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  • Snooze Button Believers

    Allow me to confess something here. I became addicted in college and am only now, age fifty-seven, coming to terms with my addiction. I’m certainly not the only person to have this monkey on my back, but I haven’t yet seen a program designed to help me deal with breaking my once a day (okay …[ read more ]

  • Why Some Trees Fall

    In the aftermath of several late season nor’easters, the Rhode Island road sides and woods are still littered with toppled trees. The size of the trees, usually torn from the ground, roots and all, is a daily reminder to me of Proverbs 3:5-8: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own …[ read more ]

  • When Help Arrives, but We Send It Packing

    How often do we pray for help, but when it arrives, reject it and send it packing? Much more frequently than we’re even aware. There’s a simple explanation for this: we think we know what the help should look like. When it comes in a form we don’t recognize, we assume God didn’t answer our …[ read more ]

  • If You’re Bored with Your Faith, This is Why

    In life, there are puzzling mysteries begging to be solved and compelling mysteries calling to be explored. Too many of us lead anemic spiritual lives that barely nourish our own souls and don’t attract any real interest from spiritual seekers because we treat God like the first kind of mystery – something to be solved. …[ read more ]

  • Five Ways to Respond to People Angry with God or Hurt by the Church

    Let me confess to a struggle I have and admit, I may be short on answers about this problem. Still, I suspect others share my dilemma and it’s important we have this conversation. How should those of us who thrive in relationship with Jesus and find deep community in the church respond to those who …[ read more ]