People I Know Who Most Resemble Jesus: Hold Lightly
I’ve noticed the people I know who most resemble Jesus, hold on to their expectations ever so lightly.
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The Graciousness Of Uncertainty
Monday I posted a quote from A.W. Tozer: “The one who takes up his cross has no plan of his own.” Tim Shey left another quote in the comment section. It was so relevant to Tozer’s quote, and it’s so good, that I had to share it. If you’re interested, you can read more from Tim over at The Road: Obedience Is Better Than Sacrifice.
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The Florida School Shooting And Billy Graham
I never heard this said about school shootings before and it really made me think. Read More
My Dad Died, And This Is What I Said
It’s 1:30 in the morning. The memorial service ended hours ago. All the visits with family and friends ended minutes ago. Kathy’s asleep and I’m just now finding time to blog so, the easiest thing I can think of to share are the words I said at my dad’s memorial service. Read More
What If You Had To Give Up Everything?
“Nevertheless, many even of the authorities believed in him, but for fear of the Pharisees they did not confess it, so that they would not be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the glory that comes from man more than the glory that comes from God.”
Nabeel Qureshi Died
For more information about Nabeel Qureshi, I recommend Justin Taylor’s excellent article Nabeel Qureshi (1983-2017).
Maybe you saw in the news recently that Read More
My Friend Just Died, And This Is What His Daughter Wrote
My friend David Serry just died. This is what his daughter Amy wrote.
My dad died last night.
This is going to be Read More
How Martha Gets A Raw Deal
When you hear the name Martha in the context of the Bible, what comes to mind? I know for me I think of the time Martha welcomed Jesus into her home and became “distracted with much serving.” All the while her sister Mary sat at Jesus’ feet and listened to his teaching. Martha became upset with Mary because she wasn’t lending a hand. In fact, she wasn’t contributing toward showing Jesus hospitality in any way other than listening to what he had to say.
Martha said to Jesus: Lord, don’t you care that my sister has left me to do all the work of serving alone? Tell her to help me.
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Political Polarization And Things For Which There Is No Law
I was standing in line at the post office today and overheard two women talking about the political polarization and anger we find in our country right now. An hour later I stumbled upon this quote from Os Guinness. Read More
A Man I Know Who Prays Without Ceasing
I have this friend who stocks shelves for a big box store. We were in his truck talking about praying before making big decisions and he commented that, sometimes, while he’s putting up merchandise at work, he prays for most of his eight hour shift.
I thought that was pretty cool.
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
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