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Happy 8th birthday, IHOP!

Posted on September 19, 2007

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Today is an awesome day in IHOP-KC's history. On September 19, 1999, the prayer meeting that started is continuing this very moment. IHOP has, by the grace of God, gone for 8 years straight, 24/7, without stopping.

Last Sunday, we celebrated the Lord's faithfulness to us as a family at John Anderson Park here in south KC with food, games, and fun. Some folks played the traditional games like volleyball, basketball, and soccer, but we also had...

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Beholding the beauty of the Lord

Posted on September 15, 2007

I was talking with my roommate the other night about what David meant when he said in Psalms 27:4 that he wanted to “behold the beauty of the Lord” all the days of his life. Now if you’re anything like me, the first time you heard that you probably instantly thought about David wanting to spend his days staring at a bright and shining being, full of color and light, that somehow is outwardly more beautiful than the best sunset or most amazing sandy beach scene you have ever seen. I think there is a limited perspective in many circles in the body of Christ today that this was all David...

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Valuing the place of hunger

Posted on September 3, 2007

Today is the first day of our monthly 3-day fast here at IHOP-KC. Folks from around the world join us in taking the first full Monday through Wednesday of each month (and the first full week in December) to position our hearts before the Lord in a 3-day solemn assembly with prayer and fasting. Everyone at IHOP makes it a priority in their schedule and attends at least two intercessory prayer meetings each day.

My roommates and I made some amazing blueberry, banana, and chocolate peanut butter chip pancakes on Saturday, and I think all that white flour and sugar is catching up...