Little Habits of Truth

I started reading Atomic Habits by James Clear and it’s got me thinking. Don’t ask me if I like the book yet, because I just started, but it has started a fascination with little habits. I feel like I’ve mentioned this in every other blog post, but I’m an all or nothing individual. Little habits? Sounds like […]

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The Impact of My Morning Devotions

A few weeks ago, I started to notice a direct correlation between my devotional time and productivity in the rest of the day: if I had zero (or very rushed) devotional time, my productivity suffered greatly. Now, I no longer live by salvation by devotions, so it wasn’t that I was guilt-tripped. This phenomenon confused me: where was this correlation coming from?

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Every Gift

A few years ago, after memorizing the book of James, I decided to go back over each verse to extract a personal lesson from it. As in every book of the Bible, there are some verses that have an obvious and immediate application, whereas others take more time to think and pray. One of my […]

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My Favorite Miracle

The Bible is filled with miracles. Even the first chapter of the first book contains the miracle of the creation of the world — that certainly did not naturally come about. The journey of the children of Israel from Egypt to the Promised Land, the work of prophets, and even the life of Jesus is […]

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The Longest 26 Days of My Life

It started out innocently enough. I just asked my brother how life was in Hawaii. Simple. So simple. Then he tells me he’s on the last few days of a detox. I’m intrigued. He tells me all of the health benefits. I’m more intrigued. He tells me where to find the resources, says he feels great, […]

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Missed Experiences

I am endlessly fascinated with the Israelites.  I know the stories — especially the big ones: Passover, Red Sea, 10 Commandments, lots and lots of disobedience and captivity… But there’s something about the details that bring new light with nearly every read.  In Deuteronomy 5, Moses repeats the 10 Commandments in the hearing of all […]

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The Case for Being Direct // the How

During my last year of teaching, I had the privilege to teach a few upperclassmen a Communications class. Among other things, I took the opportunity to teach them from the book Crucial Conversations (which I beyond-highly recommend to every single human). Essentially, it walks the reader through practical ways to handle high-stakes and high-emotion conversations. I sure wish I learned those points when I was 16! Many of these practical points are adapted from these fantastic book.

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