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Gremlin Annihilation

In Deuteronomy 7, Moses gives the Israelites instructions for entering the Promised Land. Since the original promise made to Abraham in Genesis, through their 400+ year enslavement in Egypt, and 40-year wilderness jaunt, the Israelites have long anticipated this climactic moment. This is what God had promised, and what he’d been preparing them for...

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Painful Healing

During my junior year of college, I interned at Shriners Hospital in Sacramento. At the time, I wanted to be a Child Life Specialist (Child Life Specialist) and did my internship in this department.

Shriners specializes in treating children with severe burns (among other things) and my duties included reading to, playing with, and checking up on, several children that had third degree burns over 90% of their body...

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Spelunking in Emotional Caves

Emotional (aka, soul) work is the hardest work an individual will ever do (at least in my non-professional opinion).

In fact, it flat out sucks.

However, it’s always worth it...

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Contrasting Canvas Colors

A month ago, during a bout of emotional turmoil, I made the following comment to a girlfriend of mine, “I don’t want any of this on my canvas” (cf. Blank CanvasDreaming SeasonPaint A Picture For Me).

She didn’t say anything in the moment, nor did I think much of my offhanded remark, however, several days later, she responded via text, “I was praying for you and recalled your statement about not wanting this on your canvas, and I felt the Lord say, ‘I’m not painting some happy Thomas Kinkade painting, I’m painting a masterpiece, something that will withstand the test of time, that will be a legacy unto me for generations to come, and yes, there is pain and struggle, but how much greater the redemption. Jess needs to remember that while this canvas is for her, it is also to showcase my glory, my magnificence, my power, and my redeeming love...

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