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Better Than You Found It

November 23rd 2015 1 comment so far  

sparklerWhile I was growing up, my mom taught my siblings and me to leave every space better than we found it. It wasn’t enough to clean up the messes we made in the kitchen or in our friends’ and neighbors’ homes—we ought to straighten up the pillows we mussed a little prettier than they were before or scrub the counters we spilled crumbs on a little shinier than we found them. It’s a mark of appreciation to our hosts—and it instills character in ourselves.

This principle has stuck with me for years. …

Except They Accept

August 14th 2015 No comments yet  

cross with ringsSince the Supreme Court’s historic ruling on gay marriage, my social media feeds have been splashed with rainbows and rants. Everyone has an opinion on the issues, and no one is shy to express it.

But buried beneath the paint swatches and debates is a question we Christians began asking but have yet to answer. When the confetti has settled and we are left to live with the mess we are not permitted to clean, how are we supposed to interact with our society?

Do we accept or reject those who …

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 …

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