How Jesus serves us

The story of Ruth is one that really warms my heart because in a sense I see myself in her story. Every time I read her story, I'm enamored by how Jesus is always attracted to outsiders – the least, weak, women, poor, sick, imperfect, prisoner, widows, orphans, uneducated, oppressed, illegitimate, immigrants, etc. Her story …

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Grace and the beauty of sleep

I have always admired (even envied) how Jenny sleeps. She sleeps so well. Jenny can sleep for 12 hours straight with one or no breaks at all. She also sleeps very quietly. She makes no sounds at all. I could count with my fingers the few times I’ve heard her snore. You couldn’t even describe that …

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I HAVE AN ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME towards all things godly

I have never liked tests (and probably never will). The one and only reason why I don’t like tests is that they threaten my important prideful self. They threaten to expose me for who I really am - lazy, incompetent, poor, prideful, slow, fearful and the list goes on and on and on. I guess this …

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Your tender and delicate wife

Listen bro, Your tender and delicate wife will defy, disrespect, dislike you and many times submit to you with gritted teeth and a clenched fist - If you hadn’t noticed yet. It’s not her fault. It’s not even her parent’s fault. Her parents were just as defiant, disrespectful and insubordinate just as she is. Whose …

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Grace, marriage and weakness

Many people enter into marriage Too strong Too knowledgeable Too wise Too experienced Too spiritual or religious Too smart Too clever Too educated Too strategic Mainstream advice on dating and marriage (whether from the church or world) tells single people that they have to enter into marriage knowing their strengths and how to use their strengths …

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If you only knew how God sees you

Numbers 23 and 24 are some of my favorite portions of scripture. I just can’t get enough of these scriptures. Every time I study these scriptures, life just oozes out of them. Let me show you why… In their wilderness journeys, the Israelites met the Moabites and Balak their king was very afraid of them. …

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A+ and I didn’t do the exam

  I don’t like going to these places - hospitals, police stations, exam rooms, driver’s licensing centers and airports. I don’t like going to these places at all. Whenever I go to these places for whatever reasons even legitimate ones, my body twitches, squirms, I breathe heavily, sweat, and I try to calm my nerves by …

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“Church, let’s lift our hands in surrender”. Worship leader, here’s why that is not in view of the New Covenant.

    For many years as a worship leader I encouraged people during worship to lift their hands as a sign of surrender. During worship, I made it a priority to make sure that there will be a session where the whole church would lift up their hands. I actually loved the sight of it. …

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