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The Real Thing

The Real Thing

So here I sit, wrestling through this reality, all the while examining areas of my life where my worship is misplaced. How have I been duped? ...

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Wartime Realities

WartimeRealities

I may feel exhausted or discouraged or wounded by events in my life, but do I recognize the underlying battle? ...

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O' Doyles Rule!

Believe &Perceive

...the Revelation of John for things to come points to a people so engrossed in their self-sufficiency that the thunder of heaven cannot turn their unrepentant hearts - how much like that are we? How much like that am I? ...

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Every Syllable

every syllable

“How long this world will suffer, how long I will suffer… Do you hear my cries? Do you know the brokenness?”...

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The Church Triumphant

The church triumphant

My trials and suffering feel like the squashing of color and blurring of lines to the point that my portrait isn’t the perfect and skilled mimesis of what the world expects. Yet, there is so much more depth, so much more character. ...

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Grief & Hope

Grief & Hope

Even in this chapter, of this overwhelming book, we see how all of scripture is brought together to accomplish the same plan that has been laid out in the Bible all along. ...

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Paradoxes and Weaknesses

Paradoxesweaknesses

I don’t have to deny or hide my weakness because the beauty of them is they point to a God who promises to make me new....

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Behold

Behold

Despite the fact that Jesus literally states in the verse that he will be with us “always, to the end of the age,” I often feel alone when confronted with the idea of trying to share the Gospel. ...

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The Overcomers

TheOvercomers

As broken as this earthly existence can be, there are eternal promises that break through and transcend the brokenness....

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White Stone

Whitestone

Much like the city of Pergamum, I followed the only way I had known, and in doing so I had no compass for my life......

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Understanding Revelation

UnderstandingRevelation

The book of Revelation, I have found, as I’m sure have many of you, is one of the books of the Bible where I really have a difficult time getting the message from my head to my heart....

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Far as the Curse is Found

Far as the curseis found

I feel glimmers of joy as I walk the aisles of Target perusing Christmas decorations or when I’m driving in my car listening to 24-7 Christmas radio, but I also feel sad....

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Hasten

Hasten

We look forward and say there is a better day coming because of Jesus. And not only do we look forward, but we hasten it by living today as a renewed people in the midst of that broken world. ...

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Crushing the Serpent’s Head

What was once unending, immediate, and bountifully provided, within a few bites of fruit was now cursed with enmity, great pain, and toil. Marriage was once to be harmonious and is now divisive, pain is brought forth at the births of our children, God is farther away from us and we dig through thistles for fruit. ...

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