Category: truth

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Taste and See

“Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in him!” Psalm 34:8 (ESV) Think about what you do when you eat something incredible. It’s the best thing you’ve ever tried. Do you just walk away and think, “Well, that’s was good”? Of course not! Everything else you put… Read More»

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What Shall We Say?

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? For the Christian, the truth of Romans 8:31 is astonishing. Interestingly enough, Paul poses these truths as questions, but they are rhetorical questions, to which we are to know the answers. The first question is “What then shall… Read More»

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In Need of Refuge

Life can be challenging. Because of the curse of sin, we live in a fallen world, amidst broken relationships, in bodies that are closer to death every day. We can’t escape the sin in our own hearts, as well as being surrounded by the sin of others.  All of this can bring fear, pain, and… Read More»

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Tune My Heart

There are so many beautiful correlations to the Christian life. So much imagery that helps us see our need for God. Like the line in Come Thou Fount: “Tune my heart to sing Thy grace” I’m a musician, so I understand the challenge of an un-tuned instrument. It sounds awful, even in its attempt to… Read More»

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Rethinking “Good”

Whenever asked, “How are you?” we have typical answers. “Good.” My answers too are pretty limited. But what qualifies “good” in my mind? What makes for a good day or a good week? I think, unfortunately, it mostly has to do with how I’m feeling, life going my way, my plans getting accomplished, or things… Read More»

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How to Not be Stupid, Part 2

I love many things: dark chocolate, sunny days, chai tea, the beach, reading a good book and playing games with my family, to name a few. Discipline is not something I would think to include in such a list, yet the Bible holds up discipline as something the wise person should love. To not be… Read More»

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How to Not be Stupid, Part 1

Growing up, the word “stupid” was almost considered a swear word in our house. If my brother or sister called me stupid, I was beyond offended. My parents desired to raise their children to honor the Lord and show love and kindness to others.  In their mission to teach us to love each other and… Read More»

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Wise Boundaries, Part 2

We all have areas of sin in which we struggle the most. In our previous blog, we talked about how we can build up wise boundaries in our sin struggles to help us in the fight to please God. Today, we will dig more into that subject, as we examine the principles of setting up… Read More»

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Applying Psalm 23

Psalm 23 is one of those familiar Psalms that is frequently quoted in times of death or great sorrow. It’s so familiar to many of us that it’s easy to skip over the truth or miss what God is saying to us. There is so much application of Psalm 23 to everyday life, so let’s… Read More»

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Wise Boundaries, Part 1

We all have areas of our lives in which we are tempted the most. One person may be often tempted by food – overindulging, obsessing over calories, etc. Another may be often tempted to gossip – speak to others about a situation or person when the listener is neither a part of the problem nor… Read More»