A Lenten Fast

Every year, I head into the season of Lent with good intentions and high hopes. This year, I want to go deeper in my faith. This year, I want to grow closer to Jesus. This year, I want to become more aware of God’s presence. This year, I want to...

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The Moments Before Sunrise

One of my absolute, very favorite moments of the year during my time in Murfreesboro happened every Easter Sunday at about 5:30 in the morning.  Throughout Lent, a large cross stood on the lawn in front of the church, similar to the one we have...

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Morning Through Shadows

JRR Tolkien said, “You can only come to the morning through the shadows.” I think we, as Christians, do a great job of rejoicing in the resurrection, but sometimes we leave off the part where we found out what Jesus was resurrected from. That...

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Preparing for Easter

“I thank my God every time I remember you, constantly praying with joy in every one of my prayers for all of you, because of your sharing in the gospel from the first day until now. I am confident of this, that the one who began a good work among...

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