Joy vs. Happiness

Sometimes I feel like God gives me glimpses of His sense of humor.  Usually it’s a bit sarcastic and dry, and sometimes it’s just straight up funny.  In the past few weeks of clinging to God for dear life, there have been some shafts of humor among the clouds.  For instance, the other day (the…

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Grace > Pornography

I’m still reading this book, I’m through the third chapter now. (Yes, it kind of went by the wayside with everything else I’ve been dealing with.  It’s ok).  And once again I am inspired.The title of the chapter is “Rejoice in the Lord’s Mercy: Guilt frenzies the soul.  Grace calms it.”  Max talks about the one…

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Immigration and the Bible

I’m not usually one to get all political.  I’m conservative, yes, but I see flaws and failings in that mindset as well as those who are more liberal.  I don’t think anyone has all the right answers – except for God of course.  I’ve been deeply interested in the whole refugee/migrant issue and I’ve seen…

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Fear ≠ Truth

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about fear.  A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about postponing my wedding, as my fiance and I had made the decision to do so based on all the stress that was between us and surrounding our wedding.  Then I went pretty much silent for a while.  No new…

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Waiting

Waiting. Is. Not. Fun. Yet even in our instant culture sometimes we just have to wait.  We have to wait for our cardboard pizzas to bake.  We have to wait at the doctor’s office.  We have to wait for a five year old to painstakingly tie his shoes.  Waiting is just part of life. Recently…

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