10 of the Randomest Reflections on My 31st Birthday

Just a few random reflections on my 31st birthday: I was born on this day 31 years ago in the middle of a blizzard in Milwaukee, WI. At 31 years old, I am finally the same age that my mother was when she had me. So she is officially twice my age! Go mom! Speaking …

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Reflecting on My Pentecostal Heritage (and Remembering Brownsville, too)

One of the most poignant scriptures in all of the Bible (for me) lies in Matthew 7. It says: “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.  Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did …

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Developing Endurance (or How I Learned Not to Be Like the Israelites)

A few mornings ago, I snuck out of bed early to spend a little time in prayer and Bible reading. After reading a few chapters in Numbers about our dear friends, the Israelites, and their tendency to complain about everything, I found myself in Hebrews 10, encouraging myself to hold fast to maintaining my faith …

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