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43: Life & Scripture: Rich & Complicated

In today’s episode I ponder the richness and complicated-ness (is that a word?) of life. Between feeling vulnerable, having to push through the drudgery of a tough weekend… to the joy of watching people fulfill their vocations effectively. And then...

Grace and Consequences in Real Life: and good episode for parents 0

42: Grace & Consequence in Real Life

In which I take a few minutes to welcome the new listeners, and talk about why the church needs to be talking more about mental health. Then I tackle the concept of GRACE in our parenting and in our dealings...


A Letter to Like-Minded Believers about Online “Ministry”

Brothers and Sisters in Christ,  I come to you earnestly searching for a compassionate conversation about online ministry. Whether you call it “ministry” or not, the voices of Christian leadership online are not going anywhere. Many of us have had...

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41: God’s Promises and My Valley

    This week I ignored the alarms going off in my head and I posted on the blog about how crappy I’ve been feeling and what kind of anxiety and maybe even depression I’ve been toying with. It’s nothing...


Brushing Aside Pride and Being Honest

(This should be a post about Easter, right? It’s Easter week and this is a Christian blog! This is not a post about Easter.) I don’t usually think of myself as someone who struggles with anxiety and depression. I know...


Before Sunday

The weight of Good Friday, for a Christian, is easily discovered. Not in its entirety, of course. God spared us that reality and laid it on the shoulders of the one who could save us from it. But even still,...

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About Devotionals Survey

This year I’ve been writing some daily devotions and I can’t seem to shake the desire I have to put them in an ebook or something for public consumption. But in early April when I was pondering how this would...


For the Days When It’s Piling Up

There’s always something I’m striving for. Always something not-quite-right that I need to fix. And at its core, this isn’t a bad thing. I should definitely want to improve my life and the lives of my neighbors (especially those of...


40: Stay with Me

    Today’s episode attempts to look at John 15:1-11. I used to cringe when I heard the word “abide.” Why? Because it scared me. Take a listen to find out what my messed up deal was.  I mention some...


Lamb of God

A favorite hymn of mine, written by Twila Paris. So good to reflect on during Lent. Feel free to download onto your device or Pin it so you have it handy!  

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