Author Archives: jlillvik

Weeds

It’s been a while since I’ve written. I don’t mean just on this blog. I mean, written period. For some reason, although writing is something I supposedly like to do, I don’t make time or space in my life for … Continue reading

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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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