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Step Out and Grow

This past weekend, I tried something new.  It was awkward. I felt like everyone was looking at me. I didn’t know where to go, what to do. But I was willing to risk looking like a fool because I am learning to stretch myself. I am learning to try new [...]

Trouble Believing

There’s a verse that I have had a hard time believing lately: “The proverb has it that ‘he’s a fiercely jealous lover.’ And what he gives in love is far better than anything else you’ll find.” (James 4:5, the Message) “He” being God, of course. God is a fiercely jealous [...]

A Routine That Works

Let’s talk about reading the Bible. If you’re like me, perhaps you pick and choose your favorite passages and ignore the other ones. (Is ignore too strong a word? Maybe we’d be more comfortable with overlook instead.) But I started noticing at the end of last year that I really [...]

Feeling Inadequate

I just don’t know what to do sometimes. One of my dearest friends is dealing with some tough stuff right now. His world has been turned upside down. He is being confronted with some ugly truths – truths that must be addressed in order to move forward and find some [...]

It’s Hard to Do What’s Right

It’s hard to do what’s right when someone (or life, generally) is treating you wrong. I’ve found myself in a variety of situations recently where if I told one little lie… if I did this or that… then I would have gotten what I so desperately wanted. It would be [...]

God Grieves with Us

What is your response when hard things happen? Do you ask “why?” Do you attribute reasons and explanations to it, such as “God is trying to teach me a lesson” or “There are no accidents”? Melanie’s Story In the opening to his book Is God to Blame: Beyond Pat Answers [...]

Don’t Have Room?

“Can you watch the kids for me tonight?” “Would you be able to meet for lunch tomorrow?” You’d love to say yes, but – you’re supposed to pick up your own kids, run to the grocery store, and get supper ready. Or you’ve got back-to-back meetings tomorrow and aren’t likely [...]

Be Mindful

What are you noticing these days? I’m sure you’re all feeling the nip in the air, the wind at your back, the crunch of leaves underfoot. Perhaps you’re watching the stoplights change color or your favorite show on TV. But really, what are you noticing? Do you see the wince [...]

When Helping Others Hurts

It shouldn’t have caught me by surprise. But it did. I had been asked to be a listening ear to a hurting friend. Though I plainly suggested I may not be the best person for him to talk to due to the situation, he chatted anyway. I didn’t have the [...]

A Safe Place

She practically climbed into my lap. At 4 or 5 years old, it was easy to see that she was hungry for love and attention. She and her mom were in the office last week, and she ever-so-quickly made her way around my desk and stood right next to my [...]

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