Posts in Spiritual Growth
Confronting "The Hurters" In Our Lives

We've all heard a thousand times that healthy relationships "talk it out" because confronting the people who hurt us keeps us from bottling up our emotions inside. Even in Christian circles, we hear that confronting "the hurters" keeps those poisonous roots from growing in our hearts. So confronting in love must be Biblical, right?

A recent situation caused me to question these "truths"…

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Simon the Leper: The Art of Losing

Many of us have heard this story multiple times. We've been taught the importance of pouring our 'riches' out to God, that God's forgiveness changes everything, and not to judge like the Pharisees did.

While I agree with all three of these lessons, I'm wondering about someone in this story that isn't mentioned very often - Simon the Leper…

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What is 'sin'?

I once overheard someone say, "Can a gay person actually be a Christian?". I shuttered. I knew this wasn't the only person out there who would ask a question like that.

The fact that questions like these are floating around our Christian communities proves that not only do we not understand grace, we do not understand sin…

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I Dare You

I didn't have a problem with alcohol, I had a problem with life. It wasn't good enough. It didn't satisfy that longing in my soul.

Every weekend was another chance to get lost in a buzz or a high in order to let the stress of life slide off and enter into an alternate, more fulfilling reality.

But what if I told you that there's a reality - a real, physical life - that you wouldn't want to escape from?…

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Let's Not Forget to Praise Him

We live in a culture that is truly blessed. Modern medicine, disposable diapers, microwavable dinners...we may not all agree on how good each one of those things are, but I think we can all agree that the many resources we have today make life a little easier, a little safer, and a little less time-consuming…

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Being "Unmarried" Is Better

This may come as a shock to you, and I hate to burst your bubble, but I have to agree with St. Paul that being "unmarried" is better.

In the past, whenever I came across 1 Corinthians 7, I would giggle in agreement because, hey, being married isn't always rainbows and sunshine. But I never got much out of the chapter because I am married…

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Why Weakness Isn't a Sin

Guilt.

It's the number one arrow the enemy shoots at me. It's the number one trap he sets out and somehow I am always stumbling back into it.

Like quicksand, it pulls me in slowly. Inch by inch I get sucked down, a little closer to being buried alive. I know death is imminent, but I can't seem to get out. If only I could just break free…

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