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Miscellanies: How I’m Beating Anxiety
November 1, 2016
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Miscellanies: How I’m Beating Anxiety
There’s a future version of Adam Mabry that I’m working to become. He’s better, smarter, wiser, more loving, and host of other things that I’m not at the moment. You probably do this, too. Heck, the Bible does. The Scriptures hold out the hope of resurrection and the perfect, glorified future that goes with it. […]
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3 Reasons I Don’t Believe God
September 15, 2016
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When someone I trust makes me a promise, I believe them. Why isn’t this true when God makes me a promise? I believe in God, but sometimes I don’t believe God. Believing in God and believing God are not the same. In prepositions lie the power of life and death. I Don’t Know Them I can’t […]
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3 Reasons We Must Fight for Joy in God
August 3, 2016
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3 Reasons We Must Fight for Joy in God
“To the world, the dejected Christian seems to accuse God and His service, as if he openly called Him a rigorous, hard, unacceptable Master, and His work a sad unpleasant thing… You are born and new born for God’s honor; and will you thus dishonor Him before the world?”   Richard Baxter, 1830. I’m going to […]
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3 Trust Issues We All Have
May 26, 2016
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3 Trust Issues We All Have
Trust is a sticky issue for most of us. In bygone days, we weren’t constantly bombarded with story after story of human untrustworthiness. But today our feeds are filled with clickbait-laden stories of how everyone is really quite untrustworthy. Small wonder, then, that when it comes to trusting God or anyone else, we struggle. Romans […]
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The Wonder of Weakness
April 2, 2016
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The Wonder of Weakness
Like you, I feel constant pressure to look better, stronger, and more successful than I actually am. The world likes the strong. We root for them. We pay them millions to be stronger than others. God, however, seems to be drawn to the weak. “Arise, O Lord; O God, lift up your hand; forget not […]
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#PrayLikeJesus
March 21, 2016
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#PrayLikeJesus
For whatever reason, we have a tendency to complicate spiritually simple matters. One such simple matter is prayer. When Jesus taught his disciples to pray, he didn’t write them a book or hold a seminar. Nor did he launch into a really long sermon. He simply said, “When you pray, say: ‘Father, hallowed be your name. Your […]
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What is (Not) God’s Love?
March 14, 2016
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What is (Not) God’s Love?
God loves you. This is true, good, right, llnd beautiful. But, it’s not a rug under which we can sweep all our unrepentant sin, willful disobedience, and excuse-laden, self-aggrandizing determination to do what we want. God loves us, and His love for us is different that we may think. How God (Doesn’t) Love Us In […]
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Abraham Kept Going
March 7, 2016
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Abraham Kept Going
This is crazy to me. Abraham had no Bible, no preachers, no church building … hardly anything to go on. Abraham was a retiree looking forward to living out his days in the city of Ur, in a nice house overlooking the Euphrates river. Seemingly out of nowhere, God speaks to this man, promising to […]
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Never Enough
February 23, 2016
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Never Enough
Sundays are a 17+ hour day for me, and I love them. But, every Sunday, without exception, I arrive home and feel like I should have done more. Awaiting my arrival home are usually emails from folks who thought I didn’t/wasn’t x enough. Accompanying them are other emails from other folks who thought I did/was x too much. […]
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The Instructive Power of Anxiety
February 19, 2016
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The Instructive Power of Anxiety
Anxiety is the emotion of unbelief.  That’s what my friend Greg Mitchell likes to say. The more I’ve lived and thought about it, the more true I’ve found it. I don’t know about you but I feel anxious regularly, about all kinds of things. Recently, I received some ministry-related news that gave me anxiety. It […]