Faith

Birthday

Today is my birthday. I have not been looking forward to today. I've wanted to be excited. My last few birthdays have not produced great memories, though. In fact, as I look back, the birthdays that I have been the most excited about recently have yielded huge disappointments. I’ve had a lot of different thoughts about… Continue reading Birthday

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Funk

I'm in a little bit of a funk today. There's no one thing that caused my funk. I just feel off. And I'm anxious about some big things I've been praying over for a long time with no clear answer. I feel like I'm always three steps behind where I need to be. I feel… Continue reading Funk

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Look Where You Are Going

"Don't look back. You aren't going that way." I don't know where these words originated, but they came to me while I was looking for inspirational wall decals for the room I changed to my office. I didn't go with this expression for the room, but it was written on my mirror for almost a… Continue reading Look Where You Are Going

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Short-cuts

The right choice is simple. I never said it was easy, but it is simple. I just want to take the easy way out. I remember snapshots of conversations that I had with my ex. I remember telling him that the right choice was obvious. Don't betray and abandon your wife. Simple. He wanted easy,… Continue reading Short-cuts

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Balance

As I prepare for a new school year, my mind drifts back to a particular class from my middle school years. In hindsight, while the teacher was not stellar, my class really didn't give him a chance. We were unified in our ruthlessness (and we were NOT easily unified). In fact, many of my policies… Continue reading Balance

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Completely Risk-Free

Have you ever gotten suckered into one of those "try for free" scams? You know, the ones that pop up (based on whatever you have searched recently), advertising this new and perfect product that is going to fix all your trouble. And because you are so special, they are going to give it to you… Continue reading Completely Risk-Free

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Fret Not

I read a sad article this week about a pastor and writer who is not only getting a divorce after more than two decades of marriage, but also is walking away from his faith completely, telling the world he is no longer a Christian. I don't know all the details of the situation, but my… Continue reading Fret Not