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Brandon Christopher Warren

Are you Building a House of Expectations?

One of my favorite things about life is that it’s never quite what we expect it to be. I’m way too prone to plan-making and goal-setting. Not bad things in and of themselves, but certainly bad when they build a house of expectations that I will never have the chance to live in. On the [...]

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Consider the Pigeons

“Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” Matthew 6:26 I sit on a hard wooden bench, waiting at a bus stop in Fiji. The day is hot, a breeze not yet [...]

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When God Beckons, Will You Follow?

In the fifth book of The Chronicles of Narnia, the Pevensie children are summoned back to Narnia to aid Prince Caspian in his fight to defeat the bad king and restore the land back to what it once was, now deemed “Old Narnia.” At one point in this beloved story, the children are en route [...]

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Are You Living in Honest Fear?

  When I’m being vulnerable, I’m willing to admit that I believe Jesus has called me to a ministry of writing and teaching for women. I will tell you that I thoroughly enjoy studying theology and translating Greek. I will confess how much I adore sitting at the computer with a blank Word document open [...]

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Do You Have An Identity Crisis?

“Your identity is in Christ, Jenn. Nothing else matters.” Yeah, that sure sounds great. But what does that actually mean and how does it make my life look different tomorrow than it did today? It’s easy to throw out “Christiany” phrases and pretend like everyone knows what they mean. But truthfully, I don’t know if [...]

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What is “Aslan’s How”?

“but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Romans 5:8 I have been utterly captured lately by the series of children’s stories written by C.S. Lewis. A lover of his more theological books, I have been taken by the simplicity of Truth that Lewis incorporates [...]

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Craving Deeper Waters

“Measuring as he went, he took me along the stream for 1,750 feet and then led me across. The water was up to my ankles.  He measured off another 1,750 feet and led me across again. This time the water was up to my knees. After another 1,750 feet, it was up to my waist.  Then [...]

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Are You in the Desert?

  “The Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He knows your going through this great wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you. You have lacked nothing.” Deuteronomy 2:7 If you were to rewind time back fifteen years and look for me as a kid on [...]

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Buy Back Your Time

"Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, making the best use of the time, because the days are evil." Ephesians 5:15-16 ESV This morning at Starbucks, I bought a Venti Blonde coffee with classic syrup and half and half. I bought a cup of oatmeal in which they put too [...]

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Why Do We Battle With Social Media?

Facebook. Twitter. Instagram. Blogging. Pinterest. From posting pictures, to sharing statuses, to adding and deleting “friends” at will, we have made an idol of our image. We are a part of a culture that has been completely overwhelmed with a need and desire to show the world our best side, and our best side only. [...]