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What is one word you would use to describe Jesus?

What is one word you would use to describe Jesus? Seriously, think about it before reading on. Would it be: Lord, happy, friend, Savior, busy, kind, loving, wise, intense, judgmental, compassionate, determined, holy? Dallas Willard once asked a man he … Continue reading

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The Examen

If you’re a Christian, and if you are at all like me, you can get bogged down in repentance—meaning, when you start confessing sin and recognizing failures, you go into despair. I have been doing something a little different lately. … Continue reading

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Do Something – Sew Powerful

A friend of mine recently told me about a ministry project she is doing from home. She makes purses that hold washable female products for women living in a slum community in Lusaka, Zambia. Her husband and her daughter are … Continue reading

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What’s Up?

I’ve been a Christian a long time—longer than most who read this have been alive. My progress as a believer and follower of Christ has ebbed and flowed. Some years I make great headway in my love for God and … Continue reading

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The Favor of God

It seemed to be an ordinary Sabbath—filled with ordinary Sabbath ritual. Each man and woman expected a reading from the scroll, prayer, and perhaps an admonition. God brought dynamite instead—upending their expectations and challenging them to believe an impossible thing—the … Continue reading

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Barney and the Midnight-Blue Blanket: the Power of Shame

Recently my extraordinarily active (and almost-brilliant) dog, Barnabus, chewed a giant hole in my husband’s blanket. Yes, my husband has a blanket. It’s not a security blanket, but it’s a perfect weight. Every night he pulls it over himself before … Continue reading

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I Saw the Queen

Recently, I went to the Braemar Gathering in Scotland. It is the most famous of the Scottish highland games. Supposedly, one member of the royal family attends each year. We expected someone royal but were astonished and thrilled when we … Continue reading

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