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Me, Myself and My Selfie

Nothing says "Happy New Year" like a nice dose of some me-first philosophy. December was draining on us all, we sacrificed and spent and everyone is a bit tired. Come January, it's me time. New goals, lifestyle changes... the world is our proverbial oyster. In this nutty world where so much business and chaos abound,… Continue reading Me, Myself and My Selfie

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Sober-Minded Hypocrites

The guest speaker at our church yesterday gave a moving sermon on the topic of hypocrisy amongst Christians and the whole "I don't go to church because the church is full of hypocrites" argument made by many in our culture. I'm not sure where we came up with the idea that church is or should… Continue reading Sober-Minded Hypocrites

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Still Offended By Goodness

"And who is he who will harm you if you become followers of what is good? But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you are blessed. And do not be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled. But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense… Continue reading Still Offended By Goodness

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Dismal Forebodings

One of my favorite books as a teen was the classic Christian allegory Hinds Feet On High Places by Hannah Hurnard. It's the story of a little girl named Much-Afraid, who lives in the Valley of Humiliation with her family The Fearings... they plague her existence with their negativity. The aunt who raised her is called Mrs.… Continue reading Dismal Forebodings

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Fewer Hot Takes, More Jesus

Reading in 2 Timothy this morning and it may as well be subtitled "current events". Paul's life on earth is coming to and end and he knows it: he writes from a prison cell with the knowledge that he's probably about to die for his faith. He therefore doesn't mince his words, wasting no time… Continue reading Fewer Hot Takes, More Jesus

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Humility 101

"The world screams "You are enough" and we are desperate to believe it. But being enough is different from being worthy and valuable. We are beautiful people flawed to the core, but deeply worthy of love and of priceless value to our Creator God... every one. Jesus has no favorites. So to say "without You… Continue reading Humility 101

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Life Is Too Short For Chess Games

I saw an Instagram post yesterday with a framed picture by a fireplace that read very simply "Fidelity to the Word of God and not to an outcome." The quote under it, from author Lore Ferguson Wilbert stuck with me all day: "I made it as a reminder for us and those who cross the… Continue reading Life Is Too Short For Chess Games

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A Teachable Spirit

From Andrew Murray, Daily Experience With God "Why is it that, with Christ as our teacher, there is so much failure and so little real growth in spiritual knowledge? Why is there so much hearing and reading of the Bible, so much profession of faith in it as our only rule of life, and yet… Continue reading A Teachable Spirit

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It’s ALL Spiritual

This is such a difficult day. Remembering the events of 13 years ago like they were both an eternity ago and yet some of it feels like yesterday. I'm finding this to be a frustrating day as well. Frustrated at where we are at. Starving for leadership and a way past all this darkness that… Continue reading It’s ALL Spiritual