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For the love of God: A desperate plea
Jul03

For the love of God: A desperate plea

God does not change (Mal. 3:6).  He can be persuaded through the prayers of His righteous people to accomplish His purposes in a different way sometimes (James 5:16), but He does not change. God does everything for His glory, that He might receive the praise and recognition He deserves for being Who He is and doing what He has done (Isa. 42:8, Col. 1:16). God created and redeemed us for His glory (Isa. 43:7, 25).  Our job is to give...

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The End of Ourselves
May26

The End of Ourselves

Confession? When this whole COVID-19 business started, I was kind of into it. I know that sounds ridiculous—maybe even callous—but it didn’t seem real to me.  It was distant, other. I didn’t know anyone affected and wasn’t sure whether or not to believe the media about the severity and reach of the disease. I had my people around me and loads of unforeseen time to spend with them. What more could I ask for? Maybe because our...

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Jangle and Whirr: Coming to terms with all the ways you feel
May11

Jangle and Whirr: Coming to terms with all the ways you feel

Trying to master your emotions in times like these can sometimes feel like riding a bucking bronco or finding your balance on a floating log. Exhausting. At least that’s how I felt for weeks. Not so much anymore. After weeks of trying to pinpoint exactly how I felt so I could name it, deal with it, and quit the up and down and back and forth, I finally realized I didn’t have to. We humans are capable of feeling more than one thing at...

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Inconceivable: Prepping for Forever
Apr22

Inconceivable: Prepping for Forever

Just because you can’t imagine a thing doesn’t mean it isn’t real or that it couldn’t or doesn’t happen. If you had told me a year ago that a global pandemic would bring life in the United States and other countries to a screeching near-halt that would last for months and that I should start preparing for it, I would probably have grouped you with the kind of radical doomsday preppers they make TV shows about, felt a little...

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Dust to Dust: Loving Each Other Well in Times of Crisis
Apr01

Dust to Dust: Loving Each Other Well in Times of Crisis

If nothing else, the current pandemic has taught or reminded us of this: we are touchable.  Strong in spirit and resolve, maybe, but vulnerable in our flesh.  No matter how much we wished or actually believed that they were, our very temporary bodies—their functions, plans, emotions, thoughts, etc.—are not, for all our efforts, invincible. There are as many ways to respond to this revelation or reminder as there are people on this...

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