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Branches Humboldt!

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Branches Humboldt!

HUGE NEWS!!! As you probably know, I grew up in Humboldt, graduating from Arcata High School. I met Heidi at a Christian college in Santa Cruz, California while she was majoring in Intercultural Communications — smuggling Bibles into China, passionate about reaching all people with the hope of Jesus. At the same time, I was writing songs, using music and the arts to share the message in coffee shops, on street corners, and on high school campuses.  Since then — for almost 25 years! — God has been nurturing a small seed of a dream for a community-minded and outreach-oriented church in Arcata. Now, through the partnerships of Stadia Church Planting & Grace Church Seal Beach, that dream is finally becoming a reality. BRANCHES HUMBOLDT is a brand new church in development. The plan is for Heidi and I to move to Arcata, CA in the summer of 2021 and begin growing a team and nurturing a new faith community toward reaching out with God’s love and the hope found in Jesus. I can’t wait to share more with you in the coming months! You can connect with us on Facebook and Instagram @brancheshumboldt And join us and follow along by signing up for information...

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Evening Prayer; “The Patrick Compline”

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This evening prayer, attributed to Saturday night in the book Celtic Daily Prayer is traditionally called the “Patrick Compline”. St. Patrick (389-461) is famously known as the “Apostle to Ireland”. He was a former slave in Ireland, who, after escaping, returned voluntarily to his captures as a priest and fearless...

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Evening Prayer; “The Boisil Compline”

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This evening prayer, attributed to Friday night in the book Celtic Daily Prayer is traditionally called the “Boisil Compline”. It’s named after Boisil who was a great teacher, priest, and discipler, and who died in faithful Christian service in the year...

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Evening Prayer; “The Ebba Compline”

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This evening prayer, attributed to Thursday night in the book Celtic Daily Prayer is traditionally called the “Ebba Compline”. Ebba was a strong leader, a woman who founded and led two monasteries. She died in 683, and was affectionally known as “a pious woman and the handmaid of...

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Evening Prayer; “The Felgild Compline”

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This evening prayer, attributed to Wednesday night in the book Celtic Daily Prayer is traditionally called the “Felgild Compline”. Felgild became a monk around 700 AD and lived a life of prayer and solitude, overcoming physical infirmities and other great...

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Evening Prayer; “The Cuthbert Compline”

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This evening prayer, attributed to Tuesday night in the book Celtic Daily Prayer is traditionally called the “Cuthbert Compline”. It’s named after Cuthbert, who decided to become a monk after receiving an angelic vision. He served his years in honor and humility as a monk and later a bishop. He died in...

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Evening Prayer; “The Aidan Compline”

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This evening prayer, attributed to Monday night in the book Celtic Daily Prayer is traditionally called the “Aidan Compline”. Aidan was a beloved and well respected monk who dedicated his entire life to helping others and died serving his monastery in the year 651. To hear the history of the word “compline” and why I chose to create these seven evening prayer devotionals, click...

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Evening Prayer; “The Ita Compline”

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This evening prayer, attributed to Sunday night in the book Celtic Daily Prayer is traditionally called the “Ita Compline”. Ita, a woman who died around 570 AD, was the director of a community of nuns and also a boys school. This evening prayer was named after her because it focuses on the examination of the heart and the petition for care and protection. To hear the history of the word “compline” and why I chose to create this evening prayer devotional, click HERE. Make sure to subscribe as a new prayer will be available each afternoon this...

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“Evening Prayers” coming soon!

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“Evening Prayers” coming soon!

Friends, I’ve created 7 audio/video guided prayer devotionals for you, and they will be released each evening this coming week, starting on Sunday night. They’re each about 7 minutes, adapted from the Compline Prayer readings in the book Celtic Daily Prayers. They’re meant to be prayed at the end of the day, before going to sleep. Here’s a video explaining a bit of why I felt led to create this project. Make sure to subscribe here to be notified as each devotional becomes...

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God Help Us!

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I’ve been introducing a new song in the last few months, and it seems appropriately timed as we find ourselves calling out to God for help in this difficult season. May it be a prayer that comforts and strengthens you!

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