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Deacon Speakin'

Sep 30, 2019

Being true to yourself is an opportunity to reunite with God’s intention for you. Before that reunion, all else is only temporarily satisfying and then you are reaching for the next unattainable - it is a self-gratification and a staple in our modern society. It is also a great lie. Your roots are truth.

Sep 22, 2019

It shouldn’t be easy. It should hurt a bit, it should sting, and have a tinge of bitterness...because the taste of separation shouldn’t be desirable, but it should be necessary to end one chapter and start another - or else why would we appreciate the successes that letting go brings.

Sep 15, 2019

God spoke to Saul in an undeniable way that got his attention. Perhaps more remarkable, Saul listened, and believed, and followed. Whenever I hear the story of St Paul, it is a reminder of hope. Hope that even a broken sinner like me is not hopeless in God’s eyes. And even though we might not get knocked out of the...

Sep 8, 2019

Even as faithful followers of Christ, even as the best intended Christians, we can still find ourselves blindly sitting and crying out. What if we aren’t called to know Him better because someone else really didn’t have the time for us? What if our desperation and hopelessness was just too much of a burden for...

Sep 1, 2019

Family reunions always do well to re-inflate my tires after they have been running low for a time. They remind of who I am and where I come from, and they give me courage to approach the world armed with the backing of generations before me who made me what I am and make me who I will be. God’s family is the exact...