May 2015


How different would the world be if we always helped each other?

FWL--Help each other

James 2:21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered Isaac his son on the altar? 22 Do you see that faith was working together with his works, and by works faith was made perfect? Each time I’ve read the entire passage for this month, I’ve glossed over the fact that it is a dialogue between James and multiple people. When I finally think about it, everyone in the group that James was speaking to didn’t seem to realize the value of work. I seemed like everyone put a significant weight on faith. Ultimately, I take this […]

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Anything worth having takes hard work

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James 2:14 What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him?   This project is a prime example of the variations that we may all need in the Universal Equation. I’ve needed to have an extremely large amount of faith AND work to get to this point. And I’m still not done! I know it may be an uncomfortable reference but the last part of this verse speaks to me like that interlude in The College Dropout by Kanye West, where the homeless college graduate is asserting that […]

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The greatest rewards require hard work

Faith.Work.Life. Hard Work

“What does it profit, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can faith save him? If a brother or sister is naked and destitute of daily food, and one of you says to them, “Depart in peace, be warmed and filled,” but you do not give them the things which are needed for the body, what does it profit? Thus also faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.”~James 2: 14-17 For most of my life, I’ve been above average at everything I’ve done. And unfortunately in some close circles my […]

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