Stand Firm in the Trials

A biblical lesson in perseverance in the midst of hardships and trials.

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The Purpose of Hardship

Reflections on walking through hardship from James 1:2-4.

Catching Up, an Update

Boy, oh boy what a couple of months these have been!  I’m glad to say that things are starting to calm down a little bit and I’m finally able to give this blog more of the attention it deserves.  The last few weeks before the move were packed with long work hours and the stress […]

Hozier- Take Me to Church, or Why Non-Christians Don’t Like Christians pt. 2

Click here to read part 1 I’ve heard Hozier’s Take Me to Church in a number of places in recent days and it’s been on my mind a lot.  The song is amazingly well-written but I am troubled by the message of the song for two reasons. It offers, yet another, insight into why non-Christians […]

The Snare of Perfection and Self-Reliance

A quick reflection on the struggles with perfectionism and self-reliance.

Why Non-Christians Don’t Like Christians, or What are We Doing Wrong?

A quick consideration and response to a post by hessianwithteeth.

Changes are Coming!

Thanks again to all of you who have supported me in my blogging past.  I wanted to take a moment and update you on some changes to look forward to in coming days, weeks, and months. 1. New Domain In the near future AncientAbandon.wordpress.com will become AncientAbandon.com! 2. New Direction Up to now this blog […]

Q&A: Regarding Ashes and Isaiah 61:3

A friend recently asked me about why people used to cover themselves in ashes and as I considered how best to answer her I figured the process God led me through would make a good post as well. She had been directed to Isaiah 61:3 which as most of you probably know has become a […]