Category Archives: Jesus Stuff

The Prisoners and The Freed Man 

I slowly walked down the hall gazing at the imprisoned statues. Their faces seemed to ache as they tried to pull their way out of the marble; their bodies looked tired, working against the cold stone for a freedom that would never come. Their features were formed but still foggy; they would forever remain a blurred shadow of what they could be if they had only been completely cut from the rock that bound them. Continue reading

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God’s Creative Third Option

“I don’t know why I so stubbornly held onto the lie that nothing could change for so long. I don’t know why I couldn’t believe that God might have a third option for me, for us.” Continue reading

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Hope for the Dreamers: What I Learned From the Life of Joseph

God can and does redeem spilled dreams. Continue reading

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Tea Parties and Good Samaritans

My daughter and I explore what it means to be like The Good Samaritan. “She began to see that a neighbor isn’t just defined by those on our street, our family, or even our social circles. She began to understand that “neighbor” meant something much more broadly. A neighbor was anyone who needs our love, mercy, and compassion.” Continue reading

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The Silence Before the Storm

Lent was beginning to feel like checking boxes on a chore chart. I knew that wasn’t what I wanted from lent and it wasn’t what I wanted with Jesus. So I tried something new. Continue reading

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God’s Promises and Our Expectations

How have you responded to the things God has promised you in contrast with the things you expected God to give you? Continue reading

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Living in Not Yet

Not Yet. I love those words, I hate those words. What do I do with a cup full of dreams piling up, forming and growing? What do I do with a drop of an idea beginning to form into something more if I can’t share it and pour it out? Continue reading

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