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If Jesus Came By For Supper

If Jesus came by for supper I would make sure the house was spotless and clean, light some bee’s wax candles, load up my diffuser with my favorite essential oil mixture of orange, lemon, Virginia cedar wood, cinnamon, lavender, and peppermint, play my favorite mellow Pandora station that I’ve been curating for a decade on […]

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They Will Know We Are Christians

A few years ago I was shopping at my local grocery store when I bumped into a gentleman and his wife. He was wearing a shirt with a logo of the Great Lakes and because I’ve spent the majority of my life in Michigan it caught my eye. So I said hello and asked if […]

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Get to Know Jesus

How can you create an environment that builds your relationship with Jesus every day? God is always with us, but we have to be aware and nourish ourselves with his presence throughout the day. Without being conscious it easy to get lost in the day and not touch base with Jesus. This is a failure […]

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One Flesh in Training

“When are you getting married?” …The end of April.  “Are you sure you want to go through with this?” “How much longer until your wedding?”  …60 days.  “Are you nervous?” “How many days left?”  …50 days.  “There’s still time to get out.” “When will you be married?” …40 days.  “Better enjoy being a bachelor while […]

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All of Heaven Weeps

Ever since we were tossed from the garden we have been rebelling and destroying creation more and more with each day. And we are almost completely numb to this fact. Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and […]

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Do You Need to go to “Church” to be Christian?

I was given the cost and immediately knew I was not going be able to get married in my church. My heart was broken. After this I spiraled down into a very uncomfortable place. I was angry, offended, and disappointed. I started questioning what my church stood for, if it matched my values, and why […]

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I’m Going the Wrong Way

I sponsor a child through World Vision in Tanzania, but walk past hungry children in my own neighborhood.  I pray for my neighbor and friend to not be lonely and for God to show him love, but don’t drop by for very many visits.  I went on a mission trip to Asheville, but don’t volunteer […]

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Love the Lord your God

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.” Matthew 22:37-38 Jesus says loving God is the most important thing that we can do as Christians and I haven’t really spent a lot of time thinking about how […]

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Working on a Farm

If you would have told me that I would have my hand wrist deep inside the carcass of a chicken searching for its heart, I would not have believed you… But there I was. Six months earlier I was selling vegetable juice and kombucha at my farmer’s market when the farmer’s wife at the booth […]

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Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough – Update

Four days last week I went without all food and drank only water, completing my first ever Daniel Fast. It was the first time I’ve fasted as a means for practicing a spiritual discipline first and physical health benefits second. I thought it was going to be a revolutionary fast and that I would feel […]