The danger of being captivated by fear.

I was talking with a friend about fear I have. It was a good conversation. He helped me think it through. And I’m not going to talk with you about it. He prayed for me, asking that I wouldn’t be “captivated by fear.” I confess, I took out my pen and wrote the phrase on my hand […]

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A prayer for a new week.

I make lists of things I want to write about. It’s a good practice. But it’s a barometer of my soul as well. When every idea on the list is a “how to”, I know I need to think a little about”why to.” When every idea on the list is “How sad”, I know I […]

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You may be moved.

There are times when I watch something or read something or hear something that makes me stop, makes me weep. This video brings together four people whose relationship accomplished that stopping. I’ve been shaped by Eugene Peterson for thirty years. I read A Long Obedience in the Same Direction when I was teaching speech in […]

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