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A Time to Embrace

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The conversation is seared into my brain.

We were at the kitchen table eating breakfast with my dad, studying Scripture, and processing how we are prone to see suffering as an inconvenience rather than what it is, love from God, when one of our best friends said,

“[Suffering] actually produces gold and then you level up (1 Peter 1:6-7), like in a video game, so you almost want to go find land mines joyfully and destroy them so we get more of Christ.”

For a couple of years, my constant prayer has been that I would not resist anything that would make me look more like Christ. But Daniel’s words at breakfast opened up a completely new (and convicting) perspective.

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Monday Morning Munch No. 58 – Pesky Feelings and a Letter to Myself

Jim Elliot False Emotions

Do you ever feel like you’re in over your head?
Smothering from the weight of the task in front of you?
Or maybe you just feel hopeless?

You’re not alone.

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Monday Morning Munch No. 30 – Call and Response



“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20 ESV)


“I’ll take that under consideration.”

Every call demands a response.

Jesus’ command is to go. Most of the time our response is to sit.

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