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What Do We Have to Lose?

For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul? Mark 8:36 I hate politics, but not for the usual reasons. I’m not a Democrat who despises all things Republican, nor a Republican who chokes on all things from the left. I dislike politics because I… Read More ›

Age to Age: A Faith That Supports Reality

History shapes itself into eras, ages of time classified according to cultural exercise. The thing to realize is that these sections of life – The Reformation, The Renaissance, etc. – don’t have defined boundaries. Each era bleeds into the other, making it virtually impossible to identify the point of cultural shift. No matter where historians… Read More ›

Faith That’s Not about Winning

“Now, let’s go out and win this city for Christ!” At the younger end of my years, I remember being terribly moved by words like these. My eager heart just knew the preacher was right. We must win our world for Jesus! The thing is, I never could quite figure out how to do it…. Read More ›

This Is My Jesus

How marvelous! How wonderful! And my song shall ever be: How marvelous! How wonderful is my Savior’s love for me! There is nothing more humbling than to realize this one truth: Jesus loves me. I’m not special, though. He loves everybody like this. You, too. Remember the adulterous woman brought to Jesus for condemnation? Jesus… Read More ›

Chic-Fil-A Appreciation Day: Not a Good Fit for Me

My father always believed if you would apply enough force, you could get anything to fit – even a square peg into a round hole. But the older I get, the more I realize that forcing something into the space of something else does not mean it fits. Today, I feel like that square peg… Read More ›

Sense over Sensibility

My husband and I often share a favorite quip with one another: “Say what you mean and mean what you say.” It’s our way of poking fun at each other when our words don’t line up with what we’re trying to communicate. The nice thing about the whole practice is that we really know what… Read More ›

Mightier Than the Sword

Since the shootings in Arizona, everyone seems to be questioning whether words have consequences as if the brimming power of words is a brand new idea. Consider that no sword or gun initiated the American Revolution. Men like Thomas Paine and Samuel Adams ignited a fire for freedom in the breast of the colonists, not… Read More ›

Faith Matters: Tension

I received this video from a site I subscribe to and thought it might benefit anyone trying to lead young adults in church, school, or even at home. The thing that keeps striking me is that these students – actually, all of us I suppose – don’t seem to be seeking a faith that erases… Read More ›

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