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I Lost 38 Pounds in 7 Months

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Friendships ft. Elin Vasquez

“The righteous should choose his friends carefully, For the way of the wicked leads them astray.” | Proverbs‬ ‭12:26‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ The topic of friendships can be either an exciting one or it can be pretty-sad to discuss depending on both the nature and context of it and/or the person(s) involved. In the featured video, Elin [...]

You Can Run, But You Can’t Hide

I had looked forward to Sunday morning all week.  After an unexpected, poorly planned move to a different city at the beginning of my semester, I had been running late to just about everything every-single-day. It was quite a small change that impacted me tremendously. Before I knew it I was driving longer distances, and [...]

Do We Seek The Living Among The Dead?

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“Why do you seek the living among the dead?” Luke 24:5 NKJV

During our church’s Resurrection Day service (2018), my pastor referenced Luke 24. We were reading as a church when he stopped at a question. In Luke 24, the women wept after learning that Jesus’ tomb was empty. There were two angels who appeared to the women, and asked “[W]hy do you seek the living among the dead?”

In honor of Jesus’ resurrection it would most appropriate to reference this passage, but there was something about the question that two angels asked that would not leave me alone. I just could not shake it. After service, I grew really tired that I decided to skip out on family dinners, and go home. While lying down, The Lord placed a message on my heart.

With this message, I decided to share it with all of you. Here’s a short video…

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Have You Stopped Listening?

The Traveling Lamp

“But they did not listen” {Jeremiah 7:26}

Have you ever been in a super long Starbucks’ line, waiting to place an order, and hear the conversations the people in the front—and the back—of you? You ever notice how you cannot make out what they are saying? Or—maybe I’m just the weird one in the room. For the most part I cannot understand them because the conversation does not concern me enough to draw into it. I hear them, but I’m not listening. Does that make sense? Well, let’s first start with Google.com’s definitions of what it mean to “hear,” and to “listen.”

Hear: “perceive with the ear the sound made by (someone or something)”

Listen: “give one’s attention to a sound.”

Listening and hearing are two separate things—but, they each support one another. Truthfully we must be willing to do both in our relationship with God.

“While you…

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