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EPIC Life

Submitted by Michael Thompson on Mon, 02/06/2017 - 12:00am

SuperBowl LI is now history and whether you are waking up to the news or you watched it unfold, people will be talking about it for decades. It had all the essential ingredients: defying the odds, down but not out, a band of hearts coming together on mission, and truly much much more as you collect each and every story that combined for an even Larger Story. Sounds more like a chapter from The Lord of the Rings or Narnia than a football game, and that is my point. We were made for a Large Story, to play a part that matters.

Deep Words

Submitted by Michael Thompson on Mon, 01/02/2017 - 12:00am

Deeply Humble
Fiercely Gentle
Strongly Patient

Dear BraveHearts,

Welcome to 2017! Happy New Year!!!

These first days of January are a good time for both reflections and forecasts.

Stepping Into Other Worlds

Submitted by Michael Thompson on Tue, 11/22/2016 - 12:00am

But you will receive power and ability when the Holy Spirit comes upon you; and you will be My witnesses [to tell people about Me] both in Jerusalem and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the ends of the earth.”

Acts 1:8 (AMP)

Knowing What You Don't Want

Submitted by Michael Thompson on Mon, 11/14/2016 - 12:00am

My counsel is this: Live freely, animated and motivated by God’s Spirit. Then you won’t feed the compulsions of selfishness. For there is a root of sinful self-interest in us that is at odds with a free spirit, just as the free spirit is incompatible with selfishness. These two ways of life are antithetical, so that you cannot live at times one way and at times another way according to how you feel on any given day. Why don’t you choose to be led by the Spirit and so escape the erratic compulsions of a law-dominated existence?

Election Day is Everyday. Vote Well.

Submitted by Michael Thompson on Tue, 11/08/2016 - 12:00am

God created marriage as a living, breathing portrait laid out before the eyes of the world so that they might see the story of the ages… God gives us marriage to illustrate his heart toward us. It is the deepest and most mythic reality in the world – that love is true, that God pursues us.

John Eldredge, Love and War

Standing Our Guard

Submitted by Michael Thompson on Tue, 10/25/2016 - 12:00am

Though times it seems
Like I'm coming undone
This walk can often feel lonely
No matter what until this race is won
I will stand my ground where hope can be found
I will stand my ground where hope can be found

Lauren Daigle, O’Lord
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Some songs come into your life and they play over and over as a gift from God, an anthem that brings courage, motivation, and perspective. Each line feels deeply true, and I get the profound sense, once again, I am not alone… He sees me and is with me.

Gearing Down

Submitted by Michael Thompson on Mon, 10/10/2016 - 12:00am

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.”

Jesus, Matthew 11:28-30 (MSG)

Dear BraveHearts

I have a young friend who turns 14 today. I texted him the following…

He Wins! Deepening Weekend Hearts Set Free!

Submitted by Michael Thompson on Mon, 10/03/2016 - 12:00am

Papa, Thank you for every year being new.
Thank you that you still speak to me.
Thank you for preparing my heart to listen.

Jody

I am a Princess.
Jesus is my main source of validation, love and acceptance and belonging.
I can ask my Jesus to shine through my heart…
I am so thankful to God for this weakend… truly HEALING.

Vanessa

Beautiful

Kingdom Fullness Versus Kingdom Boredom

Submitted by Hannah Thompson on Wed, 09/21/2016 - 12:00am

A Bored Man is a Dangerous Man.

Michael Thompson, The Heart of a Warrior

Dear BraveHearts,

A few years ago, during the writing process of The Heart of a Warrior, God revealed this truth to me. By definition,

boredom is an emotional or psychological state experienced when an individual is left without anything in particular to do, is not interested in his or her surroundings, or feels that a day or period is dull or tedious.

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