Kay Horner, Author at Awakening America

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Prayer as Pilgrimage

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One of the greatest dangers in the Christian life is stagnation. It happens when we quit moving. There’s lot of reasons why we quit moving and growing. Sometimes it just isn’t easy, and we decide to stay where we are. It’s easier to stay than go. The press of other… Read more »

Leadership Transition—A Tale of Two Donkeys

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A new generation of leaders is rising. They are filled with vision, energy, and zeal. Many of them feel ready to take the reins of leadership and forge ahead. But timing is key. Over the past several years, formal and informal conversations between Christian leaders across the country invariably gravitate… Read more »

Challenges of a Pastor

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Consider the apostle Paul’s words of transparency in 2 Corinthians 7:5-7 concerning Gospel ministry, and his servant’s need for comfort and encouragement: “For indeed, when we came to Macedonia, our bodies had no rest, but we were troubled on every side. Outside were conflicts, inside were fears. Nevertheless God, who comforts the… Read more »

Live Together

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How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity! (Psalm 133:1) The loads being carried by today’s pastors and the problems they feel responsible for handling are enormous, even in small church settings. That’s why those who try doing it by themselves find their lives riddled with… Read more »

We’ve Prayed… Now What?

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Several years ago, I was invited to lead the morning prayer sessions for our denomination’s international assembly. Interestingly, church leaders had chosen “Awake” for the theme to inspire delegates representing more than 130 nations around the globe. After a powerful week of prayer, worship, and the Word, I experienced an… Read more »

Love Your Neighbor

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Love your neighbor as yourself. (Matt. 22:39) Imagine this scene from John 9. It is a  warm Sabbath day morning in Jerusalem, and we are strolling with Jesus and His disciples. Then Jesus stops suddenly. We approach Jesus to inquire, but we are quickly silenced by the intensity in His… Read more »

Celebrate Jesus Together

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Years ago I met a very special brother of African heritage in Canada, Bernie Smith. Bernie was the senior Canadian champion in track and field for several events. He was an incredible minister of the Gospel with a compassion for the poor as well as a marvelous worship leader and… Read more »

Fear of the Lord

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When was the last time you heard a sermon on “the fear of the Lord?”  On the other hand, what about grace?  Of course, grace proliferates every sermon and song we hear.  But “the fear of the Lord?”  I don’t think so. There is rarely even a mention of it…. Read more »

Purpose of Prayer

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In Acts 1, we have a cause and effect relationship as the Holy Spirit comes upon people and gives them power to be witnesses. It all begins with the Holy Spirit then continues to the very ends of the earth. We currently have 7 billion people on earth, and the… Read more »

Dreams vs. Nightmares for America

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The counsel of the LORD stands forever; the plans of His heart from generation to generation. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance” (Psalm 33:11–12). As the Executive Director for the Awakening America Alliance and National Coordinator for… Read more »