Posts in Nehemiah
How Horror Can Be A Mirror

There was a horrific school shooting two weeks ago in Florida, the details of which are hard to swallow for even the most desensitized or indifferent.

It was extremely hard for this teacher to hear as well. I found myself reading every article I could find, pulled into the black hole of the internet, scouring every detail.

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Are You Your Own Worst Enemy?

The lies within us partner with our personalities or internal wiring and lead us right into sin. That gravitational pull to sin then paralyzes our hands, and we become ineffective for the kingdom, stymieing the work God has led us to accomplish.


The defense that we need, then, must be internal as well as external. We must combat our own selves, and Nehemiah gratefully gives a picture of where it must start.

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While You Wait...

In the Fall of 2014, I felt the Holy Spirit urging me to pray a specific and uncharacteristic prayer.

Before I lay it all out, I probably need to communicate what makes the prayer uncharacteristic. First of all, you need to know that I am not a visionary. Meaning, I’m not the one dreaming big dreams of the future with pie-in-the-sky aspirations. I'm more of a doer. I’m going to be the one in the trenches working hard to make someone else’s ideas happen. Second, I am perfectly happy with that. I like “the doing” just fine.

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