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Taking Back My Time

“I believe that the greatest trick of the devil is not to get us into some sort of evil but rather have us wasting time. This is why the devil tries so hard to get Christians to be religious. 275 more words


Part 2: Passionate and Powerful Worship

This is the second part of a series of blogs related to our mission trip to the Dominican Republic.  As I write these, I’m trying to process the amazing things I experienced as a part of this adventure for God. 1,053 more words

Pastoral Ministry

Christianity vs. Christ-follower //

I’ve been realizing lately that Christianity has such an off putting name in our culture because Christians focus far too much on being “Christian” than we do on being followers of Christ. 116 more words


I’m ashamed of Jesus, because I want you to like me. I’ve spent the year trying to ditch God, but I can’t. It’s like he’s following me around.

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The Addiction We Don’t Even Know We’re Dying From

I don’t do drugs, but if I think that if I did, I would be pretty judged by society for it. People look down on the “junkies” and “meth-heads”, thinking them to be low-lifes and somehow lesser human beings. 902 more words


Blue Like Jazz Quote - Donald Miller

“Writers don’t make any money at all. We make about a dollar. It is terrible. But then again we don’t work either. We sit around in our underwear until noon then go downstairs and make coffee, fry some eggs, read the paper, read part of a book, smell the book, wonder if perhaps we ourselves should work on our book, smell the book again, throw the book across the room because we are quite jealous that any other person wrote a book, feel terribly guilty about throwing the schmuck’s book across the room because we secretly wonder if God in heaven noticed our evil jealousy, or worse, our laziness. 214 more words


Being Christian 2

Part two of three

Further exploration on the term, “Christian.”

I won’t claim to be the first to say this (I see a lot of people have taken credit for it) but perhaps one reason people are confused about the term “Christian” is because we have made it an adjective. 379 more words

Being Human