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The Urgency of Opening

And the church just slips through the cracks again. Every week, I wait eagerly for the email from our pastor telling us that doors are finally going to open - its almost July after all, if anyone is keeping track. Each week, we receive another message explaining why we still can't gather... it's either logistically… Continue reading The Urgency of Opening

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The Gospel Isn’t Patronizing

As I finally sit down to hash out some words, I feel like an oversaturated sponge that has been soaking for too long and needs to be wrung out. At the same time, I'm just as exhausted as everyone else with all the incoming news and updates from the front. It feels like little grenades… Continue reading The Gospel Isn’t Patronizing

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Significance During the Quarantine Olympics

"We all suffer from time-confusion. We also suffer from significance-confusion. We know our lives are short, yet we all find this hard to actually believe. We intrinsically know that our lives are significant, yet sinful pride causes us to want to measure our significance, not by God's gracious endowment, but by other people's admiration. We… Continue reading Significance During the Quarantine Olympics

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Wilderness Curriculum

Well, we have collectively flipped our calendars from March to April. I for one, was happy to toss old March into the trash can and be moving on to a new month, one that traditionally brings hope, renewal and happy memories. As I stared at a big, blank April, something annoying and unwanted popped into… Continue reading Wilderness Curriculum

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The Pope, Laura Ingalls, and Quarantine Blues

I almost forgot it was Lent. I'm not Catholic, but I have always enjoyed this season leading up to Easter more than any other time of the year. Spring in the air, fun activities with the kids, a good Bible study focusing on the season, all leading up to Good Friday and Easter Sunday services.… Continue reading The Pope, Laura Ingalls, and Quarantine Blues

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Spring Will Come

“Now is a time to find Jesus, hope, cultivate faith, groan for redemption, wait, and carry light and color into dark. Because there will be a time when you will no longer be standing at the window, searching, feet on the heater grate, heart groaning out of the weight of winter. You will be outside,… Continue reading Spring Will Come

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Where the Wild Feelings Are

"How are you feeling today?" It's the question I must ask my kids at least five times before they even leave the house. When someone bounces down the stairs with a smile, I assume they are feeling confident. If a door slams, someone is ticked off. We can go from happy to tears in a… Continue reading Where the Wild Feelings Are

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Moondust

There was a wonderful episode of the Netflix series The Crown out last week called 'Moondust'. It tells the story of the 1969 moon landings along side the backdrop of the happenings in the royal household. Prince Philip, the Queens husband is completely fascinated by the story, specifically the three American astronauts who bravely did… Continue reading Moondust

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Inward or Upward?

"The desire for man to feel right in the world. This is the goal that so many are working toward, and why so many are discarding the relationships and careers and obligations that they see as holding them back, as they press on, trying to become the best version of themselves that they can be,… Continue reading Inward or Upward?

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Me, Myself and My Selfie

Nothing says "Happy New Year" like a nice dose of some me-first philosophy. December was draining on us all, we sacrificed and spent and everyone is a bit tired. Come January, it's me time. New goals, lifestyle changes... the world is our proverbial oyster. In this nutty world where so much business and chaos abound,… Continue reading Me, Myself and My Selfie