When Fear Threatens (Like, Everyday)

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I hate fear. I literally hate the feeling that I get in the pit of my stomach right before I walk towards the pulpit to preach, or that moment before I have to make a decision that I’m unsure about, or the frantic second prior to doing something I hadn’t planned for. I am far too familiar with the words…

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I Should Probably Let Her Know

I Should Probably Let Her Know

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This may come as a surprise for most of you, but sometimes I can be really cynical—downright darkly sarcastic at times. (What? You knew that already?!) This sarcastic urge significantly increases whenever Christmas paraphernalia starts showing up in stores. I see the words “love” and “peace” scrolling across electronic signs or plastered all over store windows, usually next to the…

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Spiritual Resiliency and the Age of the Universe

Spiritual Resiliency and the Age of the Universe

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I often counsel and offer spiritual resiliency to those struggling with difficulty in their lives. Lately, I’ve found myself using a good deal of “street level” apologetics. That is, I find myself having to hold the door open to possibilities that some have found impossible due to upbringing and culture. My goal isn’t to “convince” anybody, rather, I simply want…

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Songs of Freedom and Life

Songs of Freedom and Life

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Happy 2017 everyone! I finally have a new (as in, not recycled from the past) list of songs for you all! Beginnings are wonderful things to me. I’m not much on the middles of life (middles of projects, years, papers, races, and etc.) and endings are OK, but I do love my beginnings. When God set up the space-time continuum…

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Songs for Christmas 2016

Songs for Christmas 2016

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We are excited to share two Christmas playlists this year. The first is a collection of traditional carols and the second consists of more non-traditional songs that may be new to you (hint, don’t judge the second playlist by its first song!). If you want even more songs check these, these, and these from previous years. Merry Christmas!    

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Songs of the Christian Experience (2)

Songs of the Christian Experience (2)

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This is not, in fact, Paul doing the posting. This is Liz. I just forgot to sign in under my name. Actually, with some tongue-in-cheek sarcasm, Paul asked me to post this playlist, “because women are really more emotional and experiential than men.” (Which is hilarious coming from the man who writes poetry for his wife, becomes overwhelmed when singing…

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Songs for Commitment (1)

Songs for Commitment (1)

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Here are Songs for Commitment remade in Spotify. Happy Tuesday friends!  How is everyone’s week going? Hopefully these songs will encourage your heart while you seek to faithful serve our Christ. I Peter 4:10-11 “Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms.  If anyone speaks, he should do it…

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Monotony: The Silent Destroyers of Marriages II

Monotony: The Silent Destroyers of Marriages II

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When we left you yesterday, both of us were sitting on the couch on a Thursday evening in a state of shared fatigue. The question we asked about this situation was: Do you notice these types of moments as vital to your marriage? How should you think about them? What is their significance? First, these types of moments happen nearly every…

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Songs About the Trinity (1)

Songs About the Trinity (1)

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Songs for the Trinity, reposted in spotify. And you said it couldn’t be done! Or, at least I thought it would never get done. But here it is, proof that Christianity worships the one God eternally existing in three Persons of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. C. S. Lewis said it is difficult to understand the Trinity because “Christianity claims…

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Songs of Grace (1)

Songs of Grace (1)

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Here are our our two playlists on God’s grace combined into one. I have not combined the two posts that went along with the playlists (that’d be a strange read) but I have included each of them in the hopes that they would be an encouragement to you today. So please, enjoy grace . . . again (and again!). SONGS…

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