Little pieces of love.

First published May 5, 2010 We want to do huge magnificent works of passionate loving action. We want to have a significant impact. We want to do something massive that will transform the world. We want to focus all of our energy into something amazing. That’s what we want to do. Instead, we decide that […]

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A prayer for persistence on Monday

God, it’s Monday. You knew that. You know that lots of my friends are asking you for lots of things right now. For peace while waiting to find out about cancer. For patience while waiting to find out about a daughter. For endurance while preparing for a quest. And we keep wondering about the answers, […]

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How can I start praying again?

Dear Jon: Something just hit me and I hope I don’t get struck down for saying this: I used to pray, something I used to do quietly on my own since I was a kid. But a year ago or so, I began questioning the purpose: If God has a plan for me and knows […]

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Saturday reflection: online. character.

This weekend in Michigan, a bunch of high school students who are leaders at their churches are spending time talking about faith and culture and leadership. The conference is called Converge2101. I was asked to create a video about online character. We decided to share it with you, too.

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teaching stories

Kelley and Michael walked into my office. They asked a simple question about a person. I started laughing. They just looked at me. I said, “Sometime I’ll be asked a question that’s not answered with a story.” And then I spent five minutes telling them a series of stories about the person, stories that answered […]

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