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A God Who is Available and Anxious to Speak?

I used to work as a news reporter and one thing that had to be learned on the job was good listening skills. Whether it was a businessman, politician or factory worker, my job was to listen intently to every word they were saying. I would then go back to the office to replay the […]

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Re-Learning the Art of Listening… to God

I recently met a friend for coffee and realized the whole hour had gone by and I had been talking the whole time! I apologized to my friend and promised we would spend our entire next coffee date hearing about her life. This “motor-mouth” moment made me realize that the same thing often happens in my […]

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What to do About Those Gosh Darn Nagging Sins

“…because through Christ Jesus, the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.” ~Romans 8:2 I love this verse, and yet sometimes I don’t see it as a reality in my life. I know that through Christ’s sacrifice on the cross, I am supposedly “set free” […]

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Pursuing Depth in a Surface World

We used to play a game called “limbo” where two people would hold a long stick starting at a reasonable height and one person would try to bend their body to walk underneath it without touching it. We would say, “How lowwww can you goooo?” Every time a person made it through without touching the […]

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The Ultimate Benefits Package

I’ll never forget how excited I was about the awesome “Benefits Package” I got with my first job: full healthcare coverage, 401K, investment options and the list goes on. Whenever the going got tough at work or my boss asked me to do something I didn’t want to do, I would remind myself of those benefits. […]

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