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Dare you to move

Over ten years ago, on the Christian music scene, there was a song that really grew big and popular. Even I was listening to it on repeat (I still do every so often!). It’s called “Dare you to move” by Switchfoot. It was made popular also due to a Christian film called “A Walk to Remember”. I remember people had pre-warned me that if I wanted a good cry, this film would do just that… and yep, it did. (side point, I also remember back then Bert made it a big deal and refused to watch it… I’m not sure if he’s still seen it or not? Hmm.) Anyway. Everyone knew the storyline. The main character dies and then the boy repents from his old ways…. (sorry about ruining it for you if you haven’t seen it.)

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Do Justly

A lot has been written about the terrorist attacks in the offices of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. The death of the journalists and artists has been declared a war against free speech. And any attack against free speech is an attack on freedom and justice. Here in the west, we hold firmly onto the values of freedom of speech and freedom of expression. And yet we live with this awkward tension between the defence of free speech and the defence against hate speech.

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forgetfulness

I think I’m becoming more forgetful as I get older.

I forget where I left my car keys. I forget where I parked my car.
I forgot what time my kids finish school. I forget what days they have activities.
I always forget something on my shopping list. Even when I write it down.
And people over 30 will agree with me, at some point we start forgetting how old we are. (though that might be a deliberate forgetting.)

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Micah 6:8 – 2015 Theme

He has told you, O man, what is good;
and what does the Lord require of you
but to do justice, and to love kindness,
and to walk humbly with your God?
-Micah 6:8

We spend a lot of our time wondering what God’s will is for our lives. I think it’s one of the most common questions people ask me. “What does God want me to do?” And many times it’s a legitimate question. We’re seeking God for his guidance in a particular situation, or wisdom in how to act.

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