Every Cross Has a Story!

" We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose," - Romans 8:28

Does anyone else have a hard time sleeping after the time change?…

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Singing a New Song in a Hard Season

For your name’s sake, Lord, preserve my life; in your righteousness, bring me out of trouble." - Psalm 143:11

It had been a challenging Tuesday. Good healthy wrestling at work on some future planning, the anticipation of Awake and Alive…

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The Surprising Value of Hopelessness

"You wearied yourself by such going about, but you would not say, ‘It is hopeless.’ You found renewal of your strength, and so you did not faint." - Isaiah 57:10
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Did You Hear What I Heard?

  "And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”  - Matthew 28:20   After our first Christmas concert of the season we had a lot of younger kids take advantage of the free posters we give… Read more

When the Gospel Isn't Good News

In my work with young adults, I've been wrestling with the realities and challenges of children transitioning to independence. This is quite the process that involves major challenges to our identity, meaning and purpose.

The apostle Paul writes this in…

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"I Don't Know How You Get it All Done!"

The Battle Between Capability and Capacity 

I have been doing some studying on a personality test called the Enneagram. Finding I am a 2 on the Enneagram was somewhat liberating, but also a bit like getting splashed with cold water…

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"On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshiped him. Then... they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts..." - Matthew 2:11 


A few weeks before Christmas as…

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And God Said No - Higher Authority

I've said it a lot. I know you have too. I want to get back to normal. A wild wild west of living from day to day, week to week, closings, openings, masks, distancing, protests, politics, elections... it is stretching…

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Do You Not Perceive It?

Isaiah chapter 43 was the focus for my Awake and Alive small group a couple weeks ago, and I really appreciated the time we spent with the encouragements from God's word. Of the ones that jumped out to me, the…

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What to Do With Stinkin Thinkin

Last week, I was challenged as I delivered a chapel to our grade school kids at St. Paul's. The text was the passage above, and as I prepped for it, I remember back to my mom's challenges to me when…

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I Need a Savior, Not a Santa!

I get asked sometimes about why I think Christianity is different. Why Jesus is different than all of the other religious figures? What makes Jesus so profound that I would make him my world view, and it keeps coming back…

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