My response to the sad news of Queen Elizabeth’s passing..

Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful. 1 Corinthians 4:2 - Queen Elizabeth II For the record, I am an American citizen and have been since 1985. According to the UK, however, I am still a subject of Her Majesty, The Queen. Or I was until she …

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The grace of long-term friendships that stand the test of time

So continue encouraging each other and building each other up, just like you are doing already. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 This is the last day of the month, and I plan to offer my traditional "August in 31 photos" post either later today or tomorrow morning. Regardless, August 2022 has been epic in terms of both …

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God is up to something!

The church’s one foundation is Jesus Christ, her Lord; she is his new creation by water and the Word. From heaven he came and sought her to be his holy bride; with his own blood he bought her, and for her life he died. GOD IS UP TO SOMETHING! I want to anchor my thoughts …

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staying awake (an inescapable love)

This is an inescapable love. Even when we reject God; even when we say we have no interest because religion has disappointed us; even when we think we have placed ourselves outside the reach of grace; God's love infiltrates regardless, and the Creator counts us as one of his own.

the Lord of the dance

The older son was in the fields working. When he returned home, he heard music and dancing in the house, and he asked one of the servants, "What is going on?" - Luke 15:25-26 This morning I'd like to build a little more on yesterday's labyrinth post. I went back to church Wednesday evening, to …

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the only way to define our life together as families…

"Direct your children onto the right path,     and when they are older, they will not leave it." - Proverbs 22:6 I have a short question to set up today's post: "What is so important to you that it defines you?" Or, "As a family, what is at the heart of your identity?" This morning I'm …

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New Every Morning (great is your faithfulness)

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,     his mercies never come to an end;  they are new every morning;     great is your faithfulness.  “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,     “therefore I will hope in him.” (Lamentations 3:22-24) Today I'm doing some advance prep work for the four speaking trips I'm committed to (so far) over the …

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