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What is truth?

What is truth? It’s hard to figure out while we sit in front of the flat screen. It seems like relativity grows with our TV shows and our constant fight between things that used to be clearly black and white, wrong and right. Someone once said that “there’s nothing new under the sun” – and as I hear about everything going wrong with our world, I’m reminded that without Jesus at the center of our lives, we will always be left with desperate hearts and empty hands.Waking up is hard to do when everyone around you is sleeping. I’ve been chained up in the prison cell of my own laziness – I have a hard time ever coming into contact with truth so I’m left to define for myself what is true for me while everyone around me tells me I can’t really know what it is. I’ve constantly wondered, will we ever let truth inside our house? Will we ever let it come and break off the chains that keep us confined to our own couches? Around here we talk a lot about revolution – we dream of what our cities mig…

Time

Someone once said, “Time is money”, but they were wrong. Unlike money, everyone starts everyday with the exact same amount of time, 24 hours. It is absolutely your choice how you spend that time. If you find yourself saying, “I just don’t have enough time in the day” or “I don’t know where all my time goes” or “I just can’t find the time”, then you probably need to control your time better. You have just as much time as everyone else – you have just chosen to spend it differently. Time is an incredible resource that often gets thrown in the trash can without much thought.
It would be nearly impossible to calculate the amount of time I have spent connected to some type of media outlet over the past year, whether television or cell phone or internet. Sadly, most of that time has been wasted. I can never get it back. I tried to shoot 200 shots a day (outside of practice) during my high school basketball career so I could be the proud owner of a consistent jump shot – which has helped me i…