Monthly Archives: June 2016

roaming

Wandering lost doesn’t always look “lost” to others. When we were on the wrong side of grace (Romans 8:5-8) we did not think our actions were wrong, hurtful, or even dangerous. We were just having fun, living according to our own … Continue reading

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slowly

It was the summer of 1990, I was introduced to an incredible Christian artist, Charlie Peacock and his album, The Secret of Time. His songs echoed the new sounds of my freshly saved heart. I memorized each song, knew each one by … Continue reading

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gomer and me

Defiant, focused only on self-gratification, Israel had strayed yet again from God. The Israelites continued to fall deeper and deeper into the pit of self-destruction. Israel had forgotten her first love, I will punish her for the days she burned incense to … Continue reading

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this but not that

The camps continue to beat their drums on our news feeds. “We stand for this” or “We would never stand for that.” It seems that absolutes are all the rage lately, it makes me want to push the mute button … Continue reading

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the relevant remnant

Many speak of relevance: is the news relevant to their lives, are the stories told around the table, or the events occurring during the day important to the listener? How do they effect the matter or situation at hand? As believers, … Continue reading

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diaspora

Gardening is one of my favorite parts of living on a farm. Wide open, dark, rich earth waiting to grow amazing food for my family and friends. The process begins with planting the seeds close together in each row, watering, … Continue reading

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weeping

Yesterday while at church, the news unfolded of the brutal deaths of over fifty people in Orlando. A couple friends and I tried to understand what we were hearing and reading on our news feeds. Within hours the usual camps … Continue reading

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your honor

The news is full of stories of outrageous behavior. People treating others as beneath them, spewing disrespect and hate, without concerning themselves with the consequences. God didn’t design us with different ranks, He created us equally in His image. Romans 2:11 … Continue reading

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My reality

I can’t were two words I was not allowed to say growing up. My coaches would say things like, “Never say can’t, say can. Never say won’t, say will.” We were always to try new skills and techniques to improve, … Continue reading

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Abandon [****] All Ye Who Enter Here

I love classic literature. I am nearly obsessed with it. I want to own the book, hold it, read it, and hold it some more; any old printing, any first edition, from classic English literature to early American literature. I … Continue reading

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