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I think an interesting way of looking at the church is that every person is a type of tool to be used by Christ. Each tool was made with a specific purpose in mind, and each is best at one particular thing. But we can’t pigeon-hole ourselves into doing only the things we’re good at, nor into thinking that God would only use us in areas where we are skilled. Sometimes Jesus likes to use a crescent wrench to hammer in a nail, just to prove that the One who wields the tool is more im... Continue reading post

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“When I hear people talk about juggling, or the sacrifices they make for their children, I look at them like they’re crazy, because ‘sacrifice’ infers that there was something better to do than being with your children.” — Chris Rock

I’ve thought the exact same thing many times. If I could, I would be a stay-at-home dad, and I’d never look back.

Pride Hurts

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I have an appointment with my doctor scheduled for next Tuesday. This is the first time in my life that I can remember visiting a doctor because of an injury. I’m very blessed to have lived this long without having any serious injuries. But the story about this particular one is a bit silly, and it’s a reminder of something I learned long ago: pride hurts.

I’ve enjoyed bicycling since I was in third grade, and during my college days in particular. But after a season of little... Continue reading post

I’ve known for a very long time that my divorce was of the enemy, but this past week, God has changed my perception on this. Perhaps in my pride, I always thought the attack was against me, as well as my (former) wife. But what I realize now is that it was an attack against the plans of God.

Just prior to my divorce, I was seeking God with greater fervency than I had in a ve... Continue reading post