The Next Right Thing

What am I supposed to do with my life? Which path should I take, left or right? Is this the right time to make a move, or should I wait a little bit longer? Should I follow this counsel or that opinion? And most importantly, how long is it all going to take? Sometimes questions […]

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What does it mean to be ‘wise as serpents’?

“Be wise as serpents and innocent as doves.” What do these words from Jesus mean? What does it mean to be as wise as a serpent? Are serpents cunning? Are they crafty? In what ways are serpents wise? And while we’re at it, were there specific kinds of serpents that Jesus was referencing? Was He […]

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Note to Self

Dear Self, I’m not sure what you are thinking or how you are feeling right now, but in case you’re not doing too well, I wanted to remind you of some things. Emotions come and go; truth remains. Unfortunately, emotions often feel more powerful than truth, and sometimes we can judge the entire external universe […]

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I want a rule; God wants obedience

How many drinks can I have? One? Two? More? Or none at all? Can I watch certain kinds of R-rated movies? Like the ones that are only rated R for violence? Or maybe just language? Or other stuff too as long as it isn’t too bad? What are my rules for what is and is […]

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Do you know when to act quickly?

“Abigail acted quickly…” (1 Samuel 25:18). Do you? Do you act quickly when it’s time for quick action, or are you prone to prolonged speculation or endless second-guessing? Sometimes it is tough to get the timing of our actions right. Sometimes we act too quickly, and then live with the fallout and regret of our […]

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