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Make Me a Jellyfish

“Say what?” “Make me a jellyfish. Is there something wrong.” “Wrong?! Jellyfish+faith=gibberish!” “Wrong.”   The world knows Phil Vischer as the extremely creative,God-loving guy who created Big Idea Productions, and more importantly, Veggietales. Through that, he led many kids to  ask questions about faith and make faith all the more appealing, …

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Fruit Salad

An amusing thought, have you ever considered our faith to be like a fruit salad? Most likely not. It’s not an easy task try to find out how the two are related, it mostly just comes to you as you picture the two. Faith. Fruit salad. First, let’s take how …

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Wake Up

When we worship God, are we just going through the motions, or are we really singing along? I know when I look left and right in chapels, church, or youth, many people aren’t singing or getting involved some how. They simply look dead, arms crossed, mouths closed, and trying not …

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Suing Jesus

We live in an age of entitlement. The plans of our lives need to happen, and they need to happen immediately. If we want something, there is very little to stop us from purchasing it. Getting in shape, making more money, achieving our goals – all of these are accomplishments …

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In Defense of Jesus Loves Me

We scoff at the cliche, the sunday school answers. We refuse to acknowlege the repeated. But I think perhaps it has gone to far. Perhaps the pendelum has swung into the complete other direction. Because when trying to figure out who you are, there is no greater truth than that …

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Through The Eyes of God

We all have different views on ourselves. Some people like certain things, some don’t. What we focus on a lot, maybe too much, is how we see ourselves. Instead we should be focusing on how God sees us. Currently, I am scientificly known as an Inspirerer. That is someone who …

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The Mask

Ever take a personality test, always wondering who you are and in hopes that some one might actually be right?  Feeling lost within a human shell, asking others what they thought of you and who you are. Nobody can ever tell you who you are and where your life will …

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Suffering

We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of …

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If Heaven Didn’t Exist

A while back (in October), i was at a youth retreat with the Heartland youth and young adult ministry. During the Saturday we were all split up into three different “workshops.” I was in the girls workshop. There we made paper hearts to put whatever we wanted in them. After we …

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