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Faithful Doubters – Sermon

Mark 9:14-29 14 When they came to the disciples, they saw a great crowd around them, and some scribes arguing with them. 15 When the whole crowd saw him, they were immediately overcome with awe, and they ran forward to greet him. 16 He asked them, “What are you arguing about with them?” 17 Someone from the crowd answered him, “Teacher, I brought you ...

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Memory from the wilderness with Explore Austin

This year I had the fantastic opportunity of working at Explore Austin, a nonprofit that serves teenagers in East Austin through Leadership, Mentoring, and Adventure. For four months I was their office manager, and during that time I was sent on one of their Summer Wilderness Trips in the Hill Country. When I got back, I wrote a short essay for them to include on ...

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“Surrender” – a Poem

Surrender! The pirate God yells To frantic meOn my little canoeWith nothing but closed fists for protectionAgainst the towering boat above.My hopes to reach my dreams, An island paradise, dashedWith my boat sinking, insufficient to get me thereSinking from every self-doubt I poked through it Surrender!He calls againLooking all fierce and untameBut what if he ...

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Poetry reading circle

My experience in English class in high school made me wary of poetry. We had to study poetry in order to take the AP English exam, and the way we talked about it in class confounded me.  Basically, we read old poetry that didn't make a lot of sense to me and we were required to write essays about the meaning of it. The kicker was that the student who came up ...

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A word of caution for your grandmothers around finals time

Hey college and graduate students! Finals are fast approaching. And I have a word of warning for your grandmothers. Tell them to take care. Did you know that there is a sudden increase of deaths among students’ relatives at the end of the semester? After years of observation, many professors will attest to this. One professor said that in an average semester, ...

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What is enough? – My struggle with wanting

Once upon a time, there was a little girl. She was born into a respectable middle-class family in America. As she played with her barbie dolls and ran throughout the house in her princess costume, everyday she could see a bumper sticker sitting on her dad's bookshelf which read, "He who dies with the most toys, wins." Her dad thought it was humorous. That little ...

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Discerning essentials and defining priorities

As a student, you have to do what the teachers say. You read the books they think are important and complete projects they think will benefit you. In my final semester of seminary, though, ...

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