Peace I leave with you
Christian Life

Social distancing, not spiritual distancing

It seems bleak right now, doesn’t it?⁣⁣ Schools closed.⁣⁣Events cancelled.⁣⁣States of emergency.⁣⁣ The news addiction is real, too. I’ve been on Facebook more in the last 24 hours than the last 24 days, watching reports—both official and anecdotal—roll in with increasing anxiety.⁣ It’s not the virus I’m concerned about. Yes, coronavirus is nasty. But people can …

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As endurance grows it releases perfection
Christian Life

Fruit whackin’

Have you noticed how when you ask God to give you more of some good character trait that you almost immediately run out of it? There’s nothing quite like praying for patience to conjure a traffic jam, for example. Ever wonder why? Personally, I always assumed it’s because if we want a new skill, we …

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Relabel yourself with God
Who Are You

Labelled with love

What’s stopping you from achieving your dreams? What gets in the way as you step into your calling?⁣ It can be timing or money or training or logistics.⁣It can be lack of support or clarity or direction.⁣ But let’s be honest. Usually, it’s YOU.⁣ Or rather, the lies you believe about yourself.⁣ Through struggle and …

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Where sin abounds, grace abounds more
Christian Life

Wounds for grace

Ever wonder why whacking your head bleeds so much worse than, say, a papercut? (Although I’d argue the papercut hurts more. What IS that?) That’s because there are way more blood vessels in your head than your hand. Blood is a cleansing and protecting agent, and when you damage a vital spot, it bleeds more …

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Jeans with holes in the knees
Wonder

Holy jeans

These are my actual jeans. Notice anything odd about them? (Hint: It’s the knees.) I acquired these pants at different times, and I’ve worn them in steady rotation over the last four years, but when I bought them, none of them had holes or weird dye jobs (a fashion plate, I’m not). I earned these …

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