Justice is just as

How many nights have we laid our heads down, meditating on those oh-so commonly quoted verses in Lamentations, "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his mercies never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness" (3:22-23), with fervent hope that tomorrow will bring us relief from whatever woes …

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Yes, no, maybe so

With all the areas in our lives that we're prone to compromise in, to offer an in-between response to, and urged to see the grey matter among the black and white, there can be a clarity if we narrow our focus down to certain non-negotiables, as I like to call them. As we approach situations …

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Is our fruit ripening or rotting?

Fruit is always doing one or the other: ripening or rotting. As often as the fruit of the Spirit is brought to the surface when deciphering the walk of another professing Christian, allow me to add a twist of flavor to this infamous litmus test. To refresh, "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, …

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Fashioning our faith

What if our ideals of who God is were found to be false, at worst, or misunderstood, at best? That He does predestine souls to hell, just as He categorically predestines souls to heaven. If we came to realize that the God we worship would do what we consider the unthinkable? That He does ordain …

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In triumph and testing, we trust

What is a mark of maturity in the Christian faith? The answer lies in the title: whether we're in periods of triumph or testing, we trust. I'm not sure that there's a more telling sign of wisdom in a believer than this because whatever each day brings, any trial, tribulation, triumph, or test is attributed …

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Faith is a four letter word

Seven years ago, the pastor and youth group were walking around the church asking congregants what they thought faith was, video recording responses. As a new church goer, my immediate reply was simple, yet scriptural, "Hebrews chapter 11," I said. This appeared to stun the pastor as all other responses were more wordy and explanatory, …

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Come when He calls

Faith is the key to God's kingdom. It catapults us into believing Christ as Savior and ushers us into eternal life in heaven with Him. It begins and ends with faith, but the in-between of faith becomes more complex as we run this race. The simplicity of our saving faith at the starting line of …

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