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Kicked Out or Freed?

God could have created us like little house cats. We wouldn’t ever get outside but we’d be brushed, babied, and loved. Instead, God put this little cat flap on the garden’s door.


The Playbook

We know Pharaoh’s playbook. And we must see our place in resisting it. It’s time to summon courage in ways we may never have imagined. We must fear God more than Pharaoh.


Riotous Reign

I know God’s ways are not my ways, but it still throws me for a loop that God is a storm as often as God is a silence. That God is an eruption as often as God is a stillness.


Draw Near

Humans are wired for connection and touch. So what is a human to do when drawing near is both what we most need and, in an age of pandemic, what might end us?


Jesus Wants Me to Cancel Me

I believe Jesus would say cancel culture has not gone far enough. ‘If any want to become my followers, they must cancel themselves, take up their cross and follow.’


Somos del buen Dios

I hope our children remember the hymn’s line: Somos del buen Dios. ‘We belong to God’ or literally, ‘We are of a good God.’


We Belong to Each Other

Giving isn’t about who has the most money or who can give the biggest offering. We give so that people can feel a tangible impact of our love for God and for one another.


Poured

You have to wonder: is Paul truly okay with being emptied out for the Philippians, or does he just think it’s his job to say so? Does he have someone he can unburden himself to?


On the Ground

I took a closer look at the carved angels, with the the suggestion of toes peeking out underneath their robes. Like they could have just been walking by in the stream of neighbors.


Let Us Now Praise Adorable Cat Videos

In this hard-edged age when too many people find pleasure in being cruel, to let your heart warmed by silly things is nothing short of an act of faith.