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Season of Discontent

Season of Discontent

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The Apostle Paul encourages us to be content in every situation. He claimed it was his secret. But being content with your circumstances and being content with who you are as a follower of Christ are two different matters. My sophomore year in high school, my baseball team adopted a little mantra: “We’re not satisfied [...]

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Gone and Forgotten?

Gone and Forgotten?

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At one time in my life, I could recall more than a hundred phone numbers on demand, now I barely know my own and my wife’s number. Phone numbers, account numbers, dates, conversations. I could recall information at will, like a mental rolodex.  I honestly couldn’t tell you anyone else’s numbers other than the sports [...]

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Mystical Mondays: Clear Minds, Full Hearts

Mystical Mondays: Clear Minds, Full Hearts

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Circumstances may appear to wreck our lives and God’s plans, but God is not helpless among the ruins. God’s love is still working. He comes in and takes the calamity and uses it victoriously, working out His wonderful plan of love. — Eric Liddell, missionary & Olympic sprinter From John of the Cross’s Dark Night [...]

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Spinning the Gospel

Spinning the Gospel

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Published: April 28, 2011 | By Jason

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When I was a kid, I hated swings. I saw them as pointless. Back and forth. Back and forth. You never really went anywhere. So, I did my best to find some pleasure in playing on swing sets. Instead of pumping my legs in a rhythmic fashion, I would sit in a seat and twist [...]

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A Thousand Needles in a Haystack

A Thousand Needles in a Haystack

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Published: April 27, 2011 | By Jason

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Pulling weeds is a thankless task, even if your wife says, “Thank you.” It’s down on your knees, back bent, burrowing down into the soil to find the end of a never-ending root. It’s worse than finding a needle in a haystack because after you find that needle, you don’t have to look any more. [...]

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Eternity in Our Hearts

Eternity in Our Hearts

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Published: April 6, 2011 | By Jason

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This past week while recording down each milestone in the life my newborn son, I thought about the way we demarcate the passing of our lives. Early on, every second matters. Babies’ lives are measured in days, then weeks, then months. Somewhere around the 18-month mark, it gives way to years and halves. When children [...]

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Butler: Sentimental Favorite to Crowned Champion

Butler: Sentimental Favorite to Crowned Champion

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Positioning yourself as an expert for this year’s NCAA Tournament can pretty much make you look silly. So, I’ll write this as a curious onlooker who had the good fortune to spend some time around the Butler program this season. In the one-and-done universe that is college basketball today, there’s something compelling about the throwback [...]

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