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Hilinaʻi #8: Worth 1,000,000 Words

If a picture is worth one thousand words, then your life story is worth millions. The "You do you" attitude is prevalent among this generation. With an overall expression of acceptance towards who you want to be, your life story has never been more powerful. My heart for this post is to encourage you to write down your own testimony and be prepared to share it at all times.

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Hilinaʻi #5.1: The Art Of War

It’s as if it was written specifically about me. When Paul wrote in Romans 7:15 “I don’t really understand myself, for I want to do what is right, but I don’t do it. Instead, I do what I hate.” There is a war, and a battle within our hearts. With anger and forgiveness, pride and compassion, with lust and love. My own inabilities have only showed me how much more I need a savior. I need redeeming. The Bible says that “All have fallen short of the glory of God.” I’ve battled for a long time with my heart. There is a desire to look at women. Whether as I pass by a Victoria Secret window at the mall, or...

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Hilinaʻi #4: Confuse Or Confirm

I knew what I was doing those first couple years of college. I would party on Saturday, and be hungover at church on Sunday. One Sunday I distinctly remember being in tears before God. Completely ashamed of the life I was living. I knew being drunk was wrong, but had no clear explanation why. “Jesus did it.” My college roommate would exclaim just before he guzzled down a glass of wine. Justifying drunkenness through Jesus is problematic, but the overall concept can be confusing. Jesus did drink right? Why do some Christians drink and others don’t? Is a glass of wine with dinner ok, or is alcohol in a Christian’s life forbidden?I grew up without a drop of liquor in...

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