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All God’s Children

All children of the world are beautiful, reflecting God’s image. I have had the privilege of traveling a bunch, most often to spend time with people who live in poverty. Everywhere I go I find the same searching eyes of

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All God’s Children

All children of the world are beautiful, reflecting God’s image. I have had the privilege of traveling a bunch, most often to spend time with people who live in poverty. Everywhere I go I find the same searching eyes of

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Jesus Played Baseball

I don’t want to miss it. On opening day, my boyhood heart returns. Thinking back, I remember cleaning my bats and oiling my gloves (as a catcher I always had at least two). I would lay out my uniform–from white

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Jesus Played Baseball

I don’t want to miss it. On opening day, my boyhood heart returns. Thinking back, I remember cleaning my bats and oiling my gloves (as a catcher I always had at least two). I would lay out my uniform–from white

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Relational wisdom

In my travels and studies, I have collected many proverbs of the world. They make me think, laugh, and pray. To wit: “Be slow in choosing a friend but even slower in pushing them away.” – Scottish proverb. Lord, you

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Relational wisdom

In my travels and studies, I have collected many proverbs of the world. They make me think, laugh, and pray. To wit: “Be slow in choosing a friend but even slower in pushing them away.” – Scottish proverb. Lord, you

Honor the sabbath, and keep it holy.

Sabbath Wisdom

“How beautiful to do nothing, and then rest afterwards.” – Spanish Proverb. Lord, I’m bad at slowing down. I have difficulty hitting the pause button. My life is a moving target. Please teach me the true spirit of rest. Help

Honor the sabbath, and keep it holy.

Sabbath Wisdom

“How beautiful to do nothing, and then rest afterwards.” – Spanish Proverb. Lord, I’m bad at slowing down. I have difficulty hitting the pause button. My life is a moving target. Please teach me the true spirit of rest. Help

Even the hardest heart can break.

Heart Wisdom

“It is not within our power to place the divine teachings directly into someone’s heart. All that we can do is place them on the surface of the heart so that when the heart breaks, they drop in.” – Hasidic

Even the hardest heart can break.

Heart Wisdom

“It is not within our power to place the divine teachings directly into someone’s heart. All that we can do is place them on the surface of the heart so that when the heart breaks, they drop in.” – Hasidic

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In Ashes and Flames

At the children’s sermon during this week’s Ash Wednesday service, 50 or so children crowded the front of the church. I explained that for centuries, Christians have put ashes on their heads to be reminded of our struggles and sins.

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In Ashes and Flames

At the children’s sermon during this week’s Ash Wednesday service, 50 or so children crowded the front of the church. I explained that for centuries, Christians have put ashes on their heads to be reminded of our struggles and sins.

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The Love Test: Do you really love God and others? (The Jesus Creed, part 6)

A Discussion with Scot McKnight   I’ve been having a dialogue with Scot McKnight on spiritual growth over the last several weeks, as our church has studied his book, The Jesus Creed. Below is Scot’s Love Test, for those of you

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The Love Test: Do you really love God and others? (The Jesus Creed, part 6)

A Discussion with Scot McKnight   I’ve been having a dialogue with Scot McKnight on spiritual growth over the last several weeks, as our church has studied his book, The Jesus Creed. Below is Scot’s Love Test, for those of you