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Dustin Cannon
On 1/9/2015 our new baby boy was born. I have experienced few greater joys on this earth than the pure joy that is found in children. We learn so much about our relationship to God through our earthly families. We begin to have a distant idea of the beautiful and playful and lavish love of God...
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I recently posted on Facebook the joy I experienced during a recent worship service where young people received their first communion. I posted that it was truly beautiful to see young people trained up in the Word of God and sharing in the Holy Sacrament of the Altar. It brought tears to my eyes to...
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This may sound like some kind of pious heresy but, at times, I confess I have been thankful that I have fallen to some sin. I have noticed when I am “doing well” by my own accord and praying and reading the Bible and shouting “Glory” and so on I can start to feel proud...
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I have often been fondly reminiscent of the early days after my conversion to Christ. Much like the spouse who remembers a time when she and her husband were first in love, I have longed to go back and experience the joy and peace in Christ that I experienced when I first knew his salvation....
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Infant Baptism
Scripture says that we are saved by faith and that even our faith is a gift from God so that no one can boast. No one can say they have been saved by their own decision or will. Salvation by faith alone is a doctrine central to many Christian denominations. Yet, many are tempted to...
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Sound of Silence
And in the naked light I saw Ten thousand people, maybe more; People talking without speaking People hearing without listening, …And the people bowed and prayed To the neon god they made. (Sound of Silence, Simon and Garfunkel 1964) I wonder if Simon and Garfunkel could have ever known just how prophetic those lyrics would prove...
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Become Like Little Children
I was sitting at Jump watching the children play during Josiah’s birthday party. Jumping up-and-down. Laughing. As I was watching the children, play Matthew 18:3 came to mind. I’ve read that verse a hundred times before, but for some reason it seemed so much bigger to me than before. Truly, I say to you, unless...
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I was sitting in my car and I started crying. I had been sitting there praying about what to do. We had been struggling financially for the last few years but in more than 12 years of marriage, our family’s finances had never been this lean. It actually seemed like the Lord was going out...
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It was December 2011 and we had just lost our home to foreclosure. Our first night staying with my parents was the hardest for me. I remember just sitting there in the living room and feeling sort of numb and lost. Wondering where we would go from there and feeling like I had let my...
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