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discipleship

Relating to Peter is Not Enough

Most people can relate to the Apostle Peter. His tenacious, spontaneity attracts the wild at heart. He was quick to speak and slow to listen just like so many of us. He often found himself in situations that could have been avoided if he simply kept his eyes on the glory of Christ. All of […]

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Adoption Church discipleship

We Have Children All Over The World

“I feel like we have babies all over the world. We just need to figure out where they are.” That’s exactly what my beautiful wife said today during lunch. Two things come to mind: First – We’ll need a bigger house! Second – Thank you, God, for such a selfless woman to do life with. […]

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Adoption discipleship

Three Adoption Misconceptions

I’m not an adoption expert by any means. I’m just a man who loves Jesus. I’m married to a woman who loves Jesus. Both of us have been deeply affected by God and His Fatherly heart for the orphan. For us, that specifically meant pursuing a domestic adoption, a process that is just now coming […]

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Church doctrine

Treasure In Earthen Vessels

Christians are flawed. They do not have all the answers. They are susceptible to pain, suffering, anxiety and fear. They lose their way sometimes and bad things can happen to them. The follower of Christ gets scars and bruises like other people do and will die just like everyone else. A Christian is not someone […]

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Church discipleship

Faith Makes You Truly Blessed

“Blessed is the man against whom the Lord will not count his sin.” Think about what makes you blessed. Are you happy if you have your basic necessities met or does it take much more than that? For some, happiness is wrapped up in possessions and success. For others, only the right relationships will do […]

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Current Events

Why Does Human Injustice Hurt So Deeply?

Why does human injustice hurt so deeply? Because humans are image bearers of the God who made them. When one suffers we all suffer with them. As image bearers we are called to image forth his glory. When immorality and self are served instead of His glory, we sin. That’s what we see manifested everywhere […]

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Current Events

Love People More Than Your Country

The idea of pledging allegiance to something should certainly not be taken lightly. It means to be loyal to or to submit to some thing or cause. I’ve been “pledging allegiance” to the United States flag since I was in kindergarten. It’s not like I knew what true allegiance was at the time. I simply […]