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The History, Symbolism, and Teaching of Easter Egg Hunts

16th century Protestant Reformer Martin Luther is believed to have been the first Christian leader known to hold Easter Egg Hunts. Easter and eggs go back centuries earlier, though. Throughout the medieval period eggs were one of the foods required to be fasted for the 40 days of Lent. Easter Sunday broke the fast with a joyful feast in which eggs played […]

By | April 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|

A Season for Fruit

Journal Entry:

Quarantine day 10035…. The locals are growing restless, demands are on the rise, outside influencers have been on high attack. Food & essentials are getting more difficult to come by. As days pass, hysteria continues to increase.

Does this sound a little bit like a sci-fi movie or maybe a dystopian book to you? If I’m honest, this is a little bit of my irrational thinking that has begun to creep […]

By | April 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|


Fear is not matter. It is not a thing made of molecules that form into a physical entity that can be fought and conquered. It is not an enemy with wit and intelligence so that it could be thwarted. Nor is it built from protons and neutrons creating a violent force to be reckoned with.

Fear is an idea. 

A concept. It is a shadow of the truth casting doubt on reality. […]

By | April 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Potato-Head Man

This year has quickly become known as the “year of the virus”—a reality-warping, news-dominating and seemingly unrelenting force labeled: “COVID-19,” or “Coronavirus.” It will go down in my mind as the year in which the absence of toilet paper sent an alarming signal to my brain (and this was not only in the shopping aisle at Walmart). Like the one that blares internally after sitting in a public restroom on discovery of a useless tube of […]

By | April 2nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Faith in Frustration

During these uncertain and tumultuous times in our world, it can be easy to be caught up in the negative; for fear to reign instead of Jesus. What I love about the Bible is that it is full of stories of people wrestling through troubling seasons. The Bible never veers away from pain and anxiety, as if those who love God will not face it, but it shows the lives […]

By | March 31st, 2020|Uncategorized|

Maturity in Discipleship

Pastor Davis challenged us on Sunday to live a life worth replicating in active up(ward), across(lateral), and down(ward) discipleship relationships. My aim through this post is to provide you with a list of qualities and understandings of faith one should filter through potential or existing discipleship relationships to help gauge their knowledge, wisdom, and maturity presently.  Through this vetting we can guard ourselves from false teachers and gain confidence […]

By | March 23rd, 2020|Uncategorized|
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