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After The Resurrection

Did you know today is Ascension Day? Forty days have come and gone since Easter, Jesus has been with His disciples preaching, healing and communicating some of what is coming next. The book of Acts opens up the scene for us explaining that Jesus presented many "infallible proofs" of His resurrection to His disciples (1:3).… Continue reading After The Resurrection

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The Airing of Grievances

"I got a lotta problems with you people, and now you're going to hear about it!" Frank Costanza Hopefully you all are old enough and refined enough to remember the celebration of Festivus, the fictional secular holiday that took place on the TV show Seinfeld as an alternative to on overly-commercialized Christmas holiday. After an… Continue reading The Airing of Grievances

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Garbage In… Garbage Out

Happy weekend friends! This is meant to be encouraging, so bear with me. See those words up there?👆🏻They popped up no less than three times in my various little social feeds the other day, and kept poking at me, like a little pebble in my shoe. Now I'm not going to get all crazy, I… Continue reading Garbage In… Garbage Out

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Weathered

You've probably heard Paul's encouraging words in 2 Corinthians 4:17 reminding us "that our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory." It's a reminder that the hardships we face here on earth really are small and temporary compared to our promised… Continue reading Weathered

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Cheap Fruit

"There are two remarkable things about the vine. There is not a plant of which spirit can be so abundantly distilled as the vine. And there is not a plant that so soon runs into wild wood, that hinders its fruit, and therefore needs the most merciless pruning. I look out of my window on… Continue reading Cheap Fruit

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Leaving The Bitter Barn

"Do not call me Naomi (i.e., pleasant or sweet), call me Mara (i.e., bitter), for the Almighty has dealt very bitterly with me. I went away full, and the Lord has brought me back empty. Why call me Naomi, when the Lord has afflicted me (i.e., testified against me) and the Almighty has brought calamity… Continue reading Leaving The Bitter Barn

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That’s Not How This Works

Photo courtesy: PinterestThere's a funny car insurance commercial floating around where an elderly woman is proudly posting her photos "to her wall" but instead of Facebook, she's just pinning them to her actual wall. Her friend comes in and tells her she's doing it wrong by proclaiming "that's not how this works... that's not how… Continue reading That’s Not How This Works