Fireproof Faith

October 26, 2017. My mother’s home, which she shares with my stepdad and two brothers, went up in flames. One of my dogs made it out, but my 11-year-old mutt Killey died in the fire. The insurance company claimed it 100% loss, and with our assets grossly underinsured, the local community rallied together to donate...
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Christian Higher Education

I loved my college experience. I attended public institutions with strong academics. As a believer, I sought opportunities at school and in the community to grow in my faith, make Christian friends, and learn from caring mentors. Many of those people are still close friends today. I also had a few professors who presented ideas...
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Colorful Language

Perhaps the most important element of language style is the ability to use figures of speech in order to turn a memorable phrase. A figure of speech varies from the ordinary meaning of words to make a description unique, vivid, and memorable. While the following certainly is not an exhaustive list, here are seven figures...
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Silent Night, Holy Night

I love this time of year. The music, the time with friends and family, and the cooler weather all come together to make the Christmas season feel unique and special. I especially love taking my kids to look at Christmas lights. I love seeing the ambient glow of meticulously decorated houses light up their amazed...
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Fret Not

I appreciate people caring to know about my life, yet I find it difficult to answer, “How are you?” It seems like such a big question. How do I know what someone is really asking? Is the question really an extended form of a greeting? Is it their go-to question when talking with others, and...
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Why Write?: Part 2

What God’s speaking of creation into being really means is not symbolic. It is the only non-symbolic language in existence. When God utters, pronounces, speaks—choose your word—the word and the thing are one; they are synonymous. By uttering the word, the thing is brought forth. Amazing! Thus, language is a function of the divine nature...
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Brave the Arena

“It is not the critic who counts; not the one who points how one stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better; credit belongs to the one actually in the arena face marred by dust and sweat and blood who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, who...
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Move to the Front

Something that has plagued me, along with many others, is when entering a room for a meeting, church, or in class, we/I tend to subconsciously, or even consciously sit towards the back. However, when it comes to sporting events, music concerts, or other events, I am willing to even pay MORE money to sit closer...
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