Ordinary.

We love events. Birthdays, weddings. Open houses, parties Christmas, Easter. We plan and worry, We invite and remind. We prepare and decorate and lose sleep. We wait and then we celebrate. But then we have to clean up. And catch up. Some of us love all these pieces. But truth be told, many of us […]

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A prayer for Trinity Sunday.

God. We crave wisdom. We want to know the next thing to do. We want to know the next thing to do is the best thing. Is the right thing. Is the thing that will mean something. Is the thing that will help us, will help others, will help you. We want to know why […]

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What if asking for help is okay?

I asked her how I could help her through my writing. She answered, briefly. Then she said, “What about you. How can I help?” I sat very still. It was mostly a sense of emotional paralysis. I realized that I didn’t know how to answer that question. And I didn’t like the feeling. For many […]

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Faithfulness.

Wes Gerig died on Sunday, June 7. At his service today (June 13), I’ll have the privilege of reading this essay I wrote about a year ago. I thought it worth sharing again. +++ “Wesley Lee … was probably fatally injured at Grabill Wednesday evening when a truck ran over the child.” He was three. […]

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