood So it’s “So what?” time. Time to figure out what this reduction principle means in my life. What does it change about the way … Continue reading

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The necessary ineffectiveness of excuses

Someone asked how long we are going to be in the story of Gideon and my initial answer is: As long as it takes.

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Who does God choose?

Think of what you were when you were called. Not many of you were wise by human standards; not many were influential; not many were of noble birth. But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the … Continue reading

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Secret Strengths

Do the math. Count it up. When it comes to Gideon, it’s all in the negative.

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What are you afraid of?

We all have fears, and we all have different ways of dealing with our fear. Some get mad and rush right at the thing causing it. I wish I had some of that. I personally think these people are in … Continue reading

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