It gets messy

“Creation looks forward to the day when it will join God’s children in glorious freedom from death and decay.” Romans 8:21 Almost everything on this planet is not the way it should be. Yes, there’s beauty in a lot of what’s out there, but there is freedom in realizing that when we see things that […]

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Physical Pain

Saturday morning, I turned the wrong way. My back immediately sent pain into that part of my brain that overrides everything else. Movement in any direction caused more pain. I did several stretches. My wife administered pain creme and brought out a heating pad. There was little change… simply putting on shoes was something that […]

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Learn from

“Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young.” Paul wrote that to his young friend Timothy in 1 Timothy 4:12. When life brings us into leadership positions, it’s easy to forget that wisdom can come from many sources other than our own wisdom and experience. And the more we get set in […]

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A few ways to give

“Give to those who ask, and don’t turn away from those who want to borrow.” -Jesus said that in Matthew 5:42. Some people ask, and some people don’t. Carrying out Jesus’ request has come into focus in new ways for Heather and me. We’re involved in a new church in Denver, RiSo. Our focus is […]

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Saying goodbye

God has a sense of humor. Heather and I (and Jay and Rachel) said goodbye to our son Ben last week. Not just any goodbye – but for two whole years. He’s now in Italy, working with refugees arriving in Europe off boats from North Africa. He’s with a group called Care for Catania. The […]

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