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A Picture of the Gospel

Posted: 11/26/2012 - If there were a survey conducted among Americans that asked the question, “What is the purpose of your marriage?” 90% of people are going to answer by saying “marriage is about loving each other and making each other happy.”

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Backyards & Closets

Posted: 06/19/2012 - My wife and I love hosting parties and cookouts at our house. This means that several times a month we have anywhere from 10-20 people in our home. We have people in our backyard playing games, people in our kitchen having snacks, and people in our living room hanging out and talking.

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Social Media and Ministry

Posted: 05/09/2012 - Social media has added a new dimension to ministry. I addressed this in a previous post where I explained why I decided to start this blog in the first place. If you missed it, that article was basically a 600ish word rant about how, for the most part, I view social media as a joke and want to be a better steward of the platforms God has given me.

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A Foundation of Love

Posted: 02/13/2012 - Discipleship has become a buzzword in many Christian circles lately. This isn’t a bad thing; in fact it’s a great thing. Jesus commands all of His followers to make disciples in what’s known as the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20.

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Do you rejoice in His Word?

Updated: 01/09/2012 - When I saw this video I was immediately convicted. It's a video of an Indonesian tribe receiving a New Testament Bible in their language for the first time. It contains some VERY powerful imagery.

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Going with the flow of traffic

Updated: 11/22/2011 - There's a saying that I'm sure we all heard from our parents in Jr. High, "you are whom you hang around". I know for me, this was definitely the case. What is acceptable to the company you keep will inevitably become acceptable to you.

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Remembering Our Victories

Posted: 09/27/2011 - Today is a big day for me. Today marks four years that I am drug free. I usually refrain from posting about myself, but I thank you for bearing with me.

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What kind of friend are you?

Updated: 09/23/2011 - We all have those friends, and I use the term loosely. When you see their name on the caller ID you immediately roll your eyes and think, "What now?" They are emotionally draining. They seem to take the life out of everyone they are around.

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Stepping Out In Faith

Posted: 08/30/2011 - My wife and I don’t have children yet. However, once a week we have the privilege of meeting with four other couples, two of which have 16-month-old little girls. So each Tuesday night we get to enjoy the fun of having these little girls around us, without any of the stress.

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Just Do Something

Posted: 08/13/2011 - We’ve all been in that awkward situation. The situation where we are faced with a friend who has just had received tragic news in one form or another. We listen to their tragic story, and then the dilemma arises…. What do we say? How do we react? What can we possibly do to make things better for them?

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Discipleship’s Winning Numbers

Updated: 07/22/2011 - It’s amazing how having some level of involvement can have such a profound impact on how we view different situations.

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Walking with a limp

Posted: 06/25/2011 - I spent the better part of 8 or so years on a path that lead me straight to drug addiction. I could spend this whole post blaming this or that for why I became an addict but the truth is this, I chose the path I was on. At one point or another I made the decisions that put me where I was.

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Living in the Margin

Updated: 06/21/2011 - First of all let me say that I tell this story not to pat myself on the back, but instead out of conviction for all of the moments like this that I let pass me by.

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There is a certain point where I tackle you

Posted: 06/09/2011 - I heard a quote recently that convicted me in regards to the way I look at evangelism. This quote wasn’t from a well-known pastor. On the contrary, it was from a VERY devout and vocal atheist.

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TC and Me

Posted: 06/09/2011 - Thanks to Teen Challenge introducing me to the Lord I can say that I have been sober, and serving Him, for 3 years last September.

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Why I’m one of those “bloggers” now

Posted: 06/09/2011 - I’ve toyed around with the idea of starting a blog for some time. Every time I’ve gotten the nerve up, I seem to talk myself out of it. Here goes nothin’…

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