Carl DeLine

A Time of Preparation

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Prayer: Lord, I don’t feel religious this morning, not that I ever really feel religious but I think you know what I mean. Today I seek to experience your peace. I will spend time now in quietness. Please allow this music to draw from my memories the thoughts and images that will cause me to […]

Better Late Than Never

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Please read the following scriptures: • Joel 2:23-32 and Psalm 65 • Jeremiah 14:7-10, 19-22 and Psalm 84:1-7 • 2 Timothy 4:6-8, 16-18 • Luke 18:9-14 When was the last time you thought about this line? Better late than never. This week I missed my own deadline. How many deadlines have I given myself that […]

Open My Eyes

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Hillsong “Open My Eyes” Today’s Scripture reading: • Isaiah 35:1-10 • Psalm 146:5-10 or Luke 1:46b-55 • James 5:7-10 • Matthew 11:2-11 Throughout the world people speak of seeking a sense of spirituality. They are often willing to fight, even to die, for this spirituality. Jesus said, love your neighbor. It seems like such a simple set of words. Our journey is […]

A Meditation With a Friend

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Welcome: It is not a coincidence you are reading this today. This is a spiritual intervention where God intends to touch the depths of your soul. You are here for a single thought, a single touch, a meeting with you where you are. May God give you the quiet grace of His presence and the […]

Two Voices

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Please read all the scriptures and attempt to find one common theme: • Jeremiah 29:1, 4-7 and Psalm 66:1-12 • 2 Kings 5:1-3, 7-15c and Psalm 111 • 2 Timothy 2:8-15 • Luke 17:11-19 Welcome to Coached by Grace I am sorry I haven’t been around lately. I have been struggling with a lot of […]

These Are Hard Words

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“The Impossible Dream” These are hard words. Please read the following scriptures before proceeding: 2 Kings 2:1-2, 6-14 and Psalm 77:1-2, 11-20 • 1 Kings 19:15-16, 19-21 and Psalm 16 • Galatians 5:1, 13-25 • Luke 9:51-62 What does it mean to say yes? A young bride stood in front of her husband to be. […]

That Just Isn’t the Point

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Opening Prayer: Lord God, today is a special day. It is Father’s Day. I want to say nice things about fathers. Only recently it was revealed to me that I had blocked out years of my own life due to the violence perpetuated by my father. Growing up I was taught values to respect both […]

Intentional Now

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Opening Songs “You Are” (Colton Dixon)“Burden Me” (Jeremy Camp)“Give Me Your Eyes” (Brandon Heath) Scripture: 1 Kings 21:1-10, (11-14), 15-21a and Psalm 5:1-8 • 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15 and Psalm 32 • Galatians 2:15-21 • Luke 7:36-8:3 Intentional Now For a moment think about something that all of a sudden stands in front of you […]

Today’s Meditation: June 5, 2016

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1 Kings 17:8-16, (17-24) and Psalm 146 • 1 Kings 17:17-24and Psalm 30 • Galatians 1:11-24 • Luke 7:11-17 Call to Worship: We come into your presence, oh God, amidst a level of chaos that seems to be growing. The global political scene, health conditions, division of rich and poor, power structures, and people praying for their sports team as […]

Choices, How Many Decisions Go Into Making a Choice?

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1 Kings 18:20-21, (22-29), 30-39 and Psalm 96 • 1 Kings 8:22-23, 41-43 and Psalm 96:1-9 • Galatians 1:1-12 • Luke 7:1-10 Morning prayer: Do we say Almighty God or do we say Dear God? Do we bow before you as the great and awesome God or are we drawn to you as God who […]

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