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Wartime Realities

WartimeRealities

I may feel exhausted or discouraged or wounded by events in my life, but do I recognize the underlying battle? ...

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A Better Tower

A Better Tower

You see, it’s not that God is against towers. He’s building a huge one for us to enjoy......

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Aftermath

Aftermath

There’s nothing like a natural disaster to inspire people to ask deep questions about the meaning of life, justice, and the existence of evil and hardship. ...

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Context Matters

ContextMatters

Sometimes, hard things happen, and they’re just hard, and no ah-ha moment comes later when you realize how every painful piece of the puzzle was indeed working together for your good. ...

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Open Hands

Open Hands

You see, I’m not that different from Nebuchadnezzar. He wanted to build a legacy for himself, and he did. Just like him, I’m trying to build a legacy… And I’m anxious when I think that I might not accomplish these goals or, even worse, that having accomplished them I might see them taken away from me. ...

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To Know and Still Love

To know & Still Love

The love that can really change things here in our city, that redeeming love, is always sacrificial. My gut reaction to this is to wonder if I can schedule that into my life: like maybe I have a window on Monday mornings I could give sacrificial love to my city. After all, I’m a busy person. But what would it mean for me to just start to go about my day caring more, noti...

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On Being Gomer

So whats good about being Gomer? That's my question for us. What's good about being the wayward bride? ...

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Ordinary Romance

Practical steps for cultivating intimacy in marriage. ...

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