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Nathan Hale
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Christian, husband, father, musician
Christian, husband, father, musician

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Has something ever happened to you that changed your reality to such extent that you became almost a different person? I can think of a few examples in my own life. When I got married, for instance, my reality changed!

I went from single, to married. From being a bachelor to being a married man. This changed so much about how I lived my life. Every decision was different and suddenly my priorities shifted. It was a very similar experience to become a parent for the the first time.

Maybe you’ve experienced something like this before, either getting married or having kids or a big move or even a new job or career shift. Something happened, that changed your decision making process and set you on a new path. Sometimes these are positive experiences, and sometimes they are negative experiences, but they happen to all of us, and it’s what makes life interesting!

Those of you that know me a little bit know that I’m kind of a nerd. I love super hero stories. Batman, Spiderman, Avengers, all that stuff. An unassuming individual unexpectedly gains knowledge or power or some sick kung-fu skills, they take on this new identity, and then they go and fight crime in while wearing tights and throwing out witty one liners. What’s not to love, am I right? There’s this pattern that’s the same in every single comic book or superhero movie: new reality, a powerful origin story, and a mission to save the world.

I want you to see that this stuff isn’t just pretend movie magic. Like we just talked about, our everyday lives are filled with change and transformation, and the Apostle Paul is tells us you and I are in fact part of the most epic story ever told! And here’s the thing: it’s a true story.

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Palm trees across the street from my house. 
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True contemplation will transform 
your whole self, including your mind. 
You won't think less as a result. 
You'll do better thinking.

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No it's not Christmas but this is our largest non-thermos type coffee mug. So, it's the one I use.
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Excited to be reading more of this for some sermon prep this week!
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More and more reasons to make better choices about what to allow in my head. 
Pope Francis has revealed that he hasn't watched television for almost twenty-five years. The Pope -- who has made a point of living modestly in a Vatican guest house -- told an Argentine newspaper that he gave up watching television on the night of July the fifteenth, nineteen-ninety -- after making a promise to the Virgin Mary.
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Have you been filled with the Holy Spirit?
http://nathanrhale.com/filled/

Always a tough subject, but this reflects my current understanding what it means to be filled with the Holy Spirit (and short little bit on why I'm not a fan of the popular idea of the baptism of the Spirit). I want to affirm the full range of God the Holy's Spirit's work today, without forcing his work into a strictly defined two-stage sequence. Trying to not throw the baby out with the bathwater here...

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Which Bible translation is best for memorization?
http://nathanrhale.com/bible-translation-for-memorization/

Choosing a primary translation will help you with memorization because you will become familiar with the “flow” of the whole text.
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