Category Archives: Trust

Fixing Broken Things

“His name is MacGyver, and he can fix anything.” Growing up in the Midwest, we watched a lot of television in the winter, even though we only got three channels (four, if you count PBS, which we never did). My … Continue reading

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Two Scoops, Please!

Disclaimer: this isn’t a post about Raisin Bran (though it would taste wonderful this morning!), but about self-worth. It’s a subject that’s been bouncing around in the back of my mind for awhile, particularly recently. And honestly, the more I consider it, the more I … Continue reading

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Do the Next Thing

This has been one of those weeks where everything hit the proverbial fan. The highlight was getting into an accident on an icy hill that put my car into the shop, and then learning the damage would be far too costly … Continue reading

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Perspectives, Love, and Liberty

Think of your favorite book for a moment — do you realize that NO ONE will ever read that book the same way as you? Even the incredibly detailed and intricate works like “The Lord of the Rings” are never read quite the … Continue reading

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Rethinking the Rapture

The Rapture. The Vanishing. Millions of sets of empty clothes lying in the streets, in cars, in airports. The subject of one of the greatest best-selling Christian fiction works of all time (“The Left Behind Series”). To briefly introduce the … Continue reading

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The Lord of the Flood

Who is God — really? How often do we stop and actually consider who He IS? If God were to take Myers-Briggs test, who would He turn out to be? Would He be an INTJ, ISTP, ESFJ, or one (or more!) of … Continue reading

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Dating, Injustice, and Psalm 73

Have you  ever asked yourself,”What does she see in him?” or “What does he see in her?” There are some couples that just don’t seem to make any sense, particularly to outside observers. The other night at Starbucks while waiting for youth-group … Continue reading

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Softening the Soil and Pulling Weeds

Weeds. The bane of every gardener, horticulturalist, and lawn aficionado. Every garden and lawn has them — even the most meticulously kept ones (though the weeds may be tiny!). I especially hate dandelions and field bindweed that seems to take … Continue reading

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The Curious Case of the Missing Creativity

Over the last couple years, I’ve noticed that something has been dwindling: my sense of creativity. The thing is, I don’t know whether it’s dying, taking an extended vacation, or just out for a very long lunch! And if I am indeed losing my … Continue reading

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Dangerous Prayers and Killing the Weed

A couple weeks ago, I posted an entry called “Dangerous Prayers and a Sloppy Wet Kiss” that I’ve been doing more than my share of soul-searching about. Usually after I write about a subject, I tend not to revisit it for awhile. … Continue reading

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