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A Paradox

A Paradox

Our common sense, our most natural desire, as we face the icy challenges that life throws at us is to “white-knuckle” it; to strive to control and over-power difficulty by making our name great, or by demonstrating our own righteousness, or by building up our own little kingdom. And yet, the paradox is that it is precisely by relinquishing control to God, by forgoing o...

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What is Lent?

What is Lent?

Some of us grew up in churches where Lent was observed, but with little real explanation, making it seem like an empty, meaningless ritual. On the other hand, others of us grew up in church traditions where Lent was not observed at all. Some grew up in churches where we found Lent very meaningful. Some of us didn't grow up in any church at all....

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A Better Tower

A Better Tower

You see, it’s not that God is against towers. He’s building a huge one for us to enjoy......

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How Many Nations Under God?

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Living under the new covenant of Jesus’ blood, we also get to see the beautiful picture of Jesus drawing people from every nation, tribe, and tongue to Himself....

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Hand of Protection

Hand of Protection

I am a parent now of my nearly two year old daughter, and it has been challenging as of late to guide her and help her navigate new things. It is surprising sometimes when I have to set limits and boundaries for her, and she tests them and pushes them. Who would know that you could make a toddler so mad by asking her to eat her breakfast....

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Aftermath

Aftermath

There’s nothing like a natural disaster to inspire people to ask deep questions about the meaning of life, justice, and the existence of evil and hardship. ...

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MLK Day

MLK Day

This weekend we remember and celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. You might do this by taking a trip with family and friends to your favorite ski mountain, or maybe you enjoy the 3 day weekend at home, resting and relaxing, and perhaps then in either scenario the weekend goes by without a thought given to MLK Jr. and MLK Day. My hope is that this weekend might be different. ...

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Fear & The Flood

Fear &The Flood

The rainbow is not a promise that life will get better after experiencing a storm. The rainbow is the promise that God will send a rescue, that God will be our refuge....

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A New Year

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As we look to 2018, I wanted to first share some very encouraging things....

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Far as the Curse is Found

Far as the curseis found

I feel glimmers of joy as I walk the aisles of Target perusing Christmas decorations or when I’m driving in my car listening to 24-7 Christmas radio, but I also feel sad....

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