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Seasons of Weakness

[fa icon="calendar'] May 9, 2018 / by Mike Barnes posted in Guest Post

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Mike Barnes is a regular contributor to our blog. He is also part of the leadership of Gateway Fellowship in Sacramento, and we just happen to be in the same men's accountability group. He is a huge blessing in my life for a whole host of reasons. Donice and my connection to our local church is part of what keeps us balanced (her at least - probably not a whole lot of hope for me😉). But regardless, I know meeting with a group of fellow warriors early on a Monday morning is really good for me and my walk. I hope this is encouraging and challenging for you as well.

In His Love and Service,
Ray

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Through My Fathers’ Eyes

[fa icon="calendar'] January 31, 2018 / by Mike Barnes posted in Guest Post, Devotional

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Mike Barnes is a regular contributor to our blog, and he also happens to be in the same men's accountability group I am a part of in Sacramento.  So today you are being blessed with what I am blessed with on a regular basis as we meet 6AM on Monday mornings (too early to think, but it does our hearts good anyway).  I hope, as he is reminding us today, that you have a new sense of the Father's heart for you.  -Ray

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I (Will) Follow You

[fa icon="calendar'] November 17, 2017 / by Mike Barnes posted in Guest Post

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Here is another gem from one of our regulars, Mike Barnes of Gateway Fellowship in Natomas. When I read his thoughts about following, it is sobering to me to realize that what I do (or don't do) affects those around me and those who follow me. I trust it will challenge you in a similarly healthy way.  -Ray

My wife and I regularly drive together to church on Sundays but occasionally need to drive separately. Such was the occasion on a recent weekend when, as we walked out of the house, Janet said to me, “I will follow you.” The meaning of her four simple words have become more profound in the days since first spoken.

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Healers and Hospitals

[fa icon="calendar'] September 12, 2017 / by Mike Barnes posted in Guest Post

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My daughter has a quite painful chronic medical condition that has necessitated some hospital stays over the last few years. Once diagnosed, she was admitted several times for treatment that utilized the most current medicines and technology for periods of one to five days. Her being on the sixth floor of the local hospital during her most recent admission was not a unique or unusual situation except maybe for one thing: she also works as a nurse on another floor in this same hospital.

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The Ring on My Heart

[fa icon="calendar'] June 2, 2017 / by Mike Barnes posted in Guest Post

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My wife and I often take our wedding rings off at night and lay them on the dresser where we pick them up the next morning and put them back on. Occasionally, I get distracted in my morning routine and leave home without this representation of my marriage, or more accurately of my wife’s commitment to me, on my hand.

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Under Construction: The Work to Be Done in My Home and Heart

[fa icon="calendar'] May 8, 2017 / by Mike Barnes posted in Guest Post

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Mike Barnes is on the board of Gateway Fellowship in Sacramento. He also happens to be in a men's accountability group with me and a couple other guys from Gateway. I never cease to be amazed at the depth of insight he brings to us at 5:45 a.m. Monday mornings over coffee in a garage at another friend's house. I trust you will be as blessed by his writing as I am. --Ray

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