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Suffering Honors Jesus & Denies The Flesh

The last few months have been an opportunity to learn a lot about suffering for Jesus and denying myself. If you know the Bible, you know that, in Luke 9:23, Jesus lays out that to follow Him means “you must … Continue reading

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Spiritual Opposition Always Follows Spiritual Progress

This principle shifted my thinking! Spiritual opposition always follows spiritual progress; my pastor, at the time, said this in one of his sermons, and I had never really thought about it before. Some of that was my the time and … Continue reading

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Gratefulness Admidst Pain

Have you ever wanted something, and someone gives you a gift, and you think it’s the something you want, but it’s really something else? Well, my High School English teachers would kill me for that sentence, but I think we’ve … Continue reading

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My Doubts Will Answer To Your Scars

There is a fantastic line in a Skillet song called “Terrify the Dark”, and it is that line that now titles this blog post. But before I get into that, let me take you back. Many years ago, a dear … Continue reading

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I Don’t Matter…Truly!

The other night, I was quite irritated with one of my children because of an attitude issue. As I took a moment to calm down and clear my mind, it dawned on me that “I don’t matter!” Now, initially, this … Continue reading

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The Art Of Raising Adults

(This post is longer than my usual posts; given the topic, being more brief felt disingenuous and unclear.) Parenting is unique. In many aspects of life, one improves or atrophies. In one’s career, one advances or changes careers. But in … Continue reading

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Sometimes, Pain Moves Us Onward

I must admit, I’m a pretty classic human; I don’t like pain, and I prefer comfort. But over the last few years, it’s become clearer and clearer to me that I need to flip that around, and learn to not … Continue reading

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A Heartfelt Mind-Meld: Dark Days and Comfort

Did you know that to comfort also means to strengthen? Did you know that a comfort is something that strengthens you? I definitely didn’t! I thought comfort was something that simply made you feel good, not something that was supposed … Continue reading

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A Heartfelt Mind-Meld: Pain!

Pain! In our culture, pain is a thing to be avoided. We take medications to avoid pain, entertain ourselves to ignore pain, drink to drown pain, eat to suppress pain, and many other ways of turning away pain. When someone … Continue reading

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Sacred Cows Make the Best Hamburgers

That is the title of a book, and it has stuck out as a singular principle that makes me chuckle.  The idea behind it, of course, is that we all have pet ideologies, sacred cows, that we carry around.  They … Continue reading

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