Asking for wisdom.

Here’s what James might have been saying in James 1:5-8: “If anyone lacks wisdom, go ahead, ask God. Not for the answer but for the insight to weigh the answers, the capacity to decide. As my brother, our Savior, Jesus said, ‘ask and you will receive.” What I’ve discovered every time I’ve asked, is that God […]

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Not the center of everything.

Jesus knew who he was. At his baptism, His Father had just told him. “This is my son, whom I love. With him I am well pleased.” It was a wonderful way to start a ministry career. But right after that experience, Jesus was taken into the wilderness, into the rocks and hills and barrenness. […]

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A love story.

May I tell you a relationship story? A good friend recently came to a moment of decision. And in that moment decided to resign his job. It wasn’t that he heard a voice from God, or saw a vision, or anything that spectacular. And it wasn’t that he had something to move to. But he […]

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A prayer for the first Sunday of Lent.

God. Sometimes we simply don’t know what you want. If we knew, for sure, we’d do it. Maybe. But we feel like we don’t know what you want. And we worry that we will do the wrong thing, Or the right thing for the wrong reasons. We worry about keeping you happy and not making […]

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Friday morning

Father God, It’s the end of the week. But I haven’t gotten everything done that I would have liked to get done. I have gotten done things that I probably shouldn’t have. I think that Jesus never felt like this on Friday. I think that when he got to the end of a week, as […]

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