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Who Are You Waiting On?

Waiting. It’s a word that conjures up images of DMV lines, doctor’s waiting rooms, traffic, for sale signs in front yards, and bellies pregnant with over-due babies. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that few of us love waiting. “Patience is a virtue.” “Good things come to those who wait.” “A…

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A Poem For Good Friday

Sweet Words To The Thief Guilty and punished, the thief hung on the cross          Wrongdoings before him, he grieved his life lost. Yet watching through pain as he struggled to breathe, The man suffering beside him offered hope and relief. + He’d laughed with the others as the Nazarene bled, Whips…

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Cheering Costly Obedience

This week I encouraged two young friends to pursue ministries in uncommon and dangerous places. One girl hopes to one day bring Jesus to strippers and another to imprisoned drug addicts. They each seemed surprised when I whole-heartedly encouraged them. Despite their young faith and curiosity as to where to begin, I see God’s providence…

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We Aren’t Peddling Vacuums, Y’all.

In high school, I rarely shared my faith. I rested heavily on the freedom of religion and figured other people’s choices weren’t my business. Retrospectively, I think I was that way because I didn’t understand the gospel. In college, as I grew in my love for the Lord, I wanted desperately to serve Him but…

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When Love Goes On Clearance

With Valentine’s Day 2015 in the books and all the red and white holiday candy in the clearance bins, you might be inclined to move on from all the talk about love. And though Cadbury eggs have already replaced the Hershey’s kisses in the grocery store aisle, we shouldn’t be as quick to scoot along….

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Semi-Abandoned Gym Memberships & Strength

Like most of America, I planned to return to the gym in January. For the first time in my life, I actually (semi) missed working out over the holiday season. I was ready to pack away the “healthy eating hiatus” with the rest of the Christmas goodies and get back to routine. Returning to my…

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