The Root of Rebellion

The Root of Rebellion

Do you ever get that twitch when someone tells you to do something? You can feel your spine go a little stiff and your will braces for a fight. Why do we do that? Have you ever been reading your Bible and had the same response? This, my friends, is called rebellion, and it comes naturally […]

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Push Back

Ever feel like you’re being pushed around? Pushed by life, by people, by feelings, by everything? Ever feel little, in a big, pushy world? Sometimes I do. A few weeks ago part of my family and I went down to the great state of Virginia to visit my brother and sister-in-law. They’ve been working on their […]

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In the struggle

I’m “in the struggle”, again, and the struggle is real. In fact, I’m not sure I’ve been “out” of the struggle in the conscious past. For a while this concerned me, but no more. Why am I so content to be “in the struggle”? Simply, it means one of two things; either I am striving […]

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178 Days Follow

Most mornings find me on the couch, with coffee, breakfast, iPad and my little red journal. In my journal, each page is marked with the day, date, any holidays and a breakdown of how many days have passed this year and how many days are to follow. Today, for example: “187th day – 178 days follow” […]

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The one about getting married

A lot of people have been expressing interest in my marital status recently, mostly kindly intentioned, I’m sure. And I get it. I do. Last birthday I hit the magic number 30, which, for women at least, begins conjuring up thoughts of “old maid” and “the spinster sister”. For the past several birthdays every well-wisher […]

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I’m a doctor!

Who are we and how do we become that? This is my question. Are we something simply because we say we are, or is who we are dependent on life experience and learning? For example, I’m a doctor. Now, I’ve never been to school for that particular trade. But when I was little, a doctor […]

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Are you still good?

I remember the first personal experience I had with the goodness of God. Ironically, it was at the tail end of one of the most difficult seasons I’ve lived through. After what had seemed like a crushing of everything I had worked for and everything I had dreamed would come, God taught me that in […]

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I’m never going to change (and I don’t have to!)

I have long wondered why God made me like He did, and I have long wanted to change. Kind of like plastic surgery, but for my personality. I look around and say, “I wish I had that nose, with that chin, in combination with those cheekbones…” If I could only mix and match the features […]

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The day God changed

I neither love nor hate change… or perhaps it’s better put that I both love and hate change. I cherish consistency, and yet, if something isn’t working then I want to figure out how to do it differently. I guess the most accurate answer is that I desire efficiency; if that means staying the same […]

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Neither do I condemn you

There’s a lot being said about judgment these days. It’s very common to hear the verse, “judge not, lest ye be judged” quoted, usually by people defending themselves. This is a topic that has never sat well with me, mostly because I believe we are dealing with a word’s connotation (what we think about or […]

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