An evening of hopeful stories.

Becky and Rich wanted to get some people who needed to hear stories about hope together with some people who needed to tell stories about hope. When I write that sentence, I realize that means just about everyone. But you can’t invite everyone, not to the same living room at the same time. The dream […]

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Stop for some tea with me.

Friends are saying goodby to parents and spouses and siblings and cousins and nieces. Friends are wondering how interviews are going to turn out, how to take the next turn. Friends are recovering from surgeries. Friends are wondering about the new guy. Friends are wondering how much of the pain in the world they can […]

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You could have a good day.

Some of my friends work with people who don’t have many days of breathing left. They sometimes ask a simple question: “What would be a good day for you?” For someone who has machines and drugs and pain and a failing body, it’s a way to find the things that matter. “A good day is […]

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How to think about what is right.

( First published April 11, 2016) In one of his letters, Paul tells the readers to think about things that are true, noble, right, pure, lovely, admirable, excellent, and praiseworthy. It’s a nice list. But many of us struggle with application. I want to suggest that when Paul talks about focusing on what is right, […]

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A muddle in the middle.

(First published November 17, 2010.) I love stories about people praying and then having answers. It’s exciting. I mean, think about this story: Paul writes a letter to some people in Rome. He talks about his travel schedule and his desire to visit them. And he asks them to pray for him. Pray that I may be […]

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