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If My Body Is a Temple, It’s the Temple of Doom

I Corinthians 6:19 “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own.” This verse clanks around my head. If my body is a temple, it is currently a temple of doom. Over the winter months I have […]

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Lessons from a Creek Bed

“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee. When thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” Isaiah 43:2 My parents live on a tributary of Elkhorn Creek. One summer, as a child, a […]

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From Covet to Covenant

COVET-(verb) yearn to possess or have (something). Exodus 20:17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.”                         […]

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Apply the Brakes

One Christmas my parents purchased bikes for my sister and me. I loved my bike and the freedom it granted. The block we lived on was 4 miles of long. On numerous occasions I begged my sister to go bike riding. I begged because she favored the indoors and reading the way I favored swimming […]

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The Split Ends of Letting Go

“Well I picture myself this way but you can do whatever,” I told my niece, Rachel as she prepared to cut my hair. She is avery talented, master stylist. For this reason it was an incredible opportunity. She was visiting from Florida and, although we are close, seldom seeing one another forced Rachel to ask […]

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Filthy Rags Are All I Bring

My mother has taught me well. I can pack for a weeklong trip in a single, airline-approved duffle bag. If you have travel experience, you know checked-baggage can be a struggle. One method I employ is first meticulously placing all soft-goods in several Ziploc bags. I then press out all the air until they are […]

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