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Sarah, My Sister

Sarah pushed the boundaries of cultural norms and treated Hagar as an equal. But unjust systems do not disappear simply by taking one step…

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What shall we do with Joseph?

Through the ages, Joseph has been portrayed behind Mary’s chair, hiding behind a pillar or looking irrelevant. Yet Joseph was a person with his own faith...

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Here I am

There is one glaring spot in the Bible where the phrase “Here I am” is shockingly absent.

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A hole in the roof

How unorthodox a path would I be willing to take to help someone who has been shut out of the presence of Jesus by “the crowd”?

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Words from an intemperate heart

The book of Jude seems written by someone who has a burr under his saddle or, as William Beahm of blessed memory used to say, “a raspberry seed under his...

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Bigger than you can imagine

My 4-year-old nephew Simon asked, “Does God give hugs?” Yes, his mother said. Simon asked, “Do we have to wait in line?” His mother assured him that we...

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Lessons from kickball

I gave the ball a good, hard kick. It took flight and landed in a neighbor’s garden. I ran the bases and was headed for home when I got nervous—not about...

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Thrive!

God longs for us to thrive, and has given us the tools we need to do so. God loads us with benefits and loves us in so many ways. Still, If I can use...

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Let your light shine

As the sunset fades and night deepens, streetlights, shop lights, and headlights shine, and I am reminded that it is in the darkness that the light shines...

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All is well

Your path may be painful, your days may be difficult, your situation may be serious. As Christians, even through our trials and tears, we are called to...

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It will be all right (part 1)

There is a certain woman that I would like to talk to. Her story is told in 2 Kings 4:8-37, and the lessons of her story should be inscribed in our hearts.

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Lessons from gift giving

Some lessons (if we are willing to be taught and willing to see) can be learned from a couple of 4-year-old girls and a little 3-year-old boy.

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