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One Flesh in Training

“When are you getting married?” …The end of April.  “Are you sure you want to go through with this?” “How much longer until your wedding?”  …60 days.  “Are you nervous?” “How many days left?”  …50 days.  “There’s still time to get out.” “When will you be married?” …40 days.  “Better enjoy being a bachelor while […]

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All of Heaven Weeps

Ever since we were tossed from the garden we have been rebelling and destroying creation more and more with each day. And we are almost completely numb to this fact. Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and […]

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Do You Need to go to “Church” to be Christian?

I was given the cost and immediately knew I was not going be able to get married in my church. My heart was broken. After this I spiraled down into a very uncomfortable place. I was angry, offended, and disappointed. I started questioning what my church stood for, if it matched my values, and why […]

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I’m Going the Wrong Way

I sponsor a child through World Vision in Tanzania, but walk past hungry children in my own neighborhood.  I pray for my neighbor and friend to not be lonely and for God to show him love, but don’t drop by for very many visits.  I went on a mission trip to Asheville, but don’t volunteer […]

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Love the Lord your God

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and greatest commandment.” Matthew 22:37-38 Jesus says loving God is the most important thing that we can do as Christians and I haven’t really spent a lot of time thinking about how […]

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Working on a Farm

If you would have told me that I would have my hand wrist deep inside the carcass of a chicken searching for its heart, I would not have believed you… But there I was. Six months earlier I was selling vegetable juice and kombucha at my farmer’s market when the farmer’s wife at the booth […]

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Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough – Update

Four days last week I went without all food and drank only water, completing my first ever Daniel Fast. It was the first time I’ve fasted as a means for practicing a spiritual discipline first and physical health benefits second. I thought it was going to be a revolutionary fast and that I would feel […]

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Read Ye Bible

Yesterday I failed and my long-time streak of reading the Bible everyday was over. Ouch! Everyday (I guess I should say almost everyday?) I read at least one proverb, five psalms, and a few chapters from one of the gospels (Matthew, John, Luke, and Mark). When I do this every single day, in one month […]

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God Loves Me Exactly As I Am

This morning while I was completing a hollotropic breath work session from the Soma Awareness 21-day program my eyes welled up in tears as I was connecting with the divine within, the Holy Spirit.  I could feel an ounce of God’s love and it felt amazing! Here I am, someone that is imperfect with many […]

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Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough

The Bible is full of examples of fasting and our modern western Christian culture has all but lost most of them. My friend Trent Holbert suggested I read the book Fasting for Spiritual Breakthrough, by Elmer L. Towns, and boy am I glad he did! This book has examples of nine different fasts based on […]