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One More Step: Living with the Bravery of Hobbits

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“If I take one more step, I’ll be the farthest away from home I’ve ever been.” Sam Gamgee said to Mr. Frodo as he stood on the edge of adventure in The Fellowship of The Ring. We’ve all been there, standing on the edge of something new and different from anything we have ever experienced before. We have all had hobbit moments. The question is, how will we respond to them? Will we sit on the fence...

Spiritual Gloom and Psalm 42

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If you’re like me, you may recall seasons of vibrancy and zeal in your Christian life. Spiritual disciplines come easy: time in God’s Word is fruitful, prayer is often, the gap between each journal entry is minimal, and fellowship brings glee. The streams of God’s endless love and grace flowing from the fount of Christ are delightful to drink. But if you’re like me, you may also recall seasons of...

All Hallows’ Eve: Remembering the Saints Who Spoke the Word of God

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In the season of Thanksgiving, Veterans/Remembrance Day, and Halloween, I’d like to point out something that can be celebrated in light of all three. Something to be thankful for (Thanksgiving), people to remember (Remembrance Day), and what about Halloween? Well, that’s for me to know right now and for you to find out… I can’t keep it to myself! When we think of Halloween, we tend to think of a...

When Life Happens and You’re Tired — Look Up

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“Jesus, I love You…but I’m tired,” Dad sighed, leaning against his headrest, as we sat in our Landcruiser about to head into town. I bit back a smile at the words, so simple, yet so raw and real and honest. We were preparing to run some errands, and already the day had been full of everyday, unpredictable, West-African adventures. The power had gone out not once, not twice, but three times. We...

Why the Gospel Matters — Even if You’re Already Saved

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If you’re a Christian, then at some point in the past, you chose belief in the gospel and trusted Jesus Christ with your life. But the effects of the gospel don’t end the moment that you’re saved—in fact, now that you’re a Christian, the gospel is more relevant than ever. Often, Christians think of the gospel as an evangelism tool, something for the unsaved. We’ve...

All Ingredients Work Together for Good

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We all love a good cake –a satisfying symphony of flavors, texture, decadence, and a visual show of creativity and affection. Whether at a birthday party, baby shower, or wedding, we all look forward to that highlight moment of indulging in a slice of heavenly sweetness (for it is almost not a celebration without it). If you enjoy baking like me, you’re aware of the time and precision it takes to...

Not On My Schedule: How To Deal With Big Changes In Your Life

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It was a fine day in Georgia. The sun was hot, the air clear, and birds chirped in the trees. Typical. But in it all was a strange sense of foreboding. What had my mother said before she and my dad left? “When we get back, we’re going to tell you news that will change your life.” Now they were back. My sisters and I were all gathered around my dad in the living room. “Daddy, what is the news?”...

3 Things I Learned Studying the Book of Revelation

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I have a confession: I don’t think I’d ever studied the book of Revelation in its entirety. That’s why I was so excited when my Sunday school teacher announced we’d be studying it this past Summer. To be clear, I had read Revelation in bits and pieces as I studied other books of the Bible. There are passages I can nearly quote verbatim (Revelation 19:11 has always appealed to my equestrian heart)...

6 Ways to Be a Good Mentee

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“If you cannot see where you are going, ask someone who has been there before.” — J Loren Norris In my last article on the Rebelution, I talked about how we don’t have to do hard things on our own. We tend to think that as Rebelutionaries, we have to stand alone, but the wonderful truth is that there are others who will stand alone with us. We can ask for help. Just yesterday I called...

Navigating College: 2 Ways to Build a Solid Foundation of Truth

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It feels like déjà vu yet again. Sitting down at my computer, headphones in, I hear the familiar messages. Reading through my textbooks, I am constantly bombarded by them. Messages that contradict the Word of God. Messages that feel good to the hearer and those who believe in them. Messages that lead many to death. Throughout my semesters in college, I have watched many Zoom lectures for my...

rebelling against low expectations

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