Satisfied

The work is solid, expansive, and true, due to the heart and will of the Lord. At Capturing Courage International Ministries we have been faithful with a little for a very long time. Faithful with the intent and heart of God as we have understood, and then faithful with the work, with the invites and fellowships, in bringing what we are mandated to bring; establishing a safe culture that precipitates deep healing and transformation of hearts and lives.

It appears, from the over 250 villages churches that I’ve been to in the last years, that unforgiveness and bitterness have locked up hearts and minds and lives, and nations. We simply cannot move forward if we are gripped to the past in heart hatreds, profound disappointments and a waiting for God to make it right. In this we are stuck.

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Parade of Flowers

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Sulha by Cyndy Lavoie with Lugandan Translation

– Click on the image to hear this message of Sulha by Cyndy Lavoie –

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Into the Love of God

Entered into the Love of God we enter into the wild.

Entered into the Love of God we put down our presupposed outcomes,

We enter into process, and relationship, and the unknown future;

How might we live and have our being?

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A Holy Experience of Birthing and Caves

You may be in a cave. Perhaps you are aware of all that is going on outside the cave. The sounds of weeping and sorrow reach your ears. The negative energy of rabble-rousers pokes at you. The tremors of too-near implosions are wearing on your heart.

But you are still in the cave.

In the cave you are birthing new things and a new way. It is hard work. Particularly because you are not all too sure what the new way is. You know what it won’t be, but can barely see what it might be.

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Spiritual Warfare 101, 201, 301, and 401

Bring in light and darkness flees.

Let me say it again. In case your theology would want it to be more difficult than this. In case your christian framework would want to have more glory than this. In case your paradigm and mindset would need to contribute something of self effort or sacrifice or piety or morality or warfare or even prayers or worship.

Bring in light and darkness flees.

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it.” John 1:5

The only war is the war in your heart to agree with light for yourself and others.

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Beauty and Creativity in Re-Discovering Joy

Perhaps you have lost your joy. The tasks about you may seem to be never-ending. You’ve been at this for some time now. It is hard to catch one’s breath.

The recipe for re-finding joy is a surprising one. It is not so much about stretching and reaching, grasping or holding, but about releasing, pausing, creating, investing – gentle manners of heart and soul. A relinquishing rather than a hoarding. A surrender.

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