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What a Late Night Uber Ride Can Teach Us About Calling

The call of God is not just for a select few but for everyone. Whether I hear God’s call or not depends on the condition of my ears, and exactly what I hear depends upon my spiritual attitude. —Oswald Chambers, My Upmost For His Highest After eight days of non-stop...

Grit and the Hard Work of Never Giving Up

It’d been his plan since grade school. As proof, I have a note in my Bible with a pencil-drawn airplane in little-boy script. He drew it for me after a field trip to the Denver Museum of Science & Nature where he marveled at model airplanes. He wanted to go to the...

Living the Risen Life

I’ve thought about him a lot this week, in spite of the two thousand years that separate us. We have similar stories, I guess you could say. The unexpected illness. The brush with death. The risen life on the other side. There is only one stark difference: Lazarus...

The Story Behind the New Website

A Christian community is therefore a healing community, not because wounds are cured and pains are alleviated, but because wounds and pains become openings or occasions for a new vision. Mutual confession then becomes a mutual deepening of hope, and shared weakness...

3 Questions to Ask Before Offering Advice

Her Facebook post was meant to be humorous, not a solicitation for advice. Instead, a comedic head-nod to all the new-year weight-watchers who were already weary of salad. Which was just about everyone. Thus she posted a hilarious quip from her recent class on weight...

A Worship That Costs Everything

I sat in the fourth row from the front, right hand side of the center aisle. The lights of the church’s worship center had been dimmed while white-hot spot lights flooded a stage filled with musicians. There was a time I’d been one of them, not all that long ago. A...

When You Have No Idea What to Do Next

[guestpost]Today I've invited a friend to dive into raw and difficult subject, one that sits painfully close to my heart. Her willingness to expose the complicated pieces of her own story lends you and I courage to authentically wrestle with our own. And the longer I...

Best Of Books: 2017 Edition

[guestpost]Merry Christmas, friends. Advent has begun, the days of preparation for the coming of our Salvation. Jesus, our God WITH us. But although this is certainly Good News, I know there are many who struggle to celebrate this season. In other words, Christmas is...

A Sweet Sale: The I Am Holiday Gift Bundle

Happy Thanksgiving week, friends! If we've known each other for any length of time, you know Thanksgiving has long been my favorite holiday of the year. What's better than circling up with friends and family and savoring the abundant gift of this one beautiful life?...

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