Countdown to the end of an era

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Countdown to the end of an era

In the next few days I’ll be marking the end of an era, or at least what I hope is the end. On Monday I’ll begin moving for my third (and hopefully last) time this year (not to mention, fifth time in 2 years and eighth time in nine years. But who’s counting?) This most recent madness all […]

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Different than you could ask or imagine

I’ve been reading the Bible since before I could read…basically. The words and concepts in scripture are very familiar to me, so much so I could probably make a case for never reading the Bible again… expect for the fact that every time I read the Bible, something different sticks out so amazingly it’s like […]

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The best parenting advice I can give

Don’t leave when I tell you, I don’t have kids. I don’t, but I’m going to give you some parenting advice anyway. I’m going to give it because I didn’t get it from myself. I’m going to give you the best parenting advice I’ve come across, not because I came up with it, but because […]

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If you want to doubt…

“I want that!” I had just been listening to a story of a time when the presence of God came in an undeniable way. It wasn’t conjured up or imagined. He was there. “I want that! I mean, I’ve felt that before, but not like that. I want something like that!” I tend to be […]

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I Need A Word

I can’t speak for your experience but I’ve noticed that in the moments where I’m most desperate to hear from God, He seems the quietest. In some ways this infuriates me, while on the other hand I totally understand it. Here’s my reasoning: when I’m in the struggle, when I’m between a rock and a […]

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Talk is cheap

If you were your enemy, how would you attack you? What would your approach be? What would be the first play in your strategy book? While I don’t often think of myself as being someone’s enemy, or purposely trying to mess with someone, I think it’s helpful to try to put myself in “the enemy’s” mind to better […]

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When right feels wrong

Do you ever get that feeling, you know, the one where everything feels wrong, but you know that it is absolutely right? The one that says, “as much as you’d rather be elsewhere, you’re actually exactly where you need to be”? The part of you that longs for something different, but knows that this is […]

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On Being Different

I’ve always been a little different. Or a lot, that’s been the case too, from time to time. I don’t think I’ve ever felt a sense of fitting in or belonging, at least not in the most general sense. I’ve had amazing friends and wonderful groups of people I’ve been part of, but I’ve always […]

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Buttonless

How many buttons do you have? You know, the, “that really pushes my buttons” buttons? Think you don’t have many? You probably live alone. There’s just something about seeing people at any and all times of the day – moments after you wake up or at the end of a really long day – that […]

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Regarding Squatter’s Rights?

I won’t lie, I’m in the struggle. Tonight is my last night in the beach house. My last night with my roommates of 1 1/2 years. My last night with in-home wifi/internet. The struggle is real. Now it’s not all sad. In fact, there are a lot of real advantage to this move. It’s just […]

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