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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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Not A Safe Space

"Christians should be creating safe spaces, not ridiculing them." The headline grabbed my attention. It was an article on Patheos that was tagged 'progressive Christian', which, admittedly is not the way I lean, but this is a topic that kind of ruffles my feathers. When I think about it, it's because I see so much more below the… Continue reading Not A Safe Space

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Picking The Weeds

"If I could just... -Figure out (A,B,C) -Follow through on (all the goals) -Get (so and so) to (do such and such) -Perform (certain action) and receive (certain result) Does this sound familiar? I'm realizing the deeper I go and the more I grow with Jesus just how deeply ingrained these law-abiding beliefs are in… Continue reading Picking The Weeds

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Converting the Found

"That terrible zone of confusion so evident in the whole life of the Christian community could be cleared up in one day if the followers of Christ would begin to follow Christ instead of each other. For our Lord was very plain in His teaching about the believer and the world." AW Tozer I came across… Continue reading Converting the Found

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Drifting

  "People do not drift toward holiness. Apart from grace-driven effort, people do not gravitate toward godliness, prayer, obedience to Scripture, faith, and delight in the Lord. We drift toward compromise and call it tolerance; we drift toward disobedience and call it freedom; we drift toward superstition and call it faith. We cherish the indiscipline… Continue reading Drifting

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Cheers To The Simple Things

Are you starting to get a little excited for a new year? I know, we are knee deep in Christmas right now, but December goes by faster than any other month whether we want it to or not. Maybe I'm not supposed to admit this, but I always look forward to the post-Christmas cleaning of… Continue reading Cheers To The Simple Things

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Like a Perfect Loaf of Bread…

I saw a t-shirt yesterday that read "Eat All The Carbs"... I didn't buy it, but I relate to it. I love all things bread and I'm pretty sure I'd be a far less interesting person without them. I came across some verses recently that kind of reminded me of the perfect loaf of bread,… Continue reading Like a Perfect Loaf of Bread…