Craving a Clothesline
Christian Living / August 21, 2017

I’ve been thinking about clotheslines lately. I know that seems odd. Believe me, I love my washer and drier so much that I use them daily. They have become old friends to me. And, while I know the sun is a natural bleaching agent, I am not a big fan of crunchy clothes. So why all the recent craving for a clothesline? Allow me to explain. ... Read more

When Sorrows Like Sea Billows Roll
Christian Living / August 19, 2017

When sorrows and sea billows roll, we must pursue that which will outlast all that will be burned on the earth. We must devote ourselves to eternal things. We mourn with those who mourn, but we are not a people who mourn without a hope. ... Read more

Life on Purpose
Christian Living / August 17, 2017

Life is meant to be lived on purpose. Allow God's Word to take account of your life and realign you to live today for so much more than today. ... Read more

A Word to the Worried
Christian Living / August 14, 2017

If worrying were a field of study, I would have received an honorary doctorate by now. I have been perfecting the art of worrying as long as I can remember. I packed emergency survival kits for small outings by day and planned elaborate fire escape routes for various scenarios by night. ... Read more

Why the Way Forward is Backward
Theology / August 12, 2017

When churches get into the practices of using novelty to draw people in instead of Christ, they become counterproductive to the mission they are seeking to accomplish. So how do we guard against this? We go backward! ... Read more

The God Who Sees
Christian Living / August 8, 2017

A God who sees is terrifying. Every bitten word, every dark thought festering behind a placid smile, every cruel judgment beneath the pleasant civilities, every spark of bitter frustration and anger, every tinge of doubt and fear, every putrid seed harbored and protected in the mire of our flesh, lies naked before the throne of the all-seeing God. ... Read more

Reading Books and Why We Have to Dive
Christian Living / July 10, 2017

Surfing.  I’m a native southern Californian, so of course I’ve tried it.  But it just didn’t work out for me. Happily, my kids seem to enjoy it.  But actually we all surf everyday—in fact, often for hours a day.  It has become a habit for us to Google and then just scan things briefly to get the gist.  We have access to gazillions of resources and just hardly know where even to begin.  It’s overwhelming sometimes. ... Read more

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