Author Archives: Joshua M. Brindle

About Joshua M. Brindle

Child. Father. Husband. Herald. Writer. Messenger. Psalmist. Poet-Prophet. Biker. Beard-wearer. Teacher. Pastor? Follower. Disciple. Disciple-er. Bearer of the Torche. Keeper of the Flame. Waver of the Banner. Running the race. Fighting the fight. Revolutionary...hopefully.

Have We Lost the Will to Fight?

HAVE WE LOST THE WILL TO FIGHT? Psalm 144:1—Blessed be the LORD my strength which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight. We desire victory, but for what? Just to be “better” or “more victorious?” We want … Continue reading

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Light the Beacon

LIGHT THE BEACON If we light our beacon, atop the tallest hill in the most visible place, so then they too can light theirs. But we must climb. We must ascend to the greatest heights with torch in hand. And … Continue reading

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FORTIFY: A Protective Prayer for Leaders

As another hero in Israel has fallen, and I can still hear the sound carrying through the trees of the church, I bow my head in brash vulnerability and pray for the captains. Lord, Your leaders…Your men…Your pastors…Your under-shepherds…they are … Continue reading

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A Prayer for Younger Brothers

*Recently, a healthy exercise for me has been writing out some prayers for various needs of certain believers and “The” Church or our local church. Prayer is always in danger of being a lost art, or at least, a grossly … Continue reading

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20 Ways To Make it Through a Seriously Long Winter

HOW TO MAKE IT THROUGH A LONG WINTER: Battling depression, spiritual slumps, and the plain-old winter doldrums is part of every snowy, cold season in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan…but this year, it has been a mini ice age almost … Continue reading

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How to Seek God: Get in There, Stay There

*A topic that comes up often at Calvary Chapel Iron River, where I pastor and teach, as I’m sure comes up in many a church, is how to seek God. How do we hear Him? What does that look like? … Continue reading

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THE BIBLELANDS: ISRAEL TRIP 2014

THE BIBLELANDS: ISRAEL TRIP 2014 Less than two weeks ago, my wife Grace and I returned home from one of the greatest journeys of our lives, hands down. In one of the craziest seasons of this new year, God had … Continue reading

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