I Am Overcome(r)

I love the word overcome because it can mean so many things: You can overcome your circumstances or be overcome with gratitude, love, joy. Or both. Usually both. John 1:5 says, “The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it” and this says so much about…
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Easy & Fun

I wish that the fruit of the spirit was something like a personality test. Then I could figure out where I score highest and brag to everyone about how special I am. Plus, when I figured out what my weak points were, I could make excuses – this is just…
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Love and my Calloused Hands

Love and other Dangerous Goods Love isn’t easy. Especially when you don’t feel like loving. I’ve heard it said that Love is not an emotion, it’s a choice, though. Sadly, it’s a choice that I have to actually make, sometimes in spite of emotions. Sometimes in spite of strong emotions:…
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What Love Truly Is

The Bible tells us to do everything in love. (1 Corinthians 16:13) But what does that even mean? Our culture has so many connotations and feelings attached around those words. We see love demonstrated in the gospel of Jesus Christ. We know what love truly is because Jesus showed it…
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The Pictures Are Pretty

Last weekend, I went camping solo on the south shore of Lake Nipissing in Ontario. I wanted the time alone to hear my thoughts, explore the province, and take pictures. I quickly learned that 90% percent of my thoughts are actually not thoughts at all, but random songs. But the…
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