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Faith, Works, and an Un-Burdensome Lent

The Christian High Holy days are just about upon us again, a time when Catholics and some Protestants pause for a bit of a spiritual self-assessment over a 40-day period called Lent. Today is Shrove Tuesday, "pancake day" or Mardi-Gras, however you choose to look at it. A kick off celebration of excess before we… Continue reading Faith, Works, and an Un-Burdensome Lent

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The Real Deal

"The challenge before us then, is not merely to do what God says because He is God, but to desire what God says because He is good. The challenge is not merely to pursue righteousness, but to prefer righteousness. The challenge is to get up in the morning and prayerfully meditate on the Scriptures until… Continue reading The Real Deal

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Narcissistic Meanies

I get all kinds of ideas while walking through Target. Things just jump out at me like you wouldn't believe. Recently it's been the vast array of 'kindness' merch in their dollar section. Cute mugs and cups, napkins and cups all reminding us to be kinder people. The kindness campaign is out in full force.… Continue reading Narcissistic Meanies

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Boys Will Be Boys… If We Let Them

“The warrior must learn to yield his heart to nothing. Not to kill his heart for fear of falling into temptation, but to protect his heart for nobler things, to keep the integrity of his heart as a great reservoir of passionate strength and holy desire.” John Eldredge Because I am on that crazy Twitter… Continue reading Boys Will Be Boys… If We Let Them

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Baby Tigers and False Peace

"Is it even possible to live a holy Christian life? The kind of life we talk about and aspire to, but seem to fall short of on a daily basis?" Some form of this question has been buzzing around in my conversations the past week or so with different people in my life. I've come… Continue reading Baby Tigers and False Peace

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Rise Up

I have a friend who told me a most eye-opening story the other night. She was speaking with a fellow mom who candidly just blurted out how Facebook was making her feel like crap. "Do you ever feel like that?" she asked. When my friend explained she wasn't on any social media and neither were her… Continue reading Rise Up

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Is Holiness A Turn-Off?

"As we study the holiness of God, we shall see in increasing clearness  how, like fire, it repels and attracts, how it combines into one His infinite distance and His infinite nearness. But the distance will be that which comes out first and most strongly. The sense of sin, of unfitness for God's presence, is the… Continue reading Is Holiness A Turn-Off?

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

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Brokenness Isn’t All That Authentic

  "We want flawed. We want imperfect. We want real. And this kind of corduroy rather than polyester faith is a growing and refreshing influence in the world today." Josh Riebeck, Fighting for Authenticity If there is one prevailing topic I read about over and over recently, it is that of living "authentically". It is… Continue reading Brokenness Isn’t All That Authentic

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Christian Leaders Who Drift and a God who Never Will…

It's been a week filled with all kinds of hoopla in Christian blogger-land. I believe the issue is much bigger than the players involved, so I'll stick to the bare facts for starters. On one side, we have an ultra popular Christian author for (Jen Hatmaker) who came out on her blog in support of… Continue reading Christian Leaders Who Drift and a God who Never Will…