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Forfeit

34b…If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. 35For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake and the gospel’s will save it. 36For what does it profit a man to gain the whole world and forfeit his soul?
– Mark 8:34-37

Humanity has come a long way, hasn’t it? We have accomplished […]

By | January 15th, 2022|Uncategorized|

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The Lord’s Army

“God has willed that we should seek and find His living Word in the witness of a brother, in the mouth of man. Therefore, the Christian needs another Christian who speaks God’s Word to Him. He needs him again and again when he becomes uncertain and discouraged, for by himself he cannot help himself without belying the truth. He needs his brother man as a bearer and proclaimer […]

By | January 6th, 2022|Uncategorized|

Authority to Go

After Jesus’ resurrection, He had one more teaching segment left for his disciples.  According to Matthew 28:16, the disciples went to Galilee, for their small group meeting with Jesus.  One might think that after his resurrection, the whole crew would bow before the Lord and worship Him in adoration and joy, but like many of us at times, “…some doubted” (Mat. 28:17).  Jesus decides it’s time to sit down and […]

By | January 1st, 2022|Uncategorized|

Gas Lit Joy

A couple weeks ago, the DeHoog household received a Christmas card from a dear friend on which the sentiment read, “It’s the Season of Joy, may your days be filled with things that make you smile.”  Knowing the friend as I do, I am confident she sincerely meant every word of that card, but it hit me a little odd at the time.

As someone who has wrestled deeply with depression, […]

By | December 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|

Not Another Hallmark Christmas

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.” 

I have often read this verse through the filter of […]

By | December 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Oh Come Thou Day Spring

The blowing cold of winter cuts to the bone. From pinpricks to numbness, flesh is consumed by the frigid air. Harrowed by howls of the winter night, shivers are knee jerk. In the midst of our trembling and curled forms trapping in precious heat, we await the dawn. We await the golden ray to color the snowy tundra and melt our sorrow and gooseflesh. The writer of the beloved Christmas […]

By | November 30th, 2021|Uncategorized|
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