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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The Bible literally says to not be anxious (Philippians 4:6-7), so can I be a Christian and struggle with anxiety?
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The lesson at present is victory — specifically gaining it over unwanted behavior (or wanted behavior that shouldn’t be wanted). What should our mindset be?
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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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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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Happy Thanksgiving darling, Two days ago, we celebrated a year of marriage. Whether due to the new normal or wedded bliss, it has flown by. I’d planned on writing you this letter for months but, uncharacteristically, I’m having a hard time knowing what to say. Even the most poetic words fall short in expressing how […]
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Weeks like this week — where everything feels purposeful, managed, encouraging — it’s hard to fathom the dark weeks. Why was last week so hard? Neither phase makes sense in the mindset of the other: depression cannot imagine joy, and purpose cannot imagine such helplessness. But both are very real and very much a part of the hills and valleys of my experience.
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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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It honestly deeply affected my mood reading through Judges. It’s difficult to read. And then we come to the book of Ruth. A short four chapters, but a beauty that bears dwelling on.
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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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