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Perfection

“Be perfect; therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” –Matthew 5:48

The right response to this verse is to go be perfect, right? Right, so where do we go from there? How do I be perfect?

We cannot not strive to be perfect. In Matthew 5 Jesus teaches his disciples how things are going to be done around here from now on. He sets the bar real high; not committing adultery is not far enough, simply looking lustfully at a woman is too far and “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” He...

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A Tanner, By the Sea

When God revealed in Acts 10 that the salvation project was open to all, it happened at the home of Simon, a tanner, by...

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Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

It’s always kind of jolting that moment when you realize you haven’t thought about God in a while. You can’t remember the last time...

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Do You Know God?

In his magnum opus, Knowing God, J.I. Packer argues: it does not necessarily follow that if you know about God, then you know God...

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Returning to Joy

Recently I have been struggling with finding joy. Not joy that is eternal. But the joy that keeps you moving through the busyness and...

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In Faith and Doubt

When I first started to articulate my calling, I was told repeatedly that seminary would be a difficult time. I was told it would...

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Stop Complaining

I have always wondered why complaining is not taken as seriously as say, pride, or lust. Why is complaining not being confessed alongside drunkenness...

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Don’t Accept Jesus

I am currently traveling away from family on military duty and I have the opportunity to stay in my own apartment in a major...

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Jesus Had a Secret

It’s buried right there in plain sight. Right in the middle of the Christian pledge of allegiance – the Lord’s Prayer.

And, when he said...

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Don’t Hide the Mess

When I was a little girl, I was…well….let’s just say that I was not the most organized child on the planet. I did not...

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