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Thanksgiving is not some formulaic action based on a tedious ledger that neatly tallies everything I have received so I can determine if being thankful is warranted or not. Rather, it’s appreciating the fact that I have already received the privilege of living life which in and of itself will fill the whole of my ledger for the whole of my life.


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The problem is not that we don’t recognize the truth when we hear it. The problem is that we don...
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Simply giving something ‘a shot’ is not giving something our ‘best,’ for our best is made up...
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Sooner or later I will realize that the very things I most desperately need are the very things I am...
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We need to know that our limits do not define our limitations. And an empty tomb does exactly that.
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In the absence of faith, our dreams will move from feasible aspirations to implausible fantasy.
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If I am not at 'peace', then I can be altogether confident that I've placed a larger 'piece' of myse...
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Truth is its own defense, therefore if something can’t speak for itself, it’s not truth.
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The problem that I think I have with God is often not a problem at all. Rather, it is most frequentl...
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A lie is my attempt to tamper with the truth so that I need not face the truth. Yet as shrewd as I t...
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Given the lethal enormity of sin and the inestimable value of a single soul, a baby in a manger and ...
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One of the greatest lies is to believe that we don’t have value. One of the greatest mistakes is t...
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My limitations abruptly define the frighteningly negligible extent of my existence, yet my soul utte...
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Despite my intellectual attempts to grasp it, I remain confounded beyond all repair to understand ho...
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If I must know something in order to believe in it, what I am able to believe in will be severely li...
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Things that are truly great need nothing from me, and to somehow think that they do speaks to my utt...
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My heart says, ‘This way.’ The world says, ‘That way.’ God says, ‘I am the Way.’ And if ...
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I’m not the author of my fears, but I sure feed them really well.
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The choice to avoid risk is the choice to avoid living, and to avoid living is one of the greatest r...
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Ignorance might be bliss, but it also has teeth.
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To live a fantasy is to avoid a life.
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Love never lives on a one-way street, for it will always come back up the road bigger than how we ha...
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We have forfeited our calling for the simple reason that we’ve ignored the God who says that the ...
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Maybe it’s a whole lot less about focusing on the fact that we’re all victims and a whole lot mo...
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Tragedy descends, and in the carnage our enraged cynicism screams ‘If there was a God, He would no...
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We can only get to God through God. Every other possible avenue is a dead-end before it even starts.
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The legacy I leave will be unimaginably enhanced by the legacies I received. Therefore, I must be wi...
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Instinct is all of our humanity being deliberately honest with all of life.
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I often think myself to be so ingenious that I don’t even realize that my own plans may actually b...
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At the point that it dawns on me that I am not God I have finally made room for God.
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The challenge is never based on the size of the obstacle that stands before me. Rather, it is dictat...
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To seek the praise of men as our motivation is to abandon truly great things, for more often than no...
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The extent of God’s grace always eclipses the extent of my grotesqueness. Therefore, I can never b...
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The world screams, ‘Stay down, it’s safer.’ My soul screams, ‘So is being dead.
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Loss is an invitation to a journey of unparalleled growth, yet we seldom RSVP the invitation.
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The road ahead is not some predetermined path that I am forced to trod, but it is a rich byway that ...
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The ‘fact’ of my actions frequently collide with the ‘fiction’ of my words. And at what poin...
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What insanity would lead me to believe that I possess the power, much less the aptitude to manipulat...
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If those who cause destruction have come to be ‘newsworthy’, and those who heal the devastation ...
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I suppose that one of my greatest problem lays in the fact that I have assumed a blessing to be some...
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To assume that I can even begin to chart a ‘straight’ path is probably the best way I can take m...
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I incessantly look for water in wells dug by men, and I have drunk enough sand to prove it.
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I ask, ‘Is the cup half-empty or half-full?’ And when I ask that question, I am amazed at how ma...
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With God, the word ‘impossible’ is itself impossible.
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To be alone with myself in the space of silence is horrifying, for I know with the utmost certainty ...
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Sure, things die. Yet hard on the heels of every death there comes a birth. And if the life around m...
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To simply survive appears to be the choice of the plodding hoards that wander all around me. Therefo...
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I much prefer not to fall, unless of course I am falling into the hands of God.
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Authentic love is deciding to live on a one-way street where all the arrows point down the street an...
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Instead of the weight that sinks us, consequences are often the life preserver that saves us.
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The more we construct lives that prioritize safety, the bigger the prison we construct around oursel...
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Faith is the most unexercised muscle known to man.
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It is the fool who declares ‘I am ascending the summit,’ while he’s toddling around in the dit...
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I constantly pack my pockets full of worthless trinkets, and in such misguided gorging I leave my he...
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We can breathe in the sweet scent of a tepid summer’s meadow after the kiss of a warm rain, and in...
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Comfort is not a goal that I seek, rather it is a place that I hide.
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Timeless principles never age, and truth is as young as the day it was spoken into existence.
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In the thoughtlessness of my incessant hurry, I have made God an ‘addendum in’ my life verses th...
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