Fresh Outta Ignorance

When I was a child, I thought the word "ignorant" was used to describe someone that was dull in understanding. Someone you wouldn't exactly call "the sharpest knife in the drawer". As I grew up, however, I came to understand that this word wasn't just for the uneducated or unsophisticated. I learned that any time... Continue Reading →

Thriving in Difficulty

In those dark moments when life seems to be falling apart, I ask you to consider that it might actually be falling into place. When God begins to upend our lives, removing both people and things that we are comfortable and familiar with, it can feel a lot like punishment. It is possible, however, that... Continue Reading →

Relationship > Service

Up until now, I always thought that service to God and relationship with God were equally important. Almost two years ago I published a blog post titled, "Is it Possible to Repay God?"and while I meant well, scripture proves that I had it very wrong. The church at Ephesus consistently gave their service to God... Continue Reading →

In the Name of Love, Be a Conduit

  Lo-debar. The words “lack” and “desolation” immediately come to mind. No thriving crops, no harvest to bring in. Some translations state that it means “no pasture”. Other sources say that it means “nothing”. To me it sounds like a forgotten town for forgotten people. The story of Mephibosheth, who came out of Lo-debar after... Continue Reading →

The Uneven Exchange: Is it possible to pay God back?

I’m sure most of us have been in a situation where we’ve had to terminate a relationship, whether it was romantic or otherwise, due to a lack of reciprocity. We constantly emptied ourselves of all that we had to give and received very little in return. This says nothing about our value and who we are as a person and is only proof that we cherished the relationship more than the other party did.

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