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Closer to Jesus

What draws you closer to Jesus? And what draws you farther away? These were the key questions raised at our latest Bible study. And they are questions I’m still pondering today. Some things—many things, I suspect—are neither good nor bad. They are neutral. And yet, the way that we approach [...]

Even the Wind and the Waves…

As a nation, our eyes and hearts are drawn to the flooding in South Texas. Hurricane Harvey brought us face to face with the unpredictability and ferocity of God’s creation. And as a country, our hearts once again sank with thoughts of Katrina lingering in our not-so-distant memories. The Psalmist [...]

Finding God in the Ordinary

How have you experienced God today? Some days, it’s hard to find His presence. Not because He isn’t there, but because my focus is on other things, like the tasks that need to be accomplished each day. I become too busy, rushing from one thing to the next. But as [...]

A Milestone Worth Celebrating

On a recent trip to Walmart, I noticed something surprising. With mere weeks to go before a major milestone, there is literally zero attention being paid in the store. This is so unlike Walmart, after all school supplies have been available since the day after school let out, and Thanksgiving [...]

Magnolia Blossoms

We’re in wedding season. And as a husband myself, I am reminded every 4th of July, not only of the great nation in which we live, but more importantly of the great lady to whom I’m married. Every 4th of July, Amy gets fireworks for our anniversary—displayed just for her. [...]

What Do You Expect?

“Are you ready to hear what God might have to say to you today?” It’s one of the questions the kids hear every week as they enter the Godly Play classroom, and frankly, it’s not always one that I can say “yes” to. Am I ready to hear what God [...]

Broken and Beautiful

Sometimes the most beautiful things in this world come not from the unblemished, but the broken. As I stood in the gift shop at the Christmas Lutheran Church and Diyar Consortium in Bethlehem, I picked up a little cross with a dove in the middle. “Is this broken glass?” I [...]

One Another

A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. (John 13:34) Last winter, we invited a few of our neighbors over on a Friday evening for dessert. At the conclusion of our time, as we were saying [...]

Dear Mary

Where were you, Mary, when you found out your Son had been taken by the soldiers to stand trial? Did you find out as soon as the disciples ran out of the Garden? Did one of them come wake you up to let you know? Or were they too frightened [...]

Emerging from the Tomb

As I sit to write this cover article, the birds are chirping outside, the silhouette of the sanctuary building is shrouded in light outside my office window as the sun rises, track and field flags fly, and balloons of purple, gold, blue, and white dance back and forth on the [...]

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