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A Proclamation

I made a decision a friend¬†of mine didn’t approve of. That in itself was fine, but he took it one step further, quoting to me Proverbs 14:12 – “There is a way that seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death.” I tried to shrug it off, but couldn’t. I hold Proverbs in high esteem, and I’m searching for wisdom. The words literally made me stop thinking, going back and forth over the past few days. Was it not enough that I saw God in my choice? That there was good fruit? How would I know that, while it looks good, anything I do is not taking me towards death?

But it was as though, in the midst of all this turmoil, something in me clicked. Snapped. Continue reading

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Uncertainty in Creativity

The problem with us dreamers is that we get used to things remaining as dreams. We never expect anything to come from our ideas. We simply have them like a security blanket – an assurance of what we could possibly do, while protecting us from the possibility of failure. We may never know whether or not our dreams could have come true or done any good, but at least we know it won’t do any harm.

Poor, poor dreamers, are we.  Continue reading

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This battle of the mind and flesh will not be won with schedules, do’s and don’ts, or the wisdom of this world. It will be won by the work and changing power of the Gospel, the assurance of Truth, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.

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It’s in disobedience that we discover our greatest weaknesses.

It’s in willfully running from what is better that we learn how much harder the battle to come will be.

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