taking it to the next level

I reached level 64 today. I’m glad it’s a multiplayer game. It wouldn’t be as much fun or as rewarding if you had to play alone.

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of gods and boxes

We make our own sacrifices and worship our own gods, from materialism to social justice. We have our own talismans, always connected to our human conceit.

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for Josh, at 21

It’s not enough to avoid bad influences. You have to surround yourself with better ones.

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day camp

Service can be connected to spiritual pride, something we “do for others” that makes us feel good about ourselves. There was none of that with this group.

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help wanted

There were classes in science, math, English and Nepali, all based on workbooks and recitation. I would not have been able to study, with the amazing view outside the open windows.

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Eating out with our host family, church planters in Nepal.

everyday riches

I could thank the Puritans for my luxuries, with their clean, industrious ways. I’m sure I can thank the Lord, whose mercies are new every morning—even in Nepal. I just want to remember how rich I am.

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what is the gospel?

The Gospel is true because it changes things and it changes us. We need to be changed. Just look around.

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getting the point

I wouldn’t say I have necessarily rediscovered the joy of handwriting, but it is a pleasant experience, experimenting with the different feel of different leads.

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Good Friday indeed

By 3 Jesus is dead, having spoken only seven times. The sky turns black, there is an earthquake, rocks split into, dead people come out of their graves, only to die once more. And we call this Good Friday.

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for Kenny and Katelyn, on covenant

Sacrifice is the essence of covenant making. And the sacrifice you both offer today is yourselves

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