• To Grieve on Good Friday

    We have come to Good Friday. If you are anything like me, Good Friday is often overlooked in the midst of Easter preparations. Good Friday more marks the beginning of Easter weekend than a day dedicated unto itself. I did not grow up noticing Good Friday much; my church did not have a Good Friday

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  • Natural Perfection

    It surprised me, my own heart. Swollen with expectation and disillusionment, it caught me off guard in the middle of that grocery store aisle. Occupied in self-debate, I concerned myself with two comparable cans in either hand: Which brand of stewed tomatoes is best? Which is more authentic? Or should I stew them myself? Now

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  • Busyness and Delight

    It’s ironic: we are a culture practically addicted to a busy lifestyle, but when we give ourselves fully to the rapid pace it requires, delight is sapped up and squeezed out. But we are well-trained citizens of this busy world, and we can live without delight for a while. Just as long as everything is getting done, we can get by without enjoying it. Unfortunately, the loss of delight isn’t the only sacrifice we’ll find of the road of the busy life.

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  • A Beginning

    Words have always played a prime role in my life. Some of my most defining moments in life have revolved around words – words I spoke, words spoken to me, reading the Word of God, or preaching it. Words have a formative way – a captivating , formulating, molding way about them. And in my

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