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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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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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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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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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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┬áthing 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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Good things and God Things

Happy 2018! I think I'm not supposed to say this, but I don't mind one bit the end of the holidays. I love Christmas, but there's something about January. December is a month filled with family, friends, food, activity and just... a lot. I love decorating the house, and I equally love un-decking all the… Continue reading Good things and God Things