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Giving Up Resentment for Gratitude

I just decided that I’m going to have to (temporarily) stop reading One Thousand Gifts: A Dare to Live Life Fully Right Where You Are. My reasoning is two-fold: A. It’s mascara-smearingly-embarrassing to cry this much in the Minneapolis airport; and B. I’m grateful for this lovely Kindle. Truly I am! But. I need to write in the margins. I …

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Expecting Sin from our Children

I was still feeling as though I had been run over by a Mack truck, but I went to co-op anyway. I was SO longing to see our friends and I really missed our little faux-geography class. Plus, I get to do Resurrection Eggs with the kids and sing “Christ the Lord is Risen Today” for our three Easter co-ops, …

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Heresy – Checkers

Whenever I’m prepping new content (for a retreat or conference), I always have my “heresy-checkers” review my speaking notes to make sure I (hopefully!) have not inadvertently included any heretical material. I’m willing to fall flat on my face for Jesus! But I never want to lead someone ASTRAY. Anyway … earlier this week, Challies pointed us to a brief …

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Uncharitable Presumptions & Being Really, Really TIRED

Today would have been a very easy day to think some extremely uncharitable presumptions about me. I didn’t make it home until midnight (which was around 1AM for my body) and getting ready for church felt like I was lifting arms and legs made of 300 pounds of concrete. But I did it—I was eager to be at corporate worship …

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Focus on Her Less & Focus on Her More

Flip it around, and the post could just as readily apply to women in their helper (ezeer) role— But this brief post from Z will be, I believe, particularly helpful to its intended audience—married men who take seriously God’s call on their lives to lead their wives: Focus on Her Less, Focus on Her More

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Desperation is the Beginning of God’s Power

I guess I must be being very transparent on this blog about my exhaustion level (and/or the people who are actually talking with me and seeing me in real life are just OBSERVING my exhaustion level), because yesterday I received two encouraging notes from friends I just wanted to share portions with you. You know. Just in case any of …

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Peacemaking in the Cayman Islands

Just in case you happen to be in the Cayman Islands next weekend, Pastor Anyabwile has an event announcement: Peacemaking in the Cayman Islands You know. If you happen to be in the neighborhood. (Wouldn’t that be cool? ;)!) Totally slammed down by jetlag and about to head to the airport for Iowa … Grateful beyond description for your prayers! …

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Do I actually believe any of this “fear not” stuff?

So … my ONE suitcase with all of my teaching MATERIAL and CLOTHING; the “one thing” I “need” to serve in Iowa this weekend has gone missing. (I shocked even myself this morning when I actually used the words, “But I can’t survive without this suitcase!” Umm. Can you say James 4 monster want idol? Uh. Yeah. Not good.) So …

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Made it Home

The first ten+ hour flight felt interminable. Passport control and TSA the like were long, but the delays in Atlanta and MSP about put me ’round the brink. We didn’t even take off from Minnesota before our scheduled ARRIVAL time in Billings. I thought for sure the crew was going to time out, but thankfully they didn’t. Home but fried. …

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Zurich

Happily ensconced in Zurich with Brother Tom, having successfully navigated the trains from Germany. Hooray! Will share more later…

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