Monthly Archives: December 2012

Oh!

2012 is almost over. In this year all of us experienced ups and downs. There is never a time in our life where we don’t experience both. In the “up” seasons, there’s always some way in which we’re being challenged … Continue reading

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Gaining What You Cannot Lose

As a child I was absolutely amazed by a story of sacrifice, and commitment to the cause of a kingdom not of this world. I was impressed by the story of Jim and Elizabeth Elliott’s passion for bringing the Good … Continue reading

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In The Arena

One of the things that continues to fascinate me, is the way our consumptive American culture has generated a people dedicated to the proposition that “my life is all about me getting the best possible value for myself, at the … Continue reading

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Jesus, Full Of Grace And Truth

One of my favorite descriptions of Jesus was provided to us by his dear friend John who wrote: “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, … Continue reading

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The Contentment of Nothingness

I have no idea how I stumbled on this quote, but it’s one I go back to often when I’m faced with the reality of my own brokeness. Spurgeon addresses the myth we so easily believe that says, “I’m in … Continue reading

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Good Advice From Dr. Seuss

I still remember being stuck in the Pittsburgh airport for hours trying to keep my daughter, who was two at the time, as contained as possible while we figured out how to get a flight home. Not fun! The thing … Continue reading

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The Waiting Is The Hardest Part

I have this piece of paper I’ve held onto from the “good old days” when we wrote notes to ourselves on pieces of paper. You know that period of human history that ended about five years ago? Anyway, there is … Continue reading

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It’s About Relationship Stupid

This blog is a conversation at the intersection between God and the human experience, and our human experience is loaded with suspicion of God. Our natural heart cannot believe He’s as good as He really is, and so we run … Continue reading

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Holy Addicts

I am fascinated by the fact that Scripture’s answer to compulsion is not “Stop it!” or “Try harder!” God’s word simply presents vitally important realities about the nature of our relationship to God that transforms those who embrace it. First, … Continue reading

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Destiny Is Defined By Value

Our destinies are very much defined by our internal sense of personal value. People who are convinced their life matters treat themselves very differently.  Listen to what the Scriptures go on to say: “Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins … Continue reading

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