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Battle of the Beard

July 25th 2014 4 comments so far  

file0001690818655There has been a lot of conflict in the Communications office the past month or so. Unfortunately, I’ve been the cause of it. I did not go into this endeavor wanting to stir up controversy, but battle lines have been drawn over my choice. To be fair, I had no idea this lifestyle would be such an incendiary matter.

Since the middle of January, I have been growing a beard. Considering it is the middle of summer, I will let your imagination run wild …

Don’t Wait to be Complete

July 23rd 2014 No comments yet  

lightstock_147868_medium_user_6691486Most people, Christian or not, have been raised to believe that a spouse will make them complete. After all, God said it is not good for man to be alone—so He created woman. Then God declared that when a couple marries, they leave their parents, cleave to their spouse, and become one flesh.

It is natural to conclude that because Adam needed Eve and because the two became one flesh, then we are incomplete until we find a spouse.

But that is not so.

The word …

Don’t Wait to Have a Family

July 18th 2014 1 comment so far  

file0001602209938Most singles want to get married and have children. We want that white-picket fence dream, surrounded by a loving spouse, happy children, and even the playful family dog. The older we get, the more friends we watch get married and have babies—and the more alone we begin to feel. That dream begins to become allusive, and we begin to feel like an island unto ourselves. We have no family of our own. And we are lonely.

But just because we have not physically produced …

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