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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Fixed, Not Thrown Away

As a young boy growing up, one of my favorite television shows was the Andy Griffith show. Living and growing up in a small town, I saw many parallels in my life and community. One of the characters in the show was Emmet Clark. He had a “fix-it” shop that moved into Floyd’s Barbershop after...

Allowing Others the Joy of Helping

We spend our time taking care of ourselves and the ones we care about. We pray for our families, work for our families, and protect our families. However, we often leave no room for ourselves to be taken care of by others because we believe it shows weakness. We often think that when we ask...

Keeping Your Foothold

“SURELY GOD IS GOOD TO ISRAEL, TO THOSE WHO ARE PURE IN HEART. BUT AS FOR ME, MY FEET HAD ALMOST SLIPPED; I HAD NEARLY LOST MY FOOTHOLD. FOR I ENVIED THE ARROGANT WHEN I SAW THE PROSPERITY OF THE WICKED.”

– PSALM 73:1-3

There are a lot of highly relatable passages from...

Bringing Heaven to Earth

In his book Every Good Endeavor, Tim Keller talks about a little-known short story by J. R. R. Tolkien that comes with a deep, spiritual truth. In the story, the main character longs to make a painting of a tree; it’s his life goal. He buys a huge canvas on which to paint the tree, and...