Fresh Starts: How to Make a Clean Break

I don’t think a great many of us would like to admit that we have enemies in this life. Most of us are happy to be team players, to get along with as many as possible, to not have a dark side. But lately, I have discovered an enemy in my life, and he is vile. He is out to get me, of this I am certain. His sole purpose in life is to make sure that I don’t succeed, that I find my way to trouble, tha…

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Fresh Starts: Starting Over

As is often the case, my family and I went on a trip to New York City this summer to visit family, and just unplug for a while. As is also often the case, I went into the city for a day by myself. As a naturally introverted person, and as one married to someone who hates cities, this arrangement seems to work out well for everyone. I get a little bit of alone time, Sarah doesn’t have to go into t…

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Sinner!

(Editor’s Note: This had originally been intended to be a video series, but time constraints have forced us back to the standard issue written blog. Perhaps later posts will be video, but for now apologies to all those who had hopes of seeing this set to film.) When I was in college, I switched majors from music education to religious studies. My music education friends just couldn’t understand thi…

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Make Like a Tree: Roots

This is the first post in a 5-post series entitled, “Make Like a Tree.” Feel free to check out each of the posts! One of the biggest struggles I have working with people is making sure that we’re all on the same page with the amount of effort that we think our task is going to take. This is equally true if the project is painting a bedroom or working through a season of depression. We’ve probably all see…

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Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven but Nobody Wants to Die

I know, I know. Not the cheeriest title to start the New Year with, huh? But we here at the Westminster Blog wanted to start the new year thinking about fresh starts, about clearing the slate, about making things as they ought to be. For me, this means looking hard at resurrection. Resurrection is bringing life from death. Resurrection is about putting the old way of doing things behind us, and…

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