Oh, THAT third commandment?

Alright, alright – this is going to ruffle some feathers, but I’m ok with that because this is an issue that is happening in every church and it seems to be unchecked. What’s up with everyone saying Oh my God as a meaningless expression of surprise?! Saying “OMG, that’s amazing” seems to be perfectly acceptable among…

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Finding faith

There’s no shortcut to real faith. Faith produces action and requires dedication, just like love. Throughout my childhood I’d always heard things like, “make your walk with God personal”, and, “your faith should be alive”. My least favorite was, “are you on fire?!”. I disliked those statements because I was absolutely not on fire. I…

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My faith as a compass, not a map

Army basic training has a component of map reading called land navigation – we learned the fundamentals of reading different kinds of maps, how to measure distances, and other necessary tools to be able to get from one place to the other without (hopefully!) getting lost. An essential companion to the map is, of course,…

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