January 2017 – Jeremy Austill

Month: January 2017

  • I am tentatively entering the fray… Rarely does a social media post, a meme, a blog entry or even a lengthy article sufficiently cover all of the variables found in the hot button topics of our present American society…immigration, women’s rights, etc. Therefore, the echo chamber
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  • In a few months, hundreds of students and leaders will converge on Camp Jackson, a property set aside for decades as a meeting place between young people and the Lord. Our theme for this year’s camp experience is “The Movement // ROOTED”. Those familiar with our TYM Family are well versed in
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  • Truth. In recent weeks I have spent my morning meditation in the Psalms. Also, at times I pause during the mid day hour to pray through a psalm or two. Initially I assumed this would be a rather simple practice. After all, a healthy percentage of the most quoted scriptures in christiandom are
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  • Last night was fun. An unheralded and unranked Tennessee Vols basketball team defeated the future NBA player laden Kentucky Wildcats. Kentucky fans will point the rafters in Rupp Arena and their historical dominance over the Vols in an effort to soothe their pain. That’s fine. It’s not the
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  • I remember the moment vividly. I was in the first grade on the far edge of the playground out of ear-shot from our teachers or any other authority figures, surrounded by my “friends”. The region in West Tennessee where I grew up is notorious for substantial erosion issues. It is a place of
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  • As we find ourselves in the home stretch of January, many are concluding their various forms of fasting. I honor anyone who makes effort to bring flesh into submission for the purpose of knowing God. In recent years the book of Daniel has become an inspiration and model for set aside seasons of
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  • However you perceive the now upon us presidency of Donald Trump, his inauguration today stands as a historic moment. In my 38 years I have observed a few historic happenings…below are some of those occasions. 1985 – San Francisco 49ers defeat the Miami Dolphins in the Super Bowl.
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  • This truth is firmly established throughout the Gospels and Epistles, those who follow Jesus are citizens of the Kingdom of God. It is also understood this citizenship is of higher priority than our natural citizenship within a nation or state. The government of God supersedes the government of
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  • **More political thoughts during inauguration week… In the aftermath of the November Presidential election it seemed chaos and division reigned. Historians will reflect on this era of our nation and draw a plethora of conclusions, most of which will be skewed by their particular
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  • **Because this week culminates with our Presidential Inauguration, at the risk of disagreement and discomfort, I want to spend a few sentences discussing politics. I am well aware my 38 years of living provides a limited perspective on all matters, politics included. Some who read this have
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