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What If I Got Everything I Prayed For?

If you ask me anything in my name, I will do it. John 14:14 As a child, I viewed this passage with awe and hope. You mean you will give me anything I ask for, God? It sounds absurd now, but I wanted to fly like superman. So, I prayed. When my prayer wasn’t answered,…
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Christianity’s Exclusivity Problem

I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. John 14:6 Probably the most common objection I hear to my faith is regarding the exclusivity of Christianity. There are those who don’t believe in God at all, but many who believe in some God, reject…
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Angry on the Roof

By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another. John 13:35 Once a week, I’ve been shooting videos from the blog to post on Facebook. Usually, it’s pretty short and simple. I normally require just one or two attempts and then I’m done. Last week though,…
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I Cannot Stop

So, after receiving the morsel of bread, he immediately went out. John 13:30 Near the end of my active drug addiction, I knew time was running out. I could just feel life collapsing as the consequences of my behavior approached. Any sane person would have stopped, but I didn’t. I knew I was on a…
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Do I Have a Disease or Do I Have a Choice?

So when he had dipped the morsel, he gave it to Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot. Then after he had taken the morsel, Satan entered into him. John 13:26-27 It’s common, when reading about modern medicine’s understanding of addiction to come across a statement like this. Under the old paradigm, we understood addiction as…
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When My Telephone Service Was Disconnected

If you know these things, blessed are you if you do them. John 13:17 In medical school, I lived with two other guys in a house with an actual telephone on the wall. This was before mobile phones, and so we relied on that phone to communicate with the outside world. One day, much to…
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Waiting Tables

If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you also should do just as I have done to you. John 13:14-15 I waited tables in college to make ends meet. It was decent money, but I…
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When I Missed My Daughter’s Birthday

If anyone hears my words and does not keep them, I do not judge him; for I did not come to judge the world but to save the world. John 12:47 I missed my daughter’s 12th birthday, not for any valiant reason, but because I was in treatment. When I entered treatment, I made it…
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Walking in the Light

Walk while you have the light, lest darkness overtake you. John 12:35 In pursuing faith and recovery, I’ve believed in and looked to the Bible for answers. I prefer concrete, explicit instructions, and sometimes, I’m frustrated by all the metaphors about seeds, plants and light. In todays’ passage, Jesus commanded us to walk in the…
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Affirmation Addiction

They loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God. John 12:43 I grew up being a people-pleaser. I’ve derived much instant, but fleeting, gratification from those who’ve confirmed that I’m kind, smart, and successful. I dislike that I’ve craved this affirmation, but my annoyance hasn’t actually overridden my…
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