faith and politics

Chasing Self Isn’t Brave

The following Facebook post by writer Lore Wilbert is bold and strong and necessary, like a much needed shot of espresso on a dreary morning. She speaks with grace and conviction. Dear believers, something precious is getting lost in the shuffle of our ridiculous obsession with popular opinion.  We are called to first and foremost… Continue reading Chasing Self Isn’t Brave

Hearing and Obeying

No Distracted Scatterbrains

"But whoever catches a glimpse of the revealed counsel of God—the free life!—even out of the corner of his eye, and sticks with it, is no distracted scatterbrain but a man or woman of action. That person will find delight and affirmation in the action." James 1:25 (The Message) Catching a glimpse of the revealed… Continue reading No Distracted Scatterbrains

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Life Is Too Short For Chess Games

I saw an Instagram post yesterday with a framed picture by a fireplace that read very simply "Fidelity to the Word of God and not to an outcome." The quote under it, from author Lore Ferguson Wilbert stuck with me all day: "I made it as a reminder for us and those who cross the… Continue reading Life Is Too Short For Chess Games

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Grasping or Grabbing?

I'm re-reading some chapters of the book Uninvited by Lysa TerKeurst and was struck this morning by this paragraph in which she addresses our never-ending need to be filled, with something... anything... that satisfies our deepest longings. "If we grasp the full love of Christ, we won't grab at other things to fill us. Or if we… Continue reading Grasping or Grabbing?

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Kneel, Roll and Be Free

Photo courtesy: moxon.net This post is about how to act like a camel, so bear with me for a moment. Every once in awhile I come across a familiar verse and see it in a whole new way. There's this little section in my Bible they call "word wealth" and it aims to reveal the… Continue reading Kneel, Roll and Be Free