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Paradoxes and Weaknesses

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I don’t have to deny or hide my weakness because the beauty of them is they point to a God who promises to make me new....

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Foolishness

foolishness

When I realized a few months ago that Easter fell on April 1 this year, I initially saw it as incongruous - the high point of the Church calendar juxtaposed with the a day of playful trickery. ...

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Behold

Behold

Despite the fact that Jesus literally states in the verse that he will be with us “always, to the end of the age,” I often feel alone when confronted with the idea of trying to share the Gospel. ...

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The Overcomers

TheOvercomers

As broken as this earthly existence can be, there are eternal promises that break through and transcend the brokenness....

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White Stone

Whitestone

Much like the city of Pergamum, I followed the only way I had known, and in doing so I had no compass for my life......

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Pressure and Promises

Pressure&Promises

Even in the midst of our hardships in this life we can feel the Lord drawing us near to himself. ...

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Return to Your First Love

Return to Your First Love

When does anyone have time to take 5 minutes to read a chapter a day, much less think about it and pray about it? Yet the purpose of this isn’t to add one more thing to a to-do list....

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Understanding Revelation

UnderstandingRevelation

The book of Revelation, I have found, as I’m sure have many of you, is one of the books of the Bible where I really have a difficult time getting the message from my head to my heart....

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A Paradox

A Paradox

Our common sense, our most natural desire, as we face the icy challenges that life throws at us is to “white-knuckle” it; to strive to control and over-power difficulty by making our name great, or by demonstrating our own righteousness, or by building up our own little kingdom. And yet, the paradox is that it is precisely by relinquishing control to God, by forgoing o...

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What is Lent?

What is Lent?

Some of us grew up in churches where Lent was observed, but with little real explanation, making it seem like an empty, meaningless ritual. On the other hand, others of us grew up in church traditions where Lent was not observed at all. Some grew up in churches where we found Lent very meaningful. Some of us didn't grow up in any church at all....

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