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Building the Foundation

Walk as children of light (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. Ephesians 5:8-10 Over the weekend, we made one of our snow sculptures, the picture of which I’ll include here (full disclosure – the kids…
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Arrested for Possession of Drugs and Guns

Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. Therefore do not become partners with them; for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Ephesians 5:6-7 Working with the incarcerated, it’s common to hear…
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Things I Shouldn’t Joke About

Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. Ephesians 5:4 I’ve seen other people pretend to be intoxicated, attempting to be humorous, and for them it can be funny. For me however, even though I’ve been sober for seven years, it’s…
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Sex On the Brain

But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints . . . everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous, has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. Ephesians 5:3-5 I grew up in a Christian faith which imparted…
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Misunderstanding Love

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God. Ephesians 5:1-2 When I first fell in love with my wife, I must admit that it was initially more of an infatuation. Instead of “I love…
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Covid Rage and Resentments

Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Ephesians 4:31 Though I can argue and debate, with Covid-19, I’ve grown quite weary of it. There was a time though, a few months back, when it seemed everyone wanted to fight about the topic.…
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Can I Move God?

Do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Ephesians 4:30 If you’d have asked me 15 years ago what was most important to me, I’d have told you my wife and children were my top priorities. I honestly believed those were the most important people…
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Naughty Words

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. Ephesians 4:29 As Christians, we know we’re supposed to do good things. We know we’re supposed to love God, obey him, and love our…
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How Would You Like to Make $500 an Hour?

Let the thief no longer steal, but rather let him labor, doing honest work with his own hands, so that he may have something to share with anyone in need. Ephesians 4:28 Once in jail, I met a man who explained his moral dilemma. When he was out, he knew he could get a regular…
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Be Kind

Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. Ephesians 4:32 There are places and situations that evoke certain emotional and behavioral responses in me. At the gym, I’m competitive. At work, I try to be professional. In a political discussion, I’m antagonistic. Today though, is Christmas, and all…
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