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Perfected in weakness

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.”‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭12:9‬ ‭ESV‬‬https://www.bible.com/59/2co.12.9.esv For several years now I’ve been on a journey, several actually. One […]

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Garbage in, garbage out

“Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.”‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭4:23‬ ‭ESV‬‬https://www.bible.com/59/pro.4.23.esv In the Spring of 1999 my father passed away. Shortly after this, I started listening to the local Christian radio station. After a particularly stressful day at work I flipped on the radio on the commute home and a […]

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Pushing back

www.bible.com/bible/59/jhn.1.5.esv When you walk into a dark room and flip on the light switch, light immediately floods the room. There’s no delay, there’s no struggle for the light to push against the dark … the darkness is obliterated, it immediately yields to the light. There a saying, all that evil needs is for good men […]

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God given

www.bible.com/stories/660 Have you ever looked back and wondered how you made it through something that seems impossible? From one side of the struggle, it seems impossible to make it through the loss of a parent or a child, but somehow you did. Or could you ever imagine that you’ll function on only a few hours […]

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A good Father

“As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.”‭‭Psalm‬ ‭103:13‬ ‭ESV‬‬https://www.bible.com/59/psa.103.13.esv Father, the word itself invokes different images and emotions for different people. Indeed the same person could have a different response depending upon where they are in life. As a child I knew my father […]

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Shelter

The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; he knows those who take refuge in him. Nahum 1:7 ESV Today’s verse comes from a small book in the Old Testament, one of the Minor Prophets and if I’m being completely honest I’d never heard of it until today. This speaks more about my need […]

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Suffering for the faith

Yet if anyone suffers as a Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify God in that name. 1st Peter 4:16 ESV Living in the country that we do it would be difficult to say that Christians in North America really “suffer” for their faith. When we see news of beheadings, persecution, and the jailing of […]

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Reprogram

www.bible.com/59/php.4.8.esv If you’re familiar with the Enneagram stuff then I’m a 6. In the most simple of terms it means I’m a worst case scenario kind of person. There’s more to it than that but suffice to say my mind often considers all that could go wrong. Not all 6’s are the same, in my […]

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Another reason

www.bible.com/59/2co.1.3-4.esv I spent quite a while speaking to my bride this morning about recent events. One thing that kept coming up is how I compare myself to others. The takeaway from this conversation was how when we do that we often forget the unique experiences we bring to a situation. The mistakes and challenges I’ve […]

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Truth with grace

www.bible.com/59/col.4.6.esv I don’t want to think about the number of times I’ve been more focused on being right than speaking with grace. I recently have been on a kick of watching and listening to certain types of broadcasts. Specifically I’ve been consuming a lot of Apologetic debates. There are several Apologists that I like and […]

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