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  • What Can We Speak into This Moment?

    My dear friends, Oh, how I wish I was wise enough and skilled enough with words to write a post about recent happenings that would minister to your hearts and sort truth from lies. Like you, I am laid low by what has transpired in our country. I would say it has driven me to …[ read more ]

  • Real Time Hope (or what if 2021 is worse than 2020?)

    What if the coming year is worse? We seem to be pinning a great many hopes on the tick of a second hand. Life doesn’t always march by our calendars. And our faith would be better invested in the character of God than in the year’s new digit. 2019 was likely the worse year of …[ read more ]

  • I May Not Be Here to Help You Soon

    Most of my dad’s firefighters had never known a time when he wasn’t their chief. That’s what happens when you do a job, day after day after day, for over fifty-one years. Chiefs in other departments retired. Young firefighters became seasoned deputy chiefs. And Dad kept showing up – at his desk, at trainings, at …[ read more ]

  • Five Good Reasons to Cry this Christmas (maybe six)

    Can you still hear your parents’ voices echoing from childhood? “If you’re going to cry about it, go to your room.” “Now, there’s nothing to cry about.” “Stop crying or I’ll give you something to cry about.” “Things happen. There’s no sense crying about it.” Our human parents had their ways, needs, and struggles. Not …[ read more ]

  • Finding Success in Total Dependence – Guest Post

    This post is adapted from Kathy Howard’s new devotional “Deep-Rooted: Growing through the Gospel of Mark.” I’ve experienced plenty of failure in my lifetime. You probably have too. We are imperfect people living in a broken world. Much of my failure has resulted from refusing to admit when I needed help, pridefully overestimating my own …[ read more ]