The Choice

Yesterday, I wrote about not taking one day for granted when it comes to life and especially one’s loved ones.

Tonight, I am wrestling through something I am simply entitling, “The Choice.”

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The Dead of Night

It’s 2:30am in the morning. I should be asleep, but I’m not.

Sleep and I play a relentless game of hide and seek nowadays. I’m not a good seeker, let’s just leave it at that. :)

To be honest, I dread the stillness of the night. For in the bustle of the day, I can shut out the pain, dull the ache of my heart and push away the fear and discouragement.

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Cynical or Expectant?

Cynical: Believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity; doubtful as to whether something will happen or whether it is worthwhile.

Expectant: Having or showing an excited feeling that something is about to happen, especially something good, interesting or beneficial.

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Am I Really Pro-Life?

I attended a March for Life rally today.

Such events always leave me sobered, encouraged, frustrated and hopeful.

Yet, one question has been the cause for great searching of heart. The question, am I really pro-life?

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Still Thankful

Thanksgiving, it comes around once every year. Ready or not, like it or not.

I’ll admit, some years it is harder to be thankful, for we all experience loss in some way or another as we walk through life. When loss hits, it is hard to be thankful, at least it is for me.

Yet, I am learning something through all of this…

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Grasping at Straws (Part 2)

As a Christian, a different “grasping at straws” image came to mind for me personally.

During my high school years and my early post-high school days, in many places I was well-known, respected and quite “popular,” supposing I can use that word in a homeschool world context. :)

Nathaniel Mervar was someone to know
back then.

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Breaking? Nope, Broken

In 2017 I prayed a dangerous prayer…

So many of us pray for dependence upon the Lord. We pray that we would live sold-out to Him. Yet, we never consider what that might do to our lives if He actually answers that prayer.

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Somewhere Between the Sword & the Angel

I recently studied Acts 12 for a Bible study and was struck by the two extremes for Peter and James in deliverance from their current trial. Both were delivered, but with different outcomes.

James was taken from this life and brought into the presence of His Savior. For a believer, this is a day for which we all yearn. We ache for the Lord to take us home, for we long to be in His presence. To see our Savior face to face and to spend eternity in the light of His presence.

For Peter, he was delivered from his trial by a miraculous escape from prison, as God sent an angel to do the impossible. One doesn’t escape by chance or human power from the depths of a prison, chained between two guards, with a total of sixteen soldiers guarding you.

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Watching Your Dreams Burn

“Christ is indeed worth our all, yet will we live that statement?”

I penned those words back in 2017 for our film entitled
“Counting the Cost.” Little did I realize how deeply personal those words would become to me as I watch what seems to be the burning of many of my dreams.

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The World is Dark

Every day, it seems that our world becomes a little darker. Another tragedy, another falling-out in a relationship, another person walking away from the Lord, more and more compromise with the truth of God’s Word, good being called evil and evil called good, when will it ever end?

Yet, is it possible I am simply starting to see more and more the seriousness of sin as I mature in my walk with the Lord?

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The Valley

(This story is an allegory to the trials we as believers face in this life. My prayer for us as believers is that we will keep our eyes locked on the King, even when we are in the Valley of the Shadow of Death. As the hurt and attacks keep coming, may we press on after Him, for He is worth our all. To God alone be the glory!)

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Is Jesus Worth It?

Pressure. More pressure. Turn up the pressure. Stakes get higher. Ugh, pressure increasing. Is Jesus worth it? Pressure, pressure, pressure, PRESSURE…

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Easier Said Than Done

Easier said than done. Jesus’ example is so easy to talk about and agree with verbally, but live it…that is another story.

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Is God Still Working?

Living in this world is discouraging at times, is it not?

It seems like every day I wake up there is always more bad news waiting just around the corner to remind me of how this world is truly cursed with sin. Read More…