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THANKFUL THURSDAY: 4 Ways To Enjoy Your Life

Hello, Hipsters and welcome to Thankful Thursday! Preface: This week, a family in my church held a memorial for a loved one who passed way before her time. We hear of these stories all the time and the steady sadness wrings us dry, making us brittle and cracked. Been there?  Are you there?  How has life been treating you lately?  …

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Resignation & Beyond

See VLOG. “He who has God and everything else has no more than he who has God only.” ~ C. S. Lewis | The Weight Of Glory It’s March, so there’s lots of “madness,” but here we’re continuing to march not only into some madness but also into some mystery… I began the previous post (Nearness & Folly) by quoting most of 1 …

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Nearness & Folly

See VLOG. “There have been men before…who got so interested in proving the existence of God that they came to care nothing for God himself.” ~ C.S. Lewis Hey, Hipsters. This is one of those more autobiographical, quasi-journal type entries, but I do think that sharing my personal journey in this current season will be helpful, encouraging, thought-provoking, and ultimately …

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Politics: Vanquishing A Vehicle For Vitriol

“Post this at all the intersections, dear friends: Lead with your ears, follow up with your tongue, and let anger straggle along in the rear. God’s righteousness doesn’t grow from human anger. So throw all spoiled virtue and cancerous evil in the garbage. In simple humility, let our gardener, God, landscape you with the Word, making a salvation-garden of your …

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New York…New LIFE

Before you start, see The Challenge of Change series. “You have to be willing to fail in order to truly succeed.” ~ Jon Gordon Preface: In my last post, “New York, New York!”, I shared about the recent Arnold adventure to NYC and how God used this experience to reveal and raid our cherished idols of safety, control, and comfort. Getting out …

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New York, New York!

Before you start, see my  Challenge of Change series. “We are not necessarily doubting that God will do ‘the best’ for us; we are wondering how painful ‘the best’ will turn out to be.” ~ C.S. Lewis Is not this what we said to you in Egypt: ‘Leave us alone that we may serve the Egyptians’? For it would have been …

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How To Overcome The Challenge Of Change (pt 3):

Before you begin here, begin here:  How To Overcome The Challenge of Change (pt 1) and How To Overcome The Challenge Of Change (pt 2) “We are not necessarily doubting that God will do ‘the best’ for us; we are wondering how painful ‘the best’ will turn out to be.” ~ C.S. Lewis Prologue: We’ve been looking at the exhilarating but chilling …

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How To Overcome The Challenge Of Change (pt 2)

Before you begin here, did you begin here?  See How To Overcome The Challenge Of Change “Every man dies, but not every man truly lives.” ~ William Wallace, Braveheart Prologue: The scriptures indicate that there is a season for everything. (Ecclesiastes 3:1-8)  Seasons bring change, but if you’re like me, you don’t like that.  Or, in the very least, you’re uncomfortable with …

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How To Overcome The Challenge Of Change

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to …