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Fatherhood Points Us To The Father

It was probably around 3 a.m. I was standing over James’s crib, angry. I had graciously gotten up in the middle of the night, warmed a bottle of milk, changed my 1-month-old son’s diaper, bounced up and down with him in my arms, sung to him, kissed him, and changed his diaper again. But still, […]

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We Are Weak, But We Are His

  That morning I broke apart. It was Easter morning. Easter: the pinnacle of our faith—and yet I yelled at my kids. I was trying to worship and “tune my heart to see His grace.” My children were set up with coloring books and quiet toys in hopes that I could have a few moments […]

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Happy Mother’s Day

  “No one is poor who has had a godly mother.” –Abraham Lincoln   The modern-day celebration of Mother’s Day began over one hundred years ago at a small church in West Virginia. Anna Jarvis wanted to honor her mother since she firmly believed a mother is “the person who has done more for you […]

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Look and See

Last Sunday we sang “Look and See” by the Village Church as a (virtual) congregation and the first line of the chorus kept echoing in my mind throughout the day. “Oh look and see our God.” Specifically, the two verbs “look” and “see.” According to Webster’s, to look is to turn one’s eyes toward something […]

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Do All These Pieces Belong?

  “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.” Proverbs 3:5   A friend of mine received a puzzle where part of the challenge was not knowing what the completed puzzle would be. The box was blank, no picture. Inside the box were clues to help you. Each piece was […]

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10 Ways to Grow During COVID-19

Many of us are in a very different rhythm of life than we could have ever imagined a few months ago. Some have found themselves working a significant amount more, struggling to make intentional time to invest in family, community, and if we’re honest, the Lord. Others have been working primarily from home, a task […]

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Hope is a Lion (and the heavens are roaring)!

I’ve noticed I say “hope” a great many times throughout my day. When I’m talking or texting, praying or just thinking, I keep “hearing” – “I hope.” I hope you are safe. I hope you have a good day. I hope he or she feels better. I hope you get that job or assignment or […]

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Who is My Neighbor?

I have found that in the last 3 weeks, the people to whom I have the most contact with are people that I have never even spoken to before now. I have found those in my neighborhood to be more chatty than normal. I have also found myself being a little more annoyed with my […]

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