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It’s okay to be rained on.

Sometimes the cyclone of activity around me fuels energy, productivity and gratitude. Other times it paralyzes me. I crumble beneath its force, feeling fully inadequate to stand, much less make any progress. Not long ago I wrote about being over-committed and loving it. This week I’m not loving it. In …

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Amazed by … Habakkuk?

Have you ever skipped over a book because, even though you weren’t quite sure what it was, you just knew there was nothing exciting there? You knew it was probably quite dull and so glossed over it or ignored it all together. But then — have you ever forced yourself …

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Celebrating Passover

My kids know the history behind Passover and can relate the Old Testament stories. They talk of the plagues and the Red Sea and Pharoah’s stubborn heart, but, since we’re not Jewish and most of their Jewish friends aren’t practicing, they miss a lot of its power. They forget that …

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A Tale of Two Houses

In Matthew 7 Jesus tells a slew of parables. At first glance, they may seem like tiny, unrelated vignettes. First we read of logs and specks in eyes and the challenge not to be hypocritical. We have dogs, pearls and pigs, which seems to suggest wise stewardship of our time …

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Um … Nevermind?

Yesterday I posted an extensive piece about gay marriage and the recent announcement from World Vision that they would openly hire people …

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God, make me sober.

My vision blurred just slightly at the edges. I stared ahead, seeing, but not processing the road as it slipped beneath me, …