Pretty Chains

Chains can be ugly. They can be loud and hold us back in obvious ways. Chains can be things like addictions, pornography, deceit, and others sins that keep us in bondage. We can see these chains holding others down, and can even see them in ourselves if we choose to look. But chains can also…

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Press Start to Pray

“Dear God, thank you for this day. Thank you for this food and help it to strengthen and nourish our bodies. Bless and be with us as we go through this day. Forgive us for our sins, for we ask it in Jesus’ name, amen.” Sound familiar? This, or a similar version is the same…

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A Wee Little Man

Zacchaeus. Edward Elric. If you are familiar with these names, then the first word that probably comes to your mind is “short”; but that’s not the only thing these two vertically-challenged characters have in common. Each one has a deep sense of longing that drives them in the direction of their goal. Throughout Fullmetal Alchemist,…

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Under the Shield of His Protection

“In addition to all of these, hold up the shield of faith to stop the fiery arrows of the devil.” Ephesians 6:16 (NLT) It was my second time at a LARP event. I raised my shield so it covered most of my torso, brought my sword to the ready position, and prepared to fight my…

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