Looking forward

Entering a new year is a good time to take stock. Somehow this change of the last digit of the date gives us the feeling of having a fresh start. Self-analysis is a practice some find easy and others find hard. I’m more at the end of the spectrum where it’s a challenging exercise. As […]

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That log in my eye, again

“And why worry about a speck in your friend’s eye when you have a log in your own?” -Jesus, in Matthew 7. I keep fighting a war with myself over being judgmental. I’ll discover that someone I know does one of those things that drives me crazy, and that helps me to accept others that […]

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Time goes quick and…

Just over a year ago, I shared a meal with Jon and Nancy in Indiana. It’s not often that this guy from Colorado makes it over to the heartland, so that meal together was a special gift. We enjoyed a few short hours together and connected like it had been a few months and not […]

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Me in there

I love the book of 1 Samuel. It’s the story of a nation, their bad choices and their flawed leaders. I find myself in those pages too. In chapter 8, the Israelites said they wanted a king, just like the other nations. Samuel, their spiritual leader, told them that this was a stupid choice: “The […]

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The second greatest

It’s as vital as breathing to be loved. That’s a common line of thinking in popular psychology,* but Jesus also underlined the importance of loving others. It’s the second greatest commandment! Think of that – Jesus totally knew the ten commandments, but He said loving others is more important than not killing someone. And love […]

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