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Friendship with God

From God to Us Some would argue that not everyone seeks friendship from God. What about atheists? What about people who just want God to leave them alone to live their lives the way they see fit? First, I don’t … Continue reading

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Refiner’s Fire

I’ve had a piece of metal in my hand for 10 years. I don’t remember how it happened, but I was working with something made of sheet metal and cut my hand open. At the time, I didn’t know I’d … Continue reading

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Trial By Fire: Dancing With Nephilim

“Never will I leave you. Never will I forsake you.” –Jesus of Nazareth A friend and mentor blew my mind recently simply by pointing out a subtlety in scripture I had never noticed before ― a detail so minuscule that … Continue reading

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Postcards From the Mohave

“My heart is stirred by a noble theme. My tongue is the pen of a skillful writer.” –Psalms 45:1 The first time I read this verse, my jaw dropped. I had just finished going through an entire week without speaking

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Pain

Is it possible to get used to suffering? What happens when I meditate on truths like Romans 8:28: “For we know that in all things God works to the good of those who love him, who have been called according … Continue reading

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Absentee Landlord?

“God [set the earth’s inhabitants in place] so that men would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from each one of us.”  –Acts 17:27 One of the most formidable obstacles to robust … Continue reading

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Alms

“Who gives himself with his alms feeds three—himself, his hungering neighbor, and me.”                                         –James Russell Lowell (1819-1891). I was walking … Continue reading

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