Go Lower

F. B. Meyer said, “I used to think that God’s gifts were on shelves one above the other and that the taller we grew in Christian character the easier we should reach them. I find now that God’s gifts are on shelves one beneath the other, and that it is not a question of growing […]

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Count your blessings

“Give thanks in all circumstances.” ~ First Thessalonians 5.18, NRSV We have no problem counting the days of children but the days of adults prove difficult, embarrassing even. Our milestones are often covered up: the first gray hair, the first pain that won’t go away, the first time we could no longer do this or […]

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“Give Me Your Eyes”: How Race Defiles Us

… for they will see God.” Unlike most persons I talk to, I think about race in order to discern ways to never think about it again.  I talk about race in order to eradicate it from conversations about human identity and the ways in which we relate to each other.  I assert that we […]

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Pray Hard

Life is the matter of words. It is the collection, the compilation, the composition of letters ordered and then defined by punctuation marks. We speak with both the end and the receiver in mind. We speak to move and to move on again and again. Thus, we can no more stop talking than we can […]

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Ann Voskamp’s “When You’re Trying to Live Faith & Grace in a Black & White World

“We like to buy certainty and take home our little boxes — because we like to check out people andcheck off our little boxes.  But the thing is: Truth isn’t found in trite boxes — Truth’s found in the richness of Christ. Truth doesn’t come marked as simplicity — Truth comes marked with the fullness of grace, or it isn’t Truth. Truth is a Person and He […]

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