Author Archives: jlillvik

Jesus to vs. Jesus for

Originally posted on unembellishedthought:
My fiancee Jakob and I have been engaged for a whole month as of tomorrow. Wow, that seems crazy. We have been going through pre-marital counseling with our Associate Pastor and his wife, although we often…

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Our Story

Where do I even begin with this? I could begin with the moment I saw this astounding girl on eHarmony and really hoped she’d message me back. Or maybe the hours we spent on our first date, sitting in the … Continue reading

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A Prayer.

Oh LordYou searched me and you know meWhen I lie down and when I riseYou know my heartYou know my jealousy and my prideMy ingratitude and impatienceMy lust and my greedYou hear my curses castOn those You’ve called ‘Beloved’You’ve seen … Continue reading

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Reflections on Auld Lang Syne – 2014

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.2 Corinthians 5:17   The year has been a whirlwind. I’ve made the most drastic changes in my life to … Continue reading

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What’s Up With Jakob? — Part Three

Part 1 Part 2 “Bar training” happened a couple days after I was hired — and it was a disaster. I immediately found out that the bar manager (whom they had hired for their new liquor expansion) had no idea … Continue reading

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What’s Up With Jakob? — Part Two

Read Part 1 The morning comes when I’m supposed to move into the trailer. I wake up with dread. I really didn’t want to move into a trailer. It didn’t feel right, and I kind of panicked. I called the … Continue reading

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What’s Up With Jakob? — Part One

Let’s call this my belated Christmas letter. There have once again been a plethora of changes in my life. I haven’t intentionally left my friends and family in my dark, but somewhere along the way I decided I like to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on letting go

One of my favorite movies is “Fight Club.” The story is great – it’s edgy, it’s different, it’s a little bit dark. I know a lot of Christians who just don’t get my obsession with it, or how I can … Continue reading

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June

If you can’t let love go Douse it with gasoline Watch it burn and fade away Then, you can be free Light a match, and drink it in ’til no longer what it used to be A faded, jaded memory … Continue reading

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Failure

I’ve had my share of failure. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve said the wrong thing, done the wrong thing, acted the wrong way, responded inappropriately, lashed out, fallen short, been humiliated, or otherwise not lived up to … Continue reading

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