Smarter, not easier

Smarter, not easier

“Does it get easier?”, she asked in a hopeful tone. I thought for a moment before replying, “No, but the tactics used to tempt and trick us eventually get more predictable, and if you’ll learn from past experiences that’s almost the same thing.” And that’s the main reason I’m ok with getting older. It’s not that …read more →

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Chase Your Rainbow

I love rainbows. While today they have come to represent all sorts of ideologies, their original purpose was to remind us of the promises and faithfulness of God. That’s one thing I love about them, here’s the other, they show up when it rains. Generally speaking, when we think of rainy days, either figuratively or physically, we …read more →

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God is > My heart

I love Jesus. I love spending time with Jesus. I love spending time with people who love spending time with Jesus. All things considered, this means that most of the time I love going to Church, because Church is a place where these things have the most opportunity to collide together in a glorious harmony. But sometimes, …read more →

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The Repotting

I make no claims to be a great horticulturist. In fact, up until the last few years I have succeeded only in bringing every plant I’ve owned to a painful and untimely death. However, I did purchase a few little pots of shamrocks for a St. Patty’s Day celebration a few years ago that have surprisingly …read more →

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What to do with broken?

If you’re anything like me, everyday you’re confronted with any number of insecurities. They could be physical, mental, spiritual, emotional, or even get more creative. Insecurities are part of life. I have my list to be sure, and run through them on a fairly consistent basis. If I’m not fighting off one, it’s another. Most of …read more →

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Trusting again

Most of our lives are lived out of trust, at least to begin with. But sometimes trust is broken, lost or betrayed, and life afterwards will never be the same. Having recently been in a pretty substantial car accident, I’ve been impressed by how much trust it takes to drive a car. Thankfully, I haven’t …read more →

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That time my car got totaled…

So, you may have noticed that things have been quiet around here. Which isn’t all that strange lately, but this time I have a good reason. Two weeks ago I was driving around, minding my own business, when the next thing I knew my airbag was going off and I was straining to keep my …read more →

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The Root of Rebellion

Do you ever get that twitch when someone tells you to do something? You can feel your spine go a little stiff and your will braces for a fight. Why do we do that? Have you ever been reading your Bible and had the same response? This, my friends, is called rebellion, and it comes naturally …read more →

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Push Back

Ever feel like you’re being pushed around? Pushed by life, by people, by feelings, by everything? Ever feel little, in a big, pushy world? Sometimes I do. A few weeks ago part of my family and I went down to the great state of Virginia to visit my brother and sister-in-law. They’ve been working on their …read more →

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In the struggle

I’m “in the struggle”, again, and the struggle is real. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve been “out” of the struggle in the conscious past. For a while this concerned me, but no more. Why am I so content to be “in the struggle”? Simply, it means one of two things; either I am striving …read more →

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