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No “meh” in Messiah

“Behold!” we sang just a few short weeks ago. “Come and see!” we were told. “Joy to the world!” we cried with gusto. “Let…

Living My Faith

His hands

Hands show the work you do. Farmers have dirt under their nails perpetually. Artists will always have paint on their hands. My neighbor is…

Life’s Challenges

God doesn’t mind

Of the many things I love about Jesus’ mother, near the top of the list are the lyrics to her famous song: “My spirit…

Who is God?

A crash test dummy’s guide to reading the Bible

It seems to me that when a car manufacturer creates a new car model, there are two very important teams that participate in the…

Who is God?

The moment I almost lost my faith

The religious rug was pulled out from under my feet. In the middle of my studies to become a pastor, I somehow stumbled onto…

Life’s Challenges

But you promised

When I’m overwhelmed, I sometimes wish God would pull up a chair and advise me. Jacob had reason to feel that way too. He…

Who is God?

Why a burning bush?

Sometimes I don’t ask the most obvious questions until decades later. Like the burning bush. I’ve known the story of Moses and the burning…

Living My Faith

Ordinary is how God ordinarily works

I bet you’d love to make some extraordinary changes in your life. Maybe to unconditionally love the people in your family, even that sibling…

Life’s Challenges

Culture of comparisons

We live in a culture of comparisons. That thought hit me while watching Thanksgiving football last year. I noticed that when the TV flashed…

Who is God?

Actively seeking God

Where would you like to step out into a new adventure with the Lord and yet are held back by fear or lack of…

Living My Faith

The earth is the Lord’s

Sometimes I need to be reminded who this world belongs to. Sometimes it seems that it belongs to everyone except me; people whose ideas…

Who is God?

Success is fleeting, but GOD is forever

One of the worst parts about being a middle-aged runner in the 21st century is that you know you’re getting slower. Thanks to the…