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The Joy of Baiting Hooks

The Joy of Baiting Hooks

We as a family were blessed to be able to get over to Panama City Beach at the start of summer for a bit of family time before the travel season in student ministry gets going for me.  So I cherish these opportunities to have family time in summer and the boys were also incredibly excited.  And of all the things we got to do and experience, who would have guessed that fishing from the shore would have been the…

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The Roller Coaster Called Emotion

The Roller Coaster Called Emotion

Needless to say, this journey has been full of emotion.  Many times we have felt like we are on a roller coaster – at times in fear, hanging on with white knuckles and other times exuberant with joy.  There have been many tears shed and many smiles shared.  We definitely have experienced what Jesus meant in John 10:10 when He said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”  I’ve always described this verse…

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Finding Joy in the Journey

Finding Joy in the Journey

We’ve all heard that really life is what you make of it.  It’s the idea that even despite our circumstances (good or bad) somehow we are in charge of our destiny.  And while I understand the sentiment, those thoughts are often misguided when it comes to our autonomy and free will and God’s sovereignty.  But when circumstances get tough, usually the questions and trite quotes come.  People falling into the proverbial ditches on either side of this road of life….

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