Tag Archives: faith journey

Sin and Grace

Lent is usually a time to contemplate temptation and repentance or conversion and transformation. Lent can and should be transforming time to seek Christ more deeply and live faith more authentically. Sin is something I have shied away from. I am starting to see how important it is take sin seriously for our faith and …

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Get Up and Go

I am set to leave for Dubuque, Iowa to begin my theological education this August. I am both excited and scared. The school and the few students and faculty I have interacted with have been wonderful. I have never been to Iowa, don’t know anyone, and will be on my own for the first time …

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The Time Is Now

In my reading during this past week, I came across a phrase. The context or book isn’t important, because it got me thinking beyond the authors point. The phrase is the time is now. I have been mulling over what is time is for? The time is now for bible study. Everyone should just pick …

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My Faith Journey

As many of you may know, I am making plans on attending Seminary in Dubuque, Iowa. I am in the final stages of being accepted. The following is the essay I wrote to describe myself and what I want to study. I am sharing it, so you, dear reader will understand me and what to …

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Facing Temptations

As we move through the season of Lent, it is good to take a hard look at our lives and all the ways we fail to live out our faith. Not to punish ourselves, but to deepen our commitment to the way of Jesus, if we don’t look at our struggles honestly than we cannot …

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Reading Esther

For the past several weeks as part of my Thursday night Bible Study group, I have been studying the Book of Esther. I would like to suggest this book for you. It might be a good read over the 40 days of Lent. It is challenging and full of many things to discuss and reflect …

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Seek Treasures Here and Now

Part of the Lent season is giving up something so that we can embrace and discover the treasures and blessings that God intends for us. Too often, we block them or seek them where they are not to be found. In our lent journey, we seek to come closer to God and take steps to …

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Facing Sin

Lent is usually a time to contemplate temptation and repentance or conversion and transformation. I would like to take this lent season and explore these themes. I would like to dig deep and offer a few notes on what it means to take the Lent season seriously. Lent can and should be transforming time to …

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God Never Gives Up

God’s blessings pursue those who don’t follow wickedness, when we avoid sin, when cynicism beckon, but we refuse blessings awaits us. It is by refusing to fall prey to sin and everything that comes with that we come near the rightness of God and God’s people. We are blessed the most when we do good …

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Bible As A 6-Act Story

Through the reading a few a books and study I have begun to see the Bible as a story told in six acts. I would like to share it with you. N. T. Wright says we fail to see the bible as a whole. We often only hear or read chunks and not the entirety …

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