Room for a Blue Christmas

Now that we are deep into the holiday season, you have no doubt heard Elvis Presley crooning about a Blue Christmas more times than you can count. The song has become standard Christmas music fare, and Starbucks has been playing it for over a month now. It’s catchy and sexy, and it is also very […]

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Peace or Adrenaline?

Which word best describes the consistent state of your soul this Christmas: peace or adrenaline? Are you living a life of “untroubled, undisturbed composure and well-being” (New Testament Greek definition of “peace”) or are you in a constantly stressed, adrenaline-laced, fight or flight posture? Most of us would align with the latter. It is the […]

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Winning, losing, and the Christmas story

Sometimes in life it is difficult to tell who is winning and who is losing. Consider Joseph’s stint in slavery, the three Hebrews’ stroll in a fiery furnace, and our Lord’s own trial and crucifixion. Each of these events shouted defeat for God’s purposes, and yet each of these defeats became a doorway to a […]

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And the answer is…

Jesus. That’s it. He is the answer. To what question(s), you ask? All of them. What does God look like? How do I know God loves me? How do I relate with God? What is my purpose? Why am I here? Why am I such a mixture of brilliance and brokenness? Where will I go […]

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Peace or Adrenaline?

Which word best describes the consistent state of your soul: peace or adrenaline? Are you living a life of “untroubled, undisturbed composure and well-being” (New Testament Greek definition of “peace”) or are you in a constantly stressed, adrenaline-laced, fight or flight posture? Most of us would align with the latter. It’s the bane of our […]

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