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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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For My Friend

    When I heard that you were using I got really sad and wished I could help you I figured you had chosen your path But you didn’t want to be free The first time you got clean I’d … Continue reading

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Fire, fall.

    You ask to be refined by Fire Yet surprised at the singe of loss Or pain of cross A Fire that won’t burn what a remarkable thing you’ve thought That you might ask to love like Me Without … Continue reading

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Fallen from Grace

Galatians 5:4 “You are severed from Christ, you who would be justified by the law; you have fallen away from grace.” A pastor that I follow on Twitter, Scotty Smith, recently pointed out this fascinating mention of people who “fall … Continue reading

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Approved

We’ve learned since we were little that we shouldn’t get our approval, or our sense of self-worth from what other people think of us. We aren’t defined by the clothes we wear, how “cool” we are, how much money we have, … Continue reading

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The Gospel (part three)

Think about those steps that we’ve walked through. We were enemies of God. We were sinners with no hope. By no action of our own, God came down to us, became man, died, took our sin that we could be … Continue reading

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The Gospel (part two)

Scripture tells us that on the cross, God poured out his wrath that was meant for US on JESUS. Jesus was NOT like us. He was perfect. He did NOT DESERVE the wrath of God. WE DID. I don’t know … Continue reading

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The Gospel (part one)

Words like gospel don’t mean too much to Christians anymore, which is especially sad when we’re flippantly throwing around phrases like “Gospel intentionality” or “Gospel communities.” And I guess I don’t want to accuse those using these phrases, but I … Continue reading

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Whores

She walks beneath the flickering streetlight in the part of town you’ve only heard about on the news. The click-clack of her heels bring attention to the blisters that have calloused her soles, and she waits for the John who … Continue reading

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