tragedy and monotony: two killers

There are two things that happen in all of our lives that can become obstacles to faith. All humans face times of tragedy and monotony, crisis and boredom. And both the tragic and the monotonous times can be great barriers to faith. Surprisingly, even though tragedies sound far more sinister and hazardous to faith, people […]

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Satan’s favorite babysitter

Self-pity is Satan’s favorite babysitter. At least that’s what my pastor used to say when I was growing up, and now that I’m a grown man with a few years of experience under my belt I can conclusively say that he was right. Self-pity—with its accompanying self-loathing and victim mentality—has NEVER helped me get ahead […]

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Shiny Object Syndrome

“Squirrel!” Did you look? If you were the dog from Pixar’s “Up” you would have. 🙂 Last Sunday at Grace, Pastor Isaiah referred to “shiny object syndrome” wherein a person is routinely distracted by a persistent attraction to a particular lure. Some people get “lured” by beautiful bodies or lustful images, while others get “lured” […]

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