Reflecting on the rain.

“Showers of blessing, showers of blessing we need; Mercy-drops round us are falling, but for the showers we plead.” For the first third of my life, I was in church on Sunday evenings. That’s when we sang songs with more energy, with creative harmonies. The basses got to dig deep, to add notes. It’s the […]

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For those of us who live tentatively.

I have friends who read a lot. They set goals. They keep lists. They track their reading online. A couple weeks ago, I read a bunch of books. I was going to put them on my online reading list. But then I started thinking. “Are these the right kind of books to list?” I thought. […]

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David and Taylor Swift: on wisdom and love.

Today we have for you two partial posts. +++ David was a remarkable soldier. When we read through 1 Samuel, the accounts of his effectiveness in fighting the Philistines are striking. So when we get to 2 Samuel 5 and read, “And David inquired of the Lord,” the phrase stands out. So does the response: […]

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Listening for Calling

A guest post by Aaron Charles. You love stories. You know how I know that? Because we all love stories. From fairy tales to that yarn your grandma spins every time you see her, stories captivate us. Many of us have something else in common too. It’s a question we’ve grappled with for so long. […]

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Let’s just ask

He asked for healing. Jesus did what he asked. We forget the many accounts of Jesus and his actions in Matthew. (Or maybe you haven’t read them yet.) Go to Matthew 8. Two in a row – first there’s a guy with leprosy. He comes up and says to Jesus that if he’s willing, he […]

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