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December 2016

Don’t Let Other People Tell You Who You Are

I share my stories with you in case you’ve experienced something like it. You’re not alone. And we CAN get through this. A few months after I gave my life to Jesus, people started prophesying over me at various church gatherings. Then after I completed the church membership classes, a few leaders in the church prophesied over me.  I started collecting these statements and promises, but really had no clue what to do with them. In some ways those words made my life worse. They tortured me. I was destined for something great, and yet I was a cowardly, insecure […]

How Do You Know if You’re Working to Live or Living to Work?

It’s one of the worst kept secrets in American culture. While we frown upon obesity and addiction, we often praise workaholics and treat them as the heroes of the 21st Century.  Workaholism is a vice. It’s an unhealthy imbalance. Yet how many Prime Time tv series focus on a doctor, lawyer, or detective who works late into the night every night, to the detriment of their families? It’s become the most cliche character type in our day.  Most of us will never be doctors. We’ll never be detectives. And we’ll definitely never be lawyers. But we watch these shows because […]

A Collection of Thoughts While Deer Hunting

Do I really want to kill a deer? I mean, I’m not overly fond of venison. I’m not going to use the pelt. I WILL eat deer meat but more as both an obligation after killing and a practice for a self-reliant future. I get to spend hours alone in Nature, which recharges my soul. If I killed 2+ deer each year, how much money would I SAVE on meat? If I buy all the gear most guys use to hunt, how much money will I LOSE on meat? At some point, the gain has to exceed the expense. Otherwise […]