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Darkness that lets us see the light

By |2018-03-02T16:30:24+00:00February 17th, 2016|

Part of me did not want to go to church. Another part of me longed for it, in a shaky, hungry sort of way. The hunger won out. At The Practice, the gathering we attend [...]

Disappointment with God: A Lenten Lament

By |2018-03-02T16:30:27+00:00February 11th, 2016|

I didn’t expect to usher in Lent feeling angry at God, but that’s how it went down. On Shrove Tuesday, my fervent prayers for a dear friend that I love and walk beside went unanswered. [...]

Be encouraged

By |2018-03-02T16:30:34+00:00January 13th, 2016|

Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing--The Apostle Paul, in his letter to believers. (1 Thessalonians 5:11) My mother and I, in a flash of ambition, sort through [...]

Do not be afraid…

By |2018-03-02T16:30:53+00:00December 18th, 2015|

“Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don't be afraid.” ---Frederick Buechner, Beyond Words: Daily Readings in the ABC's of Faith   In the Bible, the command repeated most frequently is “Fear not.” [...]

Fragile foster kids find a home

By |2018-03-02T16:30:58+00:00December 1st, 2015|

Where do the kids who no one wants go? How do foster kids who are "difficult to place" because of their medical challenges find a home? Sometimes, the story of a family captures your imagination [...]

What do you want?

By |2018-03-02T16:34:59+00:00April 2nd, 2015|

Our DeeplyLoved Lent series is drawing to a close. We've got just a few more days until Easter. Today is Maundy Thursday, the day before Good Friday. Traditionally, it's the day we remember Jesus and [...]

Leaning into the comfort of God

By |2018-03-02T16:35:48+00:00March 6th, 2015|

Sometimes I ask God, my rock-solid God,     “Why did you let me down? Why am I walking around in tears,     harassed by enemies?” They’re out for the kill, these     tormentors with their obscenities, Taunting day [...]

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