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Philippians 2:3-5


Into Their World

It happened as I was waiting in line at a local restaurant. What was slated to be a boring and somewhat tedious wait to order soon became an adventure of friendship and laughter as a 1-year-old girl walked up to me and raised her hands to be held. It took [...]

Watch for Signs of Hope

Advent is a season of waiting, expecting, hoping. Beginning four Sundays prior to Christmas, Advent concludes in quiet subdued celebration on Christmas Eve. Advent helps us prepare for the coming, or “advent,” of the Christ child at Christmas. But why participate in something that doesn’t seem to match the commercial [...]

Vehicles of Grace

“For a long time, I thought my children were a distraction from the work God was doing in my life and in the world around me. I am starting to realize they ARE the work God is doing in my life. They are the invitation to give, to receive, to [...]

Sharing Hope in Jesus Christ

What is your story of hope? In 1997, two days before her first birthday, Alexandra “Alex” Scott was diagnosed with a childhood cancer called neuroblastoma. She made great progress, but just before her fourth birthday, doctors learned that the tumors were growing again. “When I get out of the hospital, [...]

What Do You Practice?

With the fall has come a change in the routine. My daughter and I are both adjusting back to the school schedule and figuring out what we are going to commit ourselves to this season. The thing is, change is challenging. Even when it’s good. Our routines, our practices, shape [...]

Unless You Become Like a Child

This summer, Omran Daqneesh became known simply as the Syrian Boy. Dazed, covered with dirt and blood, the five-year-old sat in an ambulance after an airstrike to his hometown of Aleppo. Omran gave the world a face to remember as people tried to come to terms with the horrific Syrian civil [...]

God of Wonders

What are the family stories that have shaped you?  Our stories are like the glasses through which we see the world. Mine are the tales of mission work in the Far East in the 1950s and 60s, or that of Postwar America with 5 kids around the dinner table, like [...]

A Word to the Crushed

Can you imagine becoming king when you were eight years old? What second grader do you know who accepts responsibility for their own actions, let alone is ready to accept responsibility for an entire kingdom? Intrigued as I am by Josiah’s early years as king, the moment that captures my [...]

Finding What You’re Not Looking For

The Kingdom of Heaven is like treasure hidden in a field, which a man found and covered up. Then in his joy he goes and sells all that he has and buys that field. (Matthew 13:44) Might I discover something profound in the messes? This is a question I often [...]

When Jesus Says “No”

It must have been hard, returning home. Everyone knew what his life had been like for the past several years. Living in a cemetery would do that, I suppose.  Tattered clothes. Anguished screams. I imagine he dared not dwell on the things he might have done that had been out [...]


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