apple modem with malfunction light

Broken, all the time

Our Apple modem went orange. Again. (Its little light is green when everything’s working right.) That happens every month or two. Something inside its little brain is not happy, and it tells us so. If I unplug it from the wall and then plug it back in, it’s happy again. But the fact that it […]

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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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A hole in the hand.

It was a Good Wednesday several years ago. That’s the day two days before Good Friday. On Good Wednesday, creatives around churches are looking at their “really cool” concepts for Good Friday services and realizing all the pieces have to be ready in two days. It’s a scary time. We were going to have a […]

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We can’t see

I recently met a man who suffers from PTSD, as a result of experiences in the Vietnam War. I can’t begin to understand the depth of pain he knows and feels on an ongoing basis. The aches and pains in my life must be child’s play to him. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 2:11: “No […]

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Not the expected journey.

First published November 17, 2011 I love stories about people praying and then having answers. It’s exciting. I mean, look at 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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