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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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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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“Purple Rain Won’t Stop The Grass Withering”

Now my days are swifter than a runner; They flee away… ~ Job I just recently had my backyard seeded for summer grass.  The reason was simple — my winter grass withered. As the world mourns the loss of one of its greatest, modern icons, I am soberly reminded of the brevity of life.  Death is no respecter of persons.  …

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Are You Hungry? — Death: It’s What’s For Dinner (Part 3)

Recall: For the past three weeks we have been immersed in the topic of Easter.  To combat familiarity with freshness, we began the conversation in peculiar place: Job 40:15-24. We have briefly looked at Job (the man and book), and the mythical creature, Behemoth.  And with all of my metaphors involving dinner and eating, I have been whetting your appetite …

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Death: It’s What’s For Dinner

Behold, Behemoth, which I made as I made you; he eats grass like an ox.  Behold, his strength in his loins, and his power in the muscles of his belly.  He makes his tail stiff like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are knit together.  His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like bars of iron.  He is the first of the works of God; let him who made …

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50 Shades To Weigh

“You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world.”  (Mt. 5:14) Preface: Do you enjoy your sense of vision? Seriously.  Are you grateful for your ability to see, or is it so commonplace that this question seems absurd? I got my first pair of glasses at age 10.  I could NOT believe the world I saw after stepping out …