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(Almost) A Thousand Words

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. I feel the truth of that aching within me as I sit with a request for a piece of writing totaling…

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Start Somewhere

  In a recent episode of Lead Stories Podcast[1], Efrem Smith[2] noted, “Christians need to fight harder for their true selves, their true identity.” It is my firm belief that…

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A Most Uncomfortable Question

In my late teens and early twenties, my father occasionally pulled me aside and asked a most uncomfortable question: “So, how’s your love life?” His ask was awkward, my answer…

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[VIDEO] Adrian Despres asks, “How Can We Know God’s Will?”

  “The more you delight yourself in God, the more He makes your thoughts His will for your life.” Hear more from Adrian Despres in the video below about walking in…

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[VIDEO] From one Forge Alumni to Another

God does incredible things through our Forge Alumni. Here’s an incredible behind the scenes moment, for those who haven’t walked through one of our training programs, of past alumni, Garrett…

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Merry Christmas!

Jesus touched and transformed thousands of ordinary people in 2016, Forge’s 30th ministry year, mobilizing them into impactful “hearts on fire” and “lives on purpose!” Brand new Kingdom Laborers are…

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Silent Night

These are the words an angel spoke to a frightened group of shepherds late on the night that Jesus was born in Bethlehem. We rejoice with these words as we read…

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Hope that Remembers

A certain hopelessness hovers over the Christmas season. Perhaps the lights that fill trees, streets, and shopping districts illuminate the places we tend to hide and successfully keep in the…

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Present Plans

“Be present in your pain and begin living again.” Isn’t that what God is saying to the exiled people of Israel in the verses leading up to the oft-quoted Jeremiah…

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Where is Your Strength?

The people of Israel had a strong tendency to look to other places and people before looking to the Lord their God for deliverance.  As they were oppressed and attacked,…

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