The Microblog

Welcome to my microblog—home of my frequent and quite random granular thoughts. These posts are inherently incomplete and perhaps not fully explored. Feel free to engage me in the comments.

Are You On Top of Things?

All of us, to a degree, desire to be in control of our lives. We like to be on top of things, and when we are not, we become anxious, confused, and angry. The more we seek this control, however, the less peace we have. We lack peace because we forget deadlines, we are...

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Searching for Good Things Where They May Not Be Found

Sin is often wrought from righteous desires. In wrath we may seek justice, in sloth we may seek peace, and in lust we may seek intimacy. We seek after these desires with sin, but sin never brings us what we need. See how all of these are satisfied in Christ, and turn...

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Sin Never Satisfies

Too often, we think we can entertain sinful thoughts without falling into the bigger sins they lead into. Deep down in our hearts, even as Christians, we love sin and think we can be satisfied by a mere taste of it. We reenact arguments in our minds or take a second...

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Masquerading Poison as Medicine

Just because a pill is hard to swallow, does not make it the right medication. Just because something is hard to accept, does not make it true, and it does not make it right to say.   Many of us think that, in order to be considered lovers of the truth, we must...

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Do You Take All Sin Seriously?

A weed sprout, and the full weed it grows into, are both the same plant. We tend to justify what we consider smaller sins by comparing them to what we could be doing instead. We feel justified in our envy because we are not thieves, in hatred because we are not...

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Hatred of Others is Hatred of God’s Mercy

When you harbor hatred in your heart toward someone, you despise God’s mercy—your heart proclaims to God that such a person is not worthy of His forgiveness. How arrogant, coming from the mind of a sinner saved by grace! When God decides to bless someone you curse,...

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Beholding the Greatness of God in all Circumstances

God’s greatness is the foundation of all joy. It is a great shame that we so often forget God, who is the source of all happiness, the moment happiness comes to us! God is so great that He is worthy of worship no matter our circumstance. Wherever we are in life,...

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The Perfect Father Who Hears our Cries

Nothing sends shivers down your spine quite like the sound of a child crying for help—especially if that child is your own. When a child is in danger, even bystanders will rush in to save him, but nobody will ever run faster than that child’s father. We who have put...

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Killing Sin by Living to Christ

There is no power within us to defeat temptation at any point. Even the smallest of sins is too great for us to be victorious over on our own. The matter of killing sin, then, is not about mere personal restraint. Even if we do somehow succeed in putting off our...

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Prayer is the Root of Passion

We live in a time when it is considered acceptable to call oneself a Christian, and yet, have no zeal for God’s word, no fervor in worship, and no love for the lost. The reason why so many of us have this lack of passion is because we lack consistent prayer. We can...

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Do You Feel Like You Have Defeated Sin?

If you think yourself to be free of sin, that is because you have stopped fighting it. An enemy ceases to be an enemy when you start to call him your friend. Sin is a relentlessly crafty opponent—the moment you sheathe your blade, it will slit your throat. If you are...

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The Battle Cry of God’s Glory

The soldier who is convinced of the greatness of his king is the most willing to wage war in his name. The more you are in awe of King Jesus, the more His enemies will become your enemies as well, and the more you will battle against them. Only when you esteem the...

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Standing in God’s Shoes

The person who finds his greatest delight in himself has nothing worthwhile to delight in. He has placed himself in God’s shoes—his delight will quickly turn to despair when he realizes that he cannot fill them. We were created to worship, not to be worshiped. The man...

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The Only Relief From Our Pain

I speak from experience—when you get a migraine, you are not supposed to cry. To those who have never had a migraine, crying seems like it would make things better. The more you squint your eyes, and the louder you wail, however, the more agonizing the pain becomes....

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Breaking the Silence

It is better to listen than to speak, but it is worse to listen and never say anything. Nothing good comes out of a hasty answer, but nothing at all comes out of silence.

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Flipping the Iceberg

Hatred of others is like an iceberg—at surface level, it simply appears to be hatred of other people, but underneath lies a hidden hatred of God. Although it goes unnoticed, it is the weight of our God-hatred that keeps our man-hatred afloat. We hate other people...

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