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Not just another blog post on modesty.

I love it when two seemingly unrelated issues I’ve been meditating on come together and wonderfully elucidate each other.

But before I get too far, I have a confession to make. 1,193 more words


The Ministry of Micah

Idolatry and greed are two sins that often go hand in hand. Human beings are prone to find their security in things that we can see and handle. 151 more words


2014 Lent 32

Mark 10:17-31

The deadline to file taxes is in five days.

I find it somewhat ironic that this reading appears now, so close to this deadline, a reminder to me that the simple life is best, that attachment to things, to stuff, is really quite fruitless.  543 more words



Because Absalom coveted and temporarily usurped the kingdom, David and the faithful subjects were forced to flee Jerusalem.

A Psalm of David, when he fled from Absalom his son: 1,861 more words


Abundance: Can we desire wealth in our lives and still be a Christian? (Continued)

“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.” 1 Timothy 6:10… 137 more words


Envy - that invisible sin

It snuck up on me awares. First one friend’s good news, then another’s and finally a third – all in the space of 2 days.  Before I knew it, my coveting was in full bloom!   506 more words


Sermon in a Sentence: St. Thomas Aquinas (March 27, 2014)

“The more one covets, the less one loves.” –From “Sermon in a Sentence: A Treasury of Quotations on the Spiritual Life; Vol. 5: St. Thomas Aquinas,” pg. 389 more words