Often With God: Pray Continually

Often With God: Pray Continually - Read Cook Devour

“Pray continually.” (1 Thessalonians 5:17) I have pondered this verse a great deal over the last month. Two words have never been so straightforward and yet so difficult to measure up to. The idea of communing with God in the big and small moments of my day, in the quiet and the chaos, has filled […]

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Minimalism, Decision Fatigue, and Christianity 

Minimalism, Decision Fatigue + Christianity

Joshua Becker of Becoming Minimalist defines minimalism as “the intentional promotion of the things we value most and the removal of everything that distracts us from it.” I think minimalism is frequently misunderstood. It isn’t just about getting rid of stuff. Most often it is not the tangible that keeps us from the things we value most, but […]

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Immeasurable Fullness in Christ

Immeasurable Fullness in Christ

  One thing that is certain with children is if you give them an empty space, they will fill it. Whether a trinket box, a satchel, a plastic egg or an envelope, a child’s imagination knows no limits when it comes to conceiving of every possible thing they could store in that new space. This […]

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Above the Commotion

Above the Commotion - A Meditation in Proverbs

We are selective by nature. Facebook friends with irrelevant or bothersome posts get unfollowed. The especially appealing images are re-pinned on Pinterest. Magazines are purchased based on a headline’s promise. We innately filter life and choose what we spend our time on. This is good. We are always looking for the best information, funniest videos, most […]

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Apostle-Inspired Resolutions

Apostle Inspired Resolutions / New Year

  At the start of each year, whether we intend to keep them or not, for a moment we all silently reflect and ask ourselves if there are any resolutions we should make. Sometimes we indulge the tradition and set out to exercise more or make more time for family moments—good things—but this year I […]

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Though Satan Should Buffet

Though Satan Should Buffet

This song came to mind today: Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come, Let this blest assurance control, That Christ hath regarded my helpless estate, And hath shed His own blood for my soul. My sin—oh, the bliss of this glorious thought!— My sin, not in part but the whole, Is nailed to the […]

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