For God’s sake

Much of what we hear from pulpits and those preaching the tenets of Christianity today is hyper-focused on how much God loves us. To claim otherwise would be untrue, as it is by His love that He chose to redeem us; however, there is a greater cause that we tend to forget as we're basking …

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How I became an intellectual liar

Up until the last decade or so, I had no interest in anything that could be found in books. My mind was busy pursuing life as an application, unthought out, while emotions and experience ruled the day. I enjoyed living in the moment and going after whatever fed my fancy at the time, which mostly …

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Perspective matters

The life story of Job has many lessons we can learn from: how to handle suffering, how to counsel those in the midst of trials, how to address God in our questioning, and how to respond to all of the above. These lessons are lifelong as we'll constantly be bombarded by circumstances that demand us …

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I write because I’m right

A title bloated with arrogance, filled with an icky sort of pride, lacking in humbleness, and seething with self-righteousness, right? Yeah, I'm pretty full of myself, I suppose. I can piece together words in a coherent sentence and, with each properly (most of the time!) punctuated line after another, I've written an entire group of …

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Home is where your heart is

This old saying rings so true and, most appropriately, can cause us to question if where we call home is genuinely answered with a heart devoted to God. When we find our heart is wholly consumed by our love for Him, there our home is found. Whether our physical locations may change, our circumstantial surroundings …

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Is Jesus the reason for the season?

Although I love Christmas, I must admit that the season doesn't bring me warm fuzzies because it's celebrating the birth of Christ. I love the weeks that precede December 25th, but don't exactly conform to the commonality of Christians who eagerly await the day with church traditions known as Advent. To be honest, I'm not wholly on …

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One disciple, one discipline 

Nearly five years ago, I began to read the Bible daily. Cover to cover, Genesis to Revelation, over and over again. To date, I'm estimating I've read it close to ten times. It's been the one discipline I've been faithful to, the one that has stood the test of this time period. I've set many …

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