The Intimacy of Truth

I’m not usually a supporter of the repeated line in contemporary worship. It is an often over-used element in the cycle of a song, and tends to frustrate several people – in particular those who are fans of the traditional hymn, young or old in years. But there is a time when a repeat has […]

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Types of Growth – the Apples

My pastor and I had a heart to heart last night after rehearsal. I talked to him about my recent questions about residue, and he reminded me of something very, very important. We’re used to setting a goal, running the race, and crossing the finish line. We’re used to projects that have deadlines, due dates […]

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Immersing Myself

I’m a tad obsessive. My sleep patterns are all out of whack due to sickness, vacation, and this stupid time change. So I’m still awake, and working on the Good Friday video I posted on Wednesday. I had already put hours of work into it (due to a slow computer and the evil mignon that […]

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Types of Growth: Being Challenged

Continuing on my theme of growth, I seem to be viewing several experiences I’ve had lately with this lens. A lens that filters through the junk of the experience (all the negative stuff) and allows me to see with clear site what it is I am to take away from said experience. I kinda like […]

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Types of Growth – The Lie

For temptation to exist, there must be an inner craving for what tempts you. Not everyone is tempted to hit the snooze button every morning, but you put a snooze button in front of me and I’ll hit it until the cows come home. One day I simply told myself I wasn’t going to hit […]

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Types of Growth

I’m back to pondering spiritual growth, more specifically how we know it’s growth and not just becoming more intelligent about spiritual things. And I’ve discovered an interesting, yet very simple thing about this issue: my heart. Oh, my heart. I’ve had a contentious relationship with the thing since 1994. (And probably before then, but I […]

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Growth

Growing up is a funny thing. I remember my mom lecturing me as a teenager when I would complain “life is hard”. “Compared to what?” she’d ask. Then there was “your brother will grow out of this need to torture you” or my personal favorite, “you’ll understand when you’re older”. (My brothers and I are […]

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