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Far More than We Can Imagine

The Apostle Paul trusted the God of infinite imagination, and we are encouraged to do the same. Whether we’re trying to envision a just world or the healing of our own hearts.


Can I Live Here?

The invitation to kick back, relax and get comfortable living in God’s beautiful and holy place is not nearly as unattainable as many of us assume. It is evident daily.


Payback

Payback always means more violence. It punishes, but it doesn’t fix a thing and it doesn’t satisfy. All you’re left with is a corroded heart.


Comma Campaigns

We are rapidly learning new languages—and it is not always easy. I personally don’t speak Facebook or Instagram. It’s a good thing God is still speaking while we are all finding our way.


Distinctions Without Difference

A beautiful thing about worship: it levels the distinctions between people. People just want to be one person among the people of God. Also, coffee. Coffee is non-negotiable.


The Word is Very Near You

God, nudge me out of analysis paralysis when it comes to knowing what you want me to do, and then acting on it. You have said it’s not too hard. I’m taking you at your word. Amen.


Tick Tock

We work hard at getting and keeping what we’ve got at any cost. Sometimes we’re so focused on doing things right that we forget to do the right thing


Dancing

The rain bucketed down, an unwelcome sight at summer camp on a Thursday afternoon. Campers and counselors alike watched it sadly from beneath streaming roofs.


When Works Don’t Work

Perhaps you sometimes work your faith to the bone. Perhaps you sometimes work-love yourself into exhaustion. And maybe you wonder what difference it all makes.


Small, Strange Miracles

Miraculous things can happen when spiritual communities are on the move. People take a chance—to lend an ax-head, to rent a theater, to extend kindness that makes life livable.