Wasteful love.

The other day, I talked about Paul’s abandonment of reputation-seeking in response to Jesus’ invitation to relationship. It’s a story related to an act of devotion that happened less than a decade before Paul’s decision. There was a party to celebrate the resurrection of Lazarus. Jesus was the special guest. Martha was hosting. Lazarus was […]

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Going.

Nancy and I drove about 2000 miles recently. We started driving. We got to our destination. We started driving home. We got home. Between the stopping and starting, we had a good time with friends. In between the starting and stopping, there were stops, there was food, there were a couple of nights in hotels. In […]

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Being known.

Sunday we talked about words from Paul. When I’m talking about Paul, I’m talking about the apostle Paul, the writer of a lot of letters in the Bible, Saint Paul. Paul was an amazing scholar. Paul was a remarkably religious person. Paul was passionate about his devotion to protecting the true obedience to God. He […]

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A prayer for the fifth Sunday of Lent.

God, Can we call you that? Can we start that way? Do we have to say, “Dear God” in order for you to hear us? Or is it “Dear Jesus” or “Dear God Almighty, maker of heaven and earth”? Do we have to tell you everything we have done wrong before we can ask you […]

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Listening to the right sources

Jon recently shared the value of audibly telling our souls to rest. I thought a lot about that, as I love to consume information. Most Saturday mornings, I wake up too early and enjoy the weekend edition of a national newspaper over a slow breakfast, before anyone else in the house is awake. I gravitate […]

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