I Assumed

Back in December I made a mistake. I’m sure I made more than one, but this one hit me on the head.

Every December for many years I have spent one evening out with a group of friends. We exchange gifts, talk about the year past and the year coming. We laugh. And sometimes cry.

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Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Think about your good friends. How many conversations have you had over the last year? How many events have you attended together? In each conversation or at each event, you learned a bit more about your friend, right?

Prayer, at its core, is a relationship-building tool—a way to build and ...
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Surprised by My Daughter

Imagine a strawberry cheesecake without cream cheese. Or brownies cooked without oil. (Hint: they will look normal but actually be as hard as bricks. Trust me.)

So, what ingredients make friendships delicious? And if omitted would leave them bland and hard to swallow? Certainly time.

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Messy Crazy Grief

For many of you, today will involve visiting a grave. Others of you may not visit a grave but your mind will wander back to memories of a loved one now gone from this earth.

As I’ve talked with some of you who have recently lost a loved one, I hear the ache in your voice. You talk of the ...
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Lord, Teach Us to Pray

Think about your good friends. How many conversations have you had over the last year? How many events have you attended together? In each conversation or at each event, you learned a bit more about your friend, right?

Prayer, at its core, is a relationship-building tool—a way to build and ...
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The Year of Sidestepping Jesus

The Year of Sidestepping Jesus

Avoid. Bypass. Duck. Evade. Dance around.

Sidestep. We’ve all done it.

Avoiding eye contact in the church lobby with a woman you enjoyed working with on a committee at church until you had THAT discussion.

Crossing the street when you see a neighbor who just ...
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