Awakenings

Discovering raw authenticity & spirituality

“All of these events are signs of the times, and evidence that Jesus is coming soon…”  These are words and phrases that many of us have heard, especially recently with some of the latest news.  Although there is nothing inherently wrong with these phrases, they seem to carry a very real danger that is seen …

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There’s this t-shirt out there that says “They Will Know We Are Christians by our T-shirts.”  Which is kinda funny, and kinda sad. It seems lately that the first part of this phrase could go many different directions.  Let’s try some: They will know we are Christians by our…Facebook Updates They will know we are …

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Have you ever been disenfranchised with Church, Christianity, etc?  I have.  I have come so close to “leaving” because I’m so fed up with all the politics, all the drama, all the lines drawn in the sand by professed followers of God.  I’m so tired of all the expectations that can be put on people. …

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It’s funny when you ask some people, “what is the church?” and they may answer that it’s “the building that’s down the road with the steeple on it.”  Some people will answer that it’s a group of people who “follow God” (whatever that means) and who like to wear t-shirts and bumper stickers to let …

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Steve and I had no idea what we had gotten ourselves into.  The music was bumping, the crowd was excited.  We were about 4 rows back from the stage.  Unbeknownst to us our world was about to be rattled.  We were at a Youth Leader’s event, the auditorium filled with fellow Youth workers, all getting …

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