Prayer warrior

She lived by prayer. Every surface of her apartment walls was covered with photos of people that she prayed for. Including me. My mom was a very faithful pray-er. She kept written journals to see how God answered prayer. After she died, I talked with her pastor, and he jokingly said, “There has been an […]

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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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