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Where Will We Seat Jesus This Christmas?

I ran my hand along the brittle packaging tape, making sure the dusty box wouldn’t fall apart in my arms. Just another December duty–or so I thought. As I stashed my package in the passenger seat, I rubbed my hands together, trying to find feeling in my chilled...

Life in the Waiting Room

Replace the “I’ll Be Happy When” Mindset with the Joy of Here and Now “The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.” Psalm 103:8 NIV When you are experiencing a season of unknowns, do you feel like everything has to be resolved before you...

When an Ending is Just the Beginning

He makes winds his messengers, …flames of fire his servants. Psalm 104:4 (NIV)   The hand-written sign, "Pick Your Own," hung on the tired wooden fence surrounding the field of gladioli dancing in the soft Scottish breeze....

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Life in the Waiting Room

Life in the Waiting Room

Replace the “I’ll Be Happy When” Mindset with the Joy of Here and Now “The LORD is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love.” Psalm 103:8 NIV When you are experiencing a season of unknowns, do you feel like everything has to be resolved before you...

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Let Your Faith Take Flight

Let Your Faith Take Flight

Life threatens to make us weary.  Endless deadlines, responsibilities, and to-do lists overwhelm us. We long for a way to escape when we feel we can no longer endure. The words, you should,and I need become heavy weights of expectation. It is impossible to rise above...

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When Prayer Feels Like a One Handed Clap

When Prayer Feels Like a One Handed Clap

How did you feel the last time you whispered, “Amen”? Sometimes, I finish praying and hope I said the right words. If I’m not careful, a prayer that started with promise begins to trail off and becomes more like a task to complete rather than a sacred time with my...

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Why We Hope—Even in Heartache

Why We Hope—Even in Heartache

I stood at the door of my childhood home about to face the reality of my mom’s cancer. During my month long stay in in Africa hosting short term mission trips followed by six weeks in Scotland, she had spent the majority of her time in the hospital receiving...

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The Umbrella of Faith

The Umbrella of Faith

Have you ever felt compelled to share an umbrella with someone? It isn’t always the most comfortable situation. Maybe it’s because I take people touring in Scotland, but it seems like I spend a lot of time in the rain with other individuals who may have neglected to...

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