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about what my son thought was totally awesome

A couple of weeks ago we started the long process of cleaning out our garden to make way for a new planting of bushes and flowers. We bought a new house last year and we figured out quickly the builder … Continue reading

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about some photos that defeat darkness

Yesterday my friend and fellow blogger Trevor posted an article in the New York Times Magazine that caused me to totally scrap what I was writing and go another direction. This week we are talking about life arising from death. … Continue reading

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about finding meaning in suffering

Be sure to check out Trevor and Allen’s posts this week on suffering as well as this one. They have some tremendous thoughts this post was built on.  I remember getting out of the rental car and feeling an incredible … Continue reading

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Lent: The role of suffering

A few weeks ago I had a student in one of my groups who bragged about not really having a lot of emotion. Instead of getting too wrapped up in the stresses and demands of his life, he has chosen … Continue reading

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some thoughts on WorldVision and meeting folks where they are

Since we have had children, my wife and I have noted we tend to fight a lot more than when it was just the two of us. Most of our convict surrounds disagreements on how we should deal with discipline, … Continue reading

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Failing at Lent: A Five Point Theology of Fasting

I have failed at Lent already. A good portion of what I am trying to do during Lent is being intentional and focused with my kids. I also gave up coffee. These two collided quickly. I came home one day … Continue reading

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about the way Jesus chose to be human

One of my favorite lessons in our weekly curriculum we do with students at Teen Lifeline is the discussion about resources. While for many the very idea of talking about resources seems really dull, the way we are able to … Continue reading

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Lent: The Temptation of Jesus

With the season of Lent, we take the journey with Jesus along the major turning points of his ministry to the lost flock of Israel. In narrative terms, over the next six weeks we will examine what screenwriters call “life … Continue reading

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about a new perspective on Ash Wednesday

In many ways the mid thirties have not been kind to me. Being now in the throws of early parenthood with two boys, my once youthful energy and exuberance have succumb to a slowed metabolism and ever declining level of … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday

The cross of Ashes is an identity marker. It is the intersection of who God is and who we are. It is a reminder of who we are and whose we are. Because we spend a lot of time forgetting … Continue reading

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