Defeating Your Past

Do you ever feel like your faults, failures and past sins disqualify you from being used by God? Sometimes those voices that tell me those things get so overpowering that I start…

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A Dozen Pre-Thanksgiving Hacks (2020 Edition)

A Dozen Pre-Thanksgiving Hacks (2020 Edition) 1) Make everyone stay at the table for a full hour.  Set a timer.  No one leaves. No one.  And not a bit of dessert or a…

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God Speaks

God speaks to us through creation. He speaks to us through his Word. God speaks to us through quiet hearts. When I was little, I was baffled—BAFFLED—by Jesus’ desire to pray. “Why would…

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Put Not Your Trust in Princes

When injustice assaultsagainwhen image-bearers dieagainwhen grieving mothers mournagainwhen communities lamentagainwhen eyes are closedagainwhen backs are turnedagainwhen right takes a hitagainwhen business as usual returnsagainwhen accountability is questionedagainwhen narratives are twistedagainwhen anger risesagainwhen…

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Changing Seasons

September 29, 2020, 2:36 p.m. Outside my window trees are tossing down their crimson, golden and blaze orange leaves, unfurling a vibrant welcome mat for the changing season. The newly cool autumn…

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Stepping Away From Un-Christian Politics

Stepping Away From Un-Christian Politics If you’re on social media or are watching the news for more than twelve seconds, you’re sure to spot some sort of rant about a political figure.…

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Faith in Turmoil and Tumult

Over the last few months, we all have seen the memes about 2020. My favorite: “If 2020 were a piñata” superimposed over a picture of a huge paper wasp nest. I love…

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Where Can We Turn for Certain Hope in Uncertain Days?

Where do you go for hope? Where do you turn when the world feels upside down? What comforts you when life goes off the rails?  Here are four truths from scripture that…

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Internet Outrage, Public Shaming, and the Modern-Day Pharisee Phenomenon

New York Times writer Tim Kreider coined the term, “Outrage Porn,” to describe what he sees as our culture’s insatiable search for things to be offended by. Based on hundreds of comments and…

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Types of Loneliness and the Importance of Facing It

No one wants to feel lonely. And yet, every single person does. Loneliness, along with anxiety, is one of the most basic realities of being human. Facing your loneliness takes courage. And, it’s…

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