Moving toward love.

There’s a bell that rings when you walk into Lystra Tea Company. If you go there regularly and your visits are encouraging, just the sound of the bell can help your morning. Or afternoon. Or evening. I stop by often. I came today to learn more about how to give up fear for Lent. “Maybe […]

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Changing for the sake of love.

Forget, for a moment, the season of Lent. Forget the debates about obligation and grace and structures. Set aside the comments about what tradition you did or did not grow up in. Instead, today ask yourself two questions. Start with this: What do you want to change about how you interact with God and other […]

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Captivated by fear.

(This is a rerun from 2012. Some of us still need it.) 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, […]

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