Posts from September 2021

Posts from September 2021

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What do I do with this?

We have all received gifts before that made us ask the question, “what do I do with this?” Whether it was an odd trinket, a hand-me down family item, or something you just didn’t need or want – these items can be difficult to figure out. For me, it was right before I moved off to college in the Summer of 2011. I was visiting some family I didn’t see too often and was gifted an item I was unsure…
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Is Love Impractical?

  Love is an essential character of a Christian, and unconditional love is evidence of a mature Christian. However, unconditional love is not easy, and, therefore, it is rare. It is especially rare  in societies where reciprocity (i.e. getting even) is accepted as the norm. As a result, some people question whether or not Jesus’ commandment of unconditional love is practical. Furthermore, there are even some theologians who contend that Jesus didn’t intend for His disciples have to exhibit unconditional…

No More Excuses

    When Moses’ name is mentioned, most of us likely think of a heroic, faithful leader. But that is not the Moses to which we are initially introduced. In Exodus 3:10, we learn that God met Moses at the burning bush and informed him that He would use him to free the children of Israel. You would think a man who is identified as a hero of faith (Hebrews 11:23-28), a friend of God (Exodus 33:11), and granted the…

Why? Why? Why?

  Oh no! It’s the kid who cannot stop asking the question— “WHY?”. It does not matter how many answers I offer, how many resolutions are given, or how many topics are about to be brought up… I know I will spend my next 10 minutes answering the umpteen whys this little kiddo asks. Have you been there before? Being a former why-kid myself, I understand children like this more than most. Some say curiosity killed the cat, but I…

Don’t Get Comfortable

  A comfort zone “is a psychological state in which things feel familiar to a person,” resulting in “experiencing low levels of anxiety and stress” because “they are at ease and in control of their environment.”1 And while that sounds like the optimal place to be, comfort zones can actually become danger zones because they can foster a conditional approach to discipleship. Conditional discipleship is the practice of placing conditions on your spiritual commitments. So, when I say that our…