Create in Me A Clean Heart

Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me. Ps. 51:10 Every now and again I am reminded I’m human. Despite my longing for permanance, I’m not. I’m finite. I’m limited beyond my normal awareness. For example (and it’s silly), I cannot think my heart to stop beating, nor my […]

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True Hunger

The LORD does not let the righteous go hungry, but he thwarts the craving of the wicked. Proverbs 10:3 The other day I was reading Proverbs when I came across the above passage. My first reading of the passage was on the literal level, where the passage was speaking literally about the righteous never going […]

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“What Do These Stones Mean?”

“What do these stones mean?” – Joshua 4:21 Yesterday, during a conversation with my mentor and friend I was reminded the importance of considering the past more than the future. So many of my wounds have been self-inflicted. Too often I have wondered from the narrow road turning to the right or left. The result of […]

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High School and Life School

During my time working with high school students, I’ve had many share with me challenges they face. Oftentimes, challenges are centered around challenging people. No matter the main cause of angst, the “drama” that is normally associated with high school is rather typical, and most times is short-lived. We who have successfully passed through the […]

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Seventeen Years Goes Fast

This past week held a significant anniversary for me. On March 29, 1999, my father died of a heart attack after playing a game of Around the World outside at the basketball goal. My spring break that year wasn’t spent in glee, but gloom. I wrote a little about my father’s passing before, but such an […]

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