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Look Up, Child

Look Up, Child

During community group last week, we were commenting on how long we’ve been coping with this stay-at-home situation and how it feels sometimes like it’s been years. “It’s been fifty-five days,” piped up one group member. “But who’s counting?” For many of us, these...

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Look Up, Child

Why We Must Humble Ourselves

God is pretty clear in his scriptures about his thoughts on pridefulness and humility; he leaves no room for the former but he loves and graciously provides the latter for his children. Psalm 138 says: “Though the LORD is on high, He attends to the lowly; but the...

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This Is The Real Work

This Is The Real Work

Wendell Berry is one of my favorite authors and poets. His poem “The Real Work” struck me recently as particularly wise for our time. It reads in its entirety: It may be that when we no longer know what to do we have come to our real work, and that when we no longer...

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This Is The Real Work

A Deeper Look At The Heart

I have been thinking a lot about the heart lately. Not the four-chambered muscle working around the clock to keep us alive, but the heart in the biblical sense, as the seat of our emotions and desires. Our truest selves. The youest you. The Bible has a lot to say...

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Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled

Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled

Let not your hearts be troubled. Jesus tells his disciples this as he is preparing for his painful, ignominious death. He has such a short time to tell them everything they will need to know when he is gone. There is still so much to teach them! How could he be so...

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This Is The Real Work

What Does Lent Have For You?

This Lenten season has given me some time to reflect. In years past, I would sometimes give up something that I loved (that is, food) during Lent, but it was more a quasi religious self-improvement program than anything to do with the sacrifice of our Lord. Nowadays I...

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Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled

Set Your Eyes On Jesus

Have you ever failed at something, or gone through something really hard, and yet come out on the other side feeling like it was all worthwhile? Researchers and experts say we learn more through failure and adversity than we do from success. Winston Churchill said,...

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Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled

Jesus Is The Good Shepherd

It’s below freezing outside as I write this, so it is with special interest that I notice John writes in chapter 10 verse 22 that it was winter. We don’t get many details like that in scripture, so the few that are included sound off like klaxons in the text, loudly...

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Let Not Your Hearts Be Troubled

Jesus Gives Us True Sight

It seems like just yesterday we were cooing over a chubby 8oz little baby Jesus sleeping serenely in a manger full of hay, his cherubic face lit by glimmering fairy dust falling from angel wings in the rafters, the shepherds tiptoeing around the barn so as not to...

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