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Matthew 5:16 | So Bright I Need Shades

I am perplexed by the modern invention of social media where anyone at any moment often unexpectedly might become famous or infamous. Much like winning a lottery the instant fame is a rush that might destroy one’s life or propel them to […]

Matthew 10:13 | Be Worthy of the King

Stuck in my head is a song by Housefires called Build My Life. The key adjective in this song is “worthy” an appropriate word used to describe my response to God. Worthy of every song we could ever sing.Worthy of all the […]

Matthew 8:29 | Demons

Do you believe that demons exist? When I was younger the idea of creepy monsters or evil aliens would make me unnerved. I remember as a teenager watching, of all things, Larry King on CNN. He was broadcasting his show from the […]

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Matthew 8:10 | Marveled

I love the word “marvel” it is an interesting word. I liked reading Marvel Comics when I was young. The art and the words used to tell the story of a superhero doing “marvelous” things or having marvelous abilities are so much […]

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Matthew 6:6-13 | How to Pray

According to the Pew Research center 55% of Americans say they pray every day. That seems high to me. Do people lie about praying or do they actually pray every single day? It begs the question what is “prayer”? Is this prayer […]

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Matthew 5:41 | Two Miles of Hate

Going the extra mile is a phrase used as encouragement to do more than expected. The concept is heavily utilized in the customer service industry. It encourages the server to more than meet the customer need. The idea challenges the server to […]

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Matthew 4:17 | The Way Forward

What is the primary message of Jesus when he was on earth teaching? Would any of the following be able to sum up what Jesus taught… God is love, help the poor, don’t judge, love everyone, be a good person? While true […]

Matthew 4:3 | The Tempter

Satan is a topic that generates views. Some of the posts to this blog that receive the most views over time deal with the topic of Satan. Good vs. Evil. Evil is everywhere it is in every family. People are looking for […]

Matthew 2:11 | Wise Indeed

It is an interesting phenomenon that we can be blind to our own shortcomings. We can look at others and quickly point out all the things they are doing wrong, but never see ourselves through the same critical lens. Religious peoples and […]

Matthew 1:21 | Christmas Rejoice!

Christmas is just a few short days away. I love it. Christmas is one of two main holidays that Christians celebrate. Easter is the other holiday and it is in many ways more important, less celebratory, but more reflective. I love both […]