Eating Summer 2019

Have you started yet? A few years ago, my brother, Cheyenne, posted a memorable picture of himself swimming up out of a pool with his mouth wide open like he was about to take a giant bite. His caption read: “I’m eating summer.” I hope you are able to do that this year too. Whether […]

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Eucharistic living—YOU are broken bread and poured out wine

The centerpiece of many Christian traditions is Communion/Eucharist—the bread and the wine, ancient symbols of Christ’s redemptive suffering for the healing and quickening of the world. What we sometimes overlook in our various approaches to the Eucharist; however, is the fact that Jesus is not the only bread and cup—you are too. In his classic […]

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Resting from work or working from rest?

How would you describe your time off from work (and by work, I don’t just mean your job, but also all of your personal/family projects and demands)? Do you typically rest from your work or do you work from a place of rest? There is a gigantic difference between the two. It seems to me […]

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How to have a spiritual retreat

“Jesus often withdrew to lonely places to pray.” (Luke 5:16) If Jesus did it shouldn’t we? If the Lord Himself “often” withdrew for prolonged seasons of connecting with God through prayer then shouldn’t those of us who follow Him make time for spiritual retreats too? If you’ve ever done it—if you’ve ever carved out an […]

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Weary Warriors (The End of the Trail)

  Does this statue look like you? Are you a weary warrior, fighting to stay atop your equally weary mount? This sculpture, called The End of the Trail, was created in the late 1800s and it gripped my heart the first time I saw it as a child. I was fascinated by this slumped and swaying […]

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