Calling, Courage and New Clothes

So, it’s 2017, and I am edging my toes into the water. Not the dive in, of previous days. Days before I knew the power of the ocean. Before I knew that our beautiful God allows almighty storms, that change the course of history. Before I knew that like the mother of Moses, God will sometimes cast us upon moving waters to take us where he wants us to be.

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Phil Houghton
Are You Wearing the Garment of Shame?

Last year I was asked to speak to a stunning group of women on the topic of shame.

Sadly, it was a topic I was familiar with.

Shame has this way of subtly being cast over your life without you even realizing it.

It has a way of weaving itself through your everyday garments. Often, we don’t even realize we have it on, but it’s thread discolors, pollutes and entangles your world.

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Phil Houghton
When Words Fail (Be Still and Know)

I wrote a song a while back while in Canmore in the Canadian Rockies. It’s my favorite place on Earth. A place where my breath is literally taken away, where I would look and see something my Father created and be just shocked at the beauty and gasp. Speechless.

The song is simple and conveys a simple thought:

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Phil Houghton