Delighting in the Small and Ordinary

Delighting in the Small and Ordinary

The gravel crunching beneath my feet makes a rhythmic beat. This path has changed a lot since we first started walking it. I’ve grown to love this path, with a sweet familiarity, like what you feel for a favorite dog-eared classic that you just have to keep returning to, even though you’ve read it dozens of times. This worn trail has worn a deep place in my heart.

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Being the Living Evidence

Being the Living Evidence

Probably all of us can plead “guilty” to reading Scripture with glazed eyes and a dull heart. I know I can. Some mornings, it takes my foggy brain (and heart) a bit to kick in to “receptive” mode. But also, there is a danger in becoming so familiar with a text that we tune out and miss its impact and the wonder. Did you tremble when you opened the Word today? All these things my...

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A Fav Spiritual High

A Fav Spiritual High

Last week was one of those “spiritual highs” for me. I love VBS. If you’re unfamiliar with that acronym, VBS=Vacation Bible School. I’ve been spending a week of my summer at VBS for more than five decades now and it is one of my favorite weeks of the year. I want everyone to join in! Don’t want anyone to miss out on what God has in store for us. I’ve watched friends come to know...

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How to Teach Your Kids About the Nations

How to Teach Your Kids About the Nations

If you read yesterday’s review of United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity, you’ve already met my friend, Trillia Newbell. She’s a brilliant writer, but also a woman who loves God supremely. I’ve pulled up one of Trillia’s guest blogs (from the archives) so you can hear her wisdom on this issue. Here’s Trillia ~ ***** My kids are young. They are young and impressionable, which...

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United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity

United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity

In light of recent events, I felt it would be good to highlight a helpful resource that challenges the Church to view the race conflict through the lens of the gospel. United: Captured by God’s Vision for Diversity is written by my friend, Trillia Newbell. The first time I met her, Trillia’s broad smile (with a glint of mischievousness in her eyes) drew me in. She is warm, inviting, and...

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