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Purpose

Whenever I start these articles I never really know where I’m going with them. Basically, I just plug in my headphones, listen to the saddest songs I can, and then start typing. Most of the time, I laugh at what I write and immediately delete it. I haven’t written in …

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Spiritually Exhausted

I am tired. Yes, physically… but more so spiritually. I constantly call out to God asking him to renew me and bring me back to him. But nothing ever happens. This disturbed me, but I continued to trust that God would make everything better again. Lately I haven’t really had …

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Encounter Thursday: Mature and Complete

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds,because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be matureand complete, not lacking anything. [James 1:2-4]   Isn’t it funny how you can read a passage …

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Encounter Tuesday: Recovering Faith

As we begin our third week of Encounter, I’ve been thinking about these questions: “What is the role of faith in our busy schedule?  What does it look like to follow Jesus in February during a school year?  What is God inviting us to during a week like this?” As I …

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The Step We Have to Take

I want to forget. I want to forget. I want to forget. But I can’t. There’s those little things you find. The little things that make you remember, the little things that make you have mini flashbacks. And boy, do they hurt so much. But we have to move on. …

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Assurance

Assurance is taking a deep breath. Opening your ears and hearing the quiet babble of a brook. Opening your eyes and letting them follow the trees all the way up to the stars. You can always count on the stars. Even when the moonlight fades, the stars stay behind and …

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Floating through Faith

If you’ve ever taken swimming lessons, then you’ll know that being able to float is one of the first things that the instructor shows you. I vividly remember floating in the shallow instruction pool, with my teacher telling me “If you panic, just float. Then you’ll be fine.” Floating was thought of …

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What do we have?

Here we are. What do we have? Gotta honestly say the last week was a little tough for me. I got really sick on the weekend, and it took me what seemed like forever to get my strength back. Now, a week later I finally feel like myself again.  Almost.  …

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Locked Rooms

If there is another knock on the door, will you open it? If you open it and there is a poor man begging to you on your doorstep, would you be generous to him, or simply close the door? What if God appeared. Would you let Him in, or shrug …

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