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Art Meditations from Psalm 51

Check the shop for new artwork based on Psalm 51! Each piece is available individually or as a collection. Psalm 51 records David’s humble plea for mercy and forgiveness as he laments his sin of adultery. He starts by aknowledging his utter disregard for God’s law, and confesses his failure to reflect God’s standard of holiness. […]

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Productivity, Effectiveness, and Gospel Flourishing

I’ve been getting stuck lately. Two of my goals for this year are writing the first draft of my next book and filling my new shop with artwork. But I keep hitting obstacles to productivity. Sometimes it’s circumstances beyond my control (like health problems); sometimes it’s choices of necessity (like ministry responsibilities); sometimes it’s a […]

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New Look & New Features for DFD!

Something new has been brewing behind the scenes for several months now. I decided last year that the DFD brand and website was looking so . . . well, last year. So I started working to redesign the logo, revamp my purpose in blogging, and revitalize some of the website’s features. In between deputation and […]

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Do You Matter More Than God?

Do you matter more than God? That’s kind of a silly question, isn’t it? Any decent Christian is going to respond quickly with a big fat NO. But sometimes our actions disagree with that answer! For instance, when we . . . whine about interruptions or inconveniences. complain about being too busy or stressed. throw […]

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Life Lately – April 2018

Now that it’s April, I’m finally setting my New Year’s goals. But before you think I’m a horrible procrastinator, let me confess that I did set one goal back in January — to put off goal-setting until my latest grad class was complete. I knew that planning and dreaming would either distract me from my studies, or […]

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You Are Called to Be Creative

After I was diagnosed with Wegener’s, I went through a period where the most I could do during the day was stumble to the couch for a change of scenery. I read light fiction or watched movies, and that was about it. Nothing creative, nothing requiring any sort of energy output. Thankfully, that period didn’t […]

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12 Great Books Any Valentine Will Love

Does anyone else struggle to know what to give on Valentine’s Day? I’m not really a “romantic” sort of person — I’d rather give (or receive) something nice but useful, like beautiful Scripture art or something for a favorite hobby, than chocolate or a stuffed bear. (Though I admit flowers are always nice, as long […]

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