Would you rather stand out or blend in?

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Pastor Zachary Elliott
Zachary Elliott, 2020
Zachary Elliott Special to Valley News Tucked away in the drawer of my nightstand is a handmade shirt I wore as a child. It’s special to me for two reasons. One, because my mother made it for me, and two, it’s camouflage. I have loved camouflage my entire life. As a little boy, the whole idea of pretending to be an Army guy, blending into the background and being unseen was always exciting. And let’s be honest, I still think it’s cool, and I still wear camo. But as fun as it is, God never intended for our lives to blend into the background. Instead, he intended for us to stand out. It’s easy to fall into the trap of blending into the culture around you instead of standing out. Unfortunately, as a pastor, it’s often hard to distinguish between people who call them
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