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Paradigms and Principles

Back in January. I decided that I wanted to focus this year on building better habits. Maybe you experienced this too, the whole world shut-down, pandemic situation has allowed me to develop some less than useful habits. Not habits that were necessarily bad or sinful, but habits that were not overly productive, especially if you're… Continue reading Paradigms and Principles

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Undulations

My last college class before turning to teaching high school is Fantasy Literature. We are reading a short variety of fantasy books as we discuss what elements make fantasy different than other types of fiction. One of the books we are reading, a personal favorite of mine, is C. S. Lewis's The Screwtape Letters. If… Continue reading Undulations

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Dusting Off My Stilettos

How is it July already? At the beginning of the year, I had great aspirations for personal and professional growth. And I was going to write about all of it and share how God continued to work in my life. Now here we are at the beginning of July, and I’ve written very little. God… Continue reading Dusting Off My Stilettos

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Changing People

The other day I saw a post on Facebook that I just couldn't ignore. Normally, I don't engage in arguments, especially political ones online, but the comment was just so absurd and so out there that I couldn't help myself. Admittedly, I was perhaps a little more snarky and condescending than I should have been.… Continue reading Changing People

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Refocusing

When the journey feels tedious and I'm tempted to disengage, I will look at my memorial stones and remember that every part of the journey provides an opportunity to purposefully grow closer to God.

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Goodness, Restoration, and Generosity

God is Good. God restores. God is Generous.

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God is Just

We cry out for justice. We seek justice when people do us personal harm. We seek social justice when we see wrongs without our society. We ask God to work in a just a way to bring the proper ramifications for wrong actions. I have prayed, even begged, for God to deliver justice on my… Continue reading God is Just

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Lord of Peace

Today, I am grateful that God is the Lord of Peace. Even when the physical world around us is raging with discord, war, and chaos, God continues to be the source of unity, order, and harmony.

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Sovereignty

I am greatly comforted by God's Sovereignty. No matter what I face, nothing is outside of the authority and control of God. I am thankful that He is over all things, forever.

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“I AM WHO I AM”

Continuing to express praise and thankfulness for who God is, today I am thankful that God is self-existent. He is eternal and self-sufficient. He IS.