The Inaccuracy of Streaks

Whether you’re a New Years resolution kinda person or not, we all generally seek to make improvements in our lives from time to time. Often, it involves incorporating new habits: exercising X amount of times a week, reading the Bible consistently, spending more time with loved ones.  When creating these habits, we often rely on […]

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My Word for 2021

The word for the year came faster and more subtly than I expected. I anticipated a word out of left field, something I wouldn’t understand but would come to grasp as spring gave way to summer. Instead, what came into focus made almost too much sense. Am I just choosing this word for my own […]

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The New Year Post

At the onset, I feel like I should admit a few things: I don’t really celebrate New Year’s in the “new me” way. I spend time with family, sure, but I don’t do any of the fitness goal setting, this year’s word choosing, or Bible reading plan selecting. I’ve tried it all, and it’s not […]

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Imaginary Crises & Bad Persistence

Samuel was one of my favorite leaders of Israel. From boyhood he was serving God in crazy ways, even in stark contrast to those who were supposed to be the spiritual authority.  Unfortunately, his sons didn’t follow in his footsteps. We’re told that, “his sons did not walk in his ways; they turned aside after […]

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100

A lot has happened in the last 3 and a half years. And all of that has brought me here: to my 100th post.

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The Result of Knowing

I remember a cartoon movie of Eli’s sons. I’m pretty sure it was made by Nest. I remember their haughty expressions. I remember them showing off to some women by sneaking them into the sanctuary to show them its beauty. I remember thinking they were pretty awful sons, let alone priests of God.  What I […]

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Passages of Encouragement

I don’t know about you, but things have been crazy lately. Here are some passages that have been encouraging to me lately, and they bear repeating — from my heart to yours: “These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be […]

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