Yet I Persist

"But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in the body the death of Jesus,... Continue Reading →

Fishers of Men

"While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And he said to them, 'Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.' Immediately they left their nets and followed him" (Matthew 4:18-20... Continue Reading →

Mindful Monday: Armor Pt. 6

"...and take the helmet of salvation (Ephesians 6:17 ESV). Today we conclude the series on the full armor of God by addressing the Helmet of Salvation. I'm not entirely sure why Paul ordered his armor list the way he did. If it had been me I would probably have listed the Helmet of Salvation first,... Continue Reading →

Word for the Weekend: Hunger

I think that we all can agree on the simple definition of hunger: the feeling of weakness or discomfort caused by a lack of food/nutrition. But do we really know what it means? In the relative affluence of western society our working definition of hunger is dramatically different from that in third-world countries. We toss... Continue Reading →


Have you ever done something for someone else from a pure, unadulterated motive, but afterward the thoughts come into your head about the potential benefits that could come your way for having done it? This happened to me recently. At first, I let my mind wander to ponder these potential fringe benefits, but that only... Continue Reading →

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