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Close to the King

How close do you have to be to God to hear him? Like actually hear him. In my faith I notice a lot of people coming up to me and say “how come you always hear from God?” The thing that they don’t realize is I am not constantly receiving …

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Striving for the Prize

“I move on toward the goal to win the prize. God has appointed me to win it. The heavenly prize is Christ Jesus himself.” (Philippians 3:14) How do we live? Do we live to reach the prize? Or do we live just day-to-day, just doing today’s good? As humans, we …

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Who is Jesus?

We here at the 9 words community have had an incredible year.  We’ve seen our readership double from the previous year, with 9 words now speaking into 3,000 cities in over 160 nations around the world.  So we thought, what better way to celebrate a great year than to finish …

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Bird Poop (and Ministry)

Going into my first mission trip, I really didn’t know what to expect. I initially thought, “I’m going to get to work full-time with the homeless, and I’ll get to talk with all of them and it’ll be so cool to just converse and get to know their story”. I …

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The Puppet

When you were a kid I’m sure you went to a few puppet shows. Though there technically are two kinds of puppets, the ones that go on someone’s hand and then there are the ones that are controlled by strings which are attached to a piece of wood. Well, I find that …

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Donuts and Gifts

Some of you might have heard of read this before but I think its worth reading again. I know its kind of long but it is totally worth it.  The Donut Story “There was a certain professor of religion named Dr. Christianson, a studious man who taught at a small …

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Who is Jesus?

Finally, the long-anticipated release of Who is Jesus?  The day was brilliant, we started pre-assembling the image (just to make sure it would work) at 8:00am, and didn’t finish the first run until 11:30am. Our crew was amazing. Each person was asked to recreate a random shape on the front …

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Recovering Wonder

This moment is profound. It is significant. I’m not doing anything. I am sprawled in a recliner, twenty feet from the ocean. This is the extent of my activity. Submerged in sunshine, I contemplate life and the panorama before me. I can see surging breakers, rolling over an azure ocean. …

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Christ Died For Us

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Jesus Christ our Lord literally DIED for us while we were still doing stupid crap. While he was dying he still had an unbarable love for each and everyone of us. …

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