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Do Your Own Lifting

Been on a longer than anticipated break from writing, all the end of school/beginning of summer shenanagins had me spinning around faster than I'm used to. Wanted to jump back in by sharing a fantastic article by John MacArthur about how we discern, judge (is that a bad word now?), and rightly relate to Gods… Continue reading Do Your Own Lifting

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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?đŸ‘†đŸ»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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First World Easter

Easter week. Holy Week. My favorite holiday and my favorite celebration. In the same way we observe advent, I think the time before Easter deserves our attention and willingness to quiet ourselves to hear with clear minds the story that changed everything. Our lives are not very conducive to this message, however, and the gospel… Continue reading First World Easter

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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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Hustling Ourselves To Death

"Are we really this empty?" I find myself asking that question a lot lately. Check the trending headlines or your social media and you'll see it: we are a culture grasping at straws for the next thing to come and soothe us, define us, entertain us or empower us. If you aren't "hustling", you're not getting… Continue reading Hustling Ourselves To Death

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Smoking in the Trenches

There's a really thoughtful article over at Sheologians this week discussing, among other things, how we use words and the importance of speaking Biblically. What does it mean to use Biblically sound words? Why is this important? We aren't talking about not cursing here, it's something fairly sneaky that's happening, and it's incredibly important. "And so, when you… Continue reading Smoking in the Trenches