Weary yet pursuing

“So where you on the Richter scale, babe? How are you on a scale of 1 to 10?” Jessica asked me this question the other day, and it wasn’t nearly as easy to answer as it might initially sound. I had to answer it on multiple levels. I had to answer it practically. Practically, experientially, […]

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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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Note to Self

Dear Self, I’m not sure what you are thinking or how you are feeling right now, but in case you’re not doing too well, I wanted to remind you of some things. Emotions come and go; truth remains. Unfortunately, emotions often feel more powerful than truth, and sometimes we can judge the entire external universe […]

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Inspired when there’s no inspiration

It’s easy to feel inspired when you’re inspired (and, yes, I do realize how silly and obvious that sounds), but what do we do when we’re not inspired and yet we’re still expected to perform? How do we get inspired when nothing moves us or awakens our creativity? The Apostle Paul expected Timothy to find […]

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Taking your ball and going home

Have you ever had a Jeremiah day? A Jeremiah day is one where we question our calling, resent the various sacrifices that we have to make in our lives, get angry at God, but then lament our inability to actually walk away from Him. Jeremiah the prophet hit such low ebb in his ministry that […]

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