Greater Than Temporary

“At the beginning of your pleas for mercy a word went out, and I have come to tell it to you, for you are greatly loved.” – Daniel 9:23 (ESV) – I have been thinking about the words “greatly loved” for the past two days utterly stunned by how loaded the term is. C.S. Lewis […]

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Shame Can Go to Hell

  Hey, so, shame sucks. I don’t know if there is quite so great an enemy to the experience of living a fulfilled life than shame. Shame does a lot of things, but its most significant impact is found in the disabling of our effectiveness. As believers, our whole goal is to love God and […]

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Short Thoughts on Another Year

Every year, when my birthday comes around, I freak out a little bit. Which is rather odd, since I’m barely an adult—shouldn’t I be excited? Don’t get me wrong because I really am, but there’s something so strange about another year of your life coming and going. I find myself constantly questioning whether or not […]

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Death is LIFE

63 years ago today, 5 men died in one of the most famous moments of martyrdom that has yet been witnessed. “He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose.” – Jim Elliot – I am constantly astounded by these words because what a profoundly simple thing to […]

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This Is About Something

I have read a thousand verses and sung a thousand songs; prayed a thousand prayers and heard a thousand words… Yet here I sit, constantly wondering about God and His goodness—I’ve realized my greatest points of question have come at times when I am not being consistent or intentional in pursuing Him with my time. […]

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Reckless Love

“Oh, the overwhelming, never ending, reckless love of God. Oh, it chases me down, fights till I’m found, leaves the ninety-nine. I couldn’t earn it, I don’t deserve it, still You give Yourself away. Oh, the overwhelming, never ending, reckless love of God.” The lyrics to this song have been rolling around in my mind […]

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Redefining Love

As I was walking throughout my day, the theme of selfless love presented itself over and over again. And I began to think – what does that actually look like? What is selfless love? First, I would propose that there is no real love that is not selfless. Selfish love cannot exist – it’s an […]

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