Doubt and Dandelions

To borrow from Duy Anh Nhan Duc, under the apparent fragility of doubt there is a vigorous and skillful soul that is untamed, free and wild. The church would do well to recognize this and find a way to be comfortable with it.

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Will I be Loved … or NOt?

Don’t get me wrong, contrary to what the previous paragraph might indicate, I’m not against Valentines day but I don’t think it adds much value to anything. Perhaps it’s simply because I prefer spontaneity over scheduled love. Maybe the reason why it is such a popular day is that it provides some sort of reprieve from depth while allowing us to enjoy the fluffy side of love.

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trump had a hold on me

I offer myself up as an example hoping that it can be an encouragement to you. This was specific to me and about one thing in particular. For you it can be something else. Life being what it is and the last year having been so strange, is it possible you’ve latched on to one thing and given it more power over you than it deserves? If you were to take a moment and take a step back, can you identify any overwhelming negative feelings and thoughts toward an issue, or someone? Ask yourself, what is the cost of that “obsession” in your daily life? Is it perhaps time for some form of realignment?

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Thoughts from psalm 1

We’ve tasted the life giving results of loving and being loved, of caring and being cared for, of forgiving and being forgiven, of accomplishing things, of reaping the fruit of good decisions and of hard work. We also know the feeling of death and destruction when we let our anger boil over, when we lie or when our lives become a complicated web of ill informed and stubborn decisions, broken relationships and aloneness.

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