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Selfish? Or submissive?

October 26, 2012

Several months ago I was praying at the altar, once again laying my cares and burdens at the feet of Jesus. As I stood there, I began to think, “Why am I always casting my cares on God? Isn’t that selfish? Shouldn’t I be serving Him with my life rather than burdening Him with my cares?”

But as I continued praying I believe God whispered to my heart and I realized something very important – bringing our cares to the Lord shows that He is sovereign in our lives.

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The Next Generation…

September 25, 2012

“I love preaching to youth. You are the next generation.”

I sat in youth service listening to the guest speaker, a young man not much older than myself, and wondered how many times I had heard those words before.

“You are the next generation.” “You are tomorrow’s leaders.” “You are the workforce of the future.”

Yes, teenagers and young 20-somethings have great potential and will eventually become the unmoving pillars of the church. But the question almost asked itself…

“Why are we the next generation when we are living in a now world? Why are we the next generation when we could be the now generation?”

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The Son of God

April 2, 2012

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These hands…

March 27, 2012


They are not beautiful hands.

Working with wood for years have created calluses and scars which are easily lined with dust. The sun has turned them a deep tan from long exposure.

They are the hands of a worker.

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Of Tests and Trials

March 20, 2012

As a Christian, something I’ve always struggled with is the idea of God testing his children.

I can understand God rebuking us for our sinful actions. I know that there are consequences which we bring upon ourselves.

But the idea that God tests our loyalty to and love for Him seemed pointless to me.

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Mustard Seeds

February 6, 2011

Welcome to Mustard Seed – Faith Enough to Move Mountains!

This blog has been a dream, or conviction, of mine for several months now. I have long known that God has given me some talent as a writer, but I have never truly begun to put that talent to use for the Kingdom of God.
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