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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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Everything Is A Trade-Off

Today’s post is more of a random musing than many others which brew for longer times. But recently, this theme has surfaced in my life, and I think it’s worth commenting on. In America, we’re so used to the idea … Continue reading

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When God is Silent, Listen All The More!

Sometimes, I find that God goes silent. Usually, it coincides with my own fears mounting and me shouting for answers. But even when I’ve quieted myself and submitted my fears before Him, I find that I sometimes still do not … 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: The Time In Between

When my divorce happened, I was initially in a state of shock and denial. I thought, “any day now, she’s gonna wake up, realize what she’s doing, and we can get into counseling and move through this!” I thought for … 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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A Heartfelt Mind-Meld: The Truth That Changes Things…

You know, when I thought of this blog post, it was merely because a friend’s post had spurred me to think again. =) Apparently, she’s good at that! Still, today, I have been reminded of the immense need for such … 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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