Pursue Love

Jesus replied, “‘You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” – Matthew 22:37-40

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Never Give Up

“Never give up!”

I know. It sounds cheesy, and we’ve all heard it a million times. Frankly, it is cheesy sometimes, especially when it’s tied to our dreams and our desires. People tell us to never give up on something, but are some things meant to let go of? Continue reading Never Give Up

Emmanuel

We like to break life up into pieces and make it easier. We have knowledge, action, words, and thoughts. We think that if we pour into one part, it might not effect the other, or maybe it will if we just focus on one aspect. There’s school, family, church, and play. All separated. All breaking our identities into tiny fragments. Sadly, it seems we often box God into some of these areas. He’s definitely at church. And man, don’t we feel him during worship? Continue reading Emmanuel

He who began a good work

“God never gives us a mission without granting us the power to do it. And through the mission, he also promises to change us—to make us more like his Son.” – Gary Haugen, President and CEO of International Justice Mission

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Featured Blogger: Markie Myers (Part 1)

On Christmas I announced the dawn of the Iron Community—a group of bloggers who sharpen each other in order to grow as writers and people. If you’d like to join, feel free to fill out the application here. Today I’ll be featuring a member of the community: Markie Myers. She’s a good friend of mine, an excellent writer, and I highly recommend reading her blog if you want to gain insight on life, God, and his amazing love for you. Check it out here. Continue reading Featured Blogger: Markie Myers (Part 1)

Quote of the Week: Holiness

“Many people think that striving for holiness is legalistic—and it can be—if your motivation is to get God to love you more or to feel superior to others. However, if your motivation is that you love God and want to see more of his power in your life, then holiness will bring liberation and release.” – David Pierce