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Reflections from a gun owner.

From left to right: GSG5 (.22), Bushmaster (.223), AK74 (5.45x39), Bersa Thunder (.380)

From left to right: GSG5 (.22), Bushmaster (.223), AK74 (5.45×39), Bersa Thunder (.380)

I’m not going to write a post with my opinions about the events at Sandy Hook Elementary last week. There are plenty of opinions floating around the blogoshpere, and adding another page of digital drivel isn’t going to do anyone any good. The last thing I want to do is to provide my own theological reasoning for the events, as if that would somehow make sense of what happened or console those affected. So, to that end, I will not post my thoughts on why or how or what we should do next. As a gun owner, however, I have spent a lot of time reflecting on what this means for me. I’ve owned several assault rifles, among many other types of firearms, ever since I’ve been legally allowed to. I’ve had many “AR-15” and AK-47 type weapons, some of which I still own today. In my home right now is a Bushmaster “M4” style rifle, very similar to those used in many of the shootings happening in an alarming rate all across the nation. I’ve been asking myself this question: “Why do I own these?”. I can’t hardly pretend that I need such high powered rifles to defend my home. I don’t have very much time for recreational shooting like I did when I was younger, and even if I did I would be doing so with my children, who I would not let use such heavy firepower. I don’t hunt. I’m not going to war. What good could possibly come from my possession of such weapons? None. If there is no practical purpose for my ownership of such weapons, then it is time for them to go.

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What if God is pro-choice?

 

Before I begin, I would like to say that I am pro-life, and that the Bible clearly teaches that human life is sacred…but what if God is pro-choice?

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Tzaraath

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As a long time psoriasis sufferer, I often feel like a leper.  It is often depressing and even faith shaking.  Luckily, as I drift further into solitude, separating myself from the world for fear of what they might think and say, I find more and more solace in the word.  I wanted to take a second to list some of my favorite verses that help me deal with my disease.  If you are a psoriasis sufferer or know anyone who is, these might be helpful to you too…enjoy!

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A little late for resolutions…

Me & my girls at the Mt. Tabor New Year's Eve Bash

Well, it’s a new year.  It’s time to start reflecting on the past year and to think about the year to come.  2011 was very eventful and exciting for me, with the birth of my first son, Jack, and starting school at Taylor University…there were definitely a lot of ‘ups’ and a few ‘downs’ too, but all in all, it was a good year.  I can’t wait to see what 2012 holds for me and my family, and where God will lead me next!

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Holier than thou

If you are a convert to Christianity, and didn’t grow up in a Christian home or atmosphere, you’ve no doubt received criticism about your faith from friends, coworkers or family that just don’t seem to understand your decision to follow Christ.  I was recently said to have a “holier than thou personality” from a family member, and it really got me thinking about what prompted such a scathing comment.

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