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Dawn is Coming

The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:5 – NIV The darkest night of the soul will not and cannot last forever.  Regardless of what has brought on this dark night, take heart my friend, dawn is coming! I know, because I have been there too. You are…

Savoring Christmas

Merry Christmas!  We have been looking at the concept of Jubilee and rest, but at Christmastime I want to pause and reflect upon the Christmas season.  We will pick up where we left off with Jubilee in the New Year.  You may recall I set out to Savor 2020.  In the Spirit of savoring, I…

Nothing to Prove

Accept one another, then, just as Christ accepted you, in order to bring praise to God. Romans 15:7 – NIV I am always amazed when I hear highly successful people share their experiences of people not believing in their ability to accomplish their dreams. It is all too common for people to tear each other…

Known

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you…” Jeremiah 1:5 – NIV Have you ever had a conversation and it felt like you and the other person were not on the same page? Where everything you said is misinterpreted? I had one of those conversations the other day. They asked a question. I…

Significance

You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you so that you might go and bear fruit – fruit that will last – and so that whatever you ask in my name the Father will give you. John 15:16 NIV Significance.  If we are truly honest significance is something, we all crave.…

Burn It Down

This past academic year I gave a series of talks for Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) entitled – Burn it Down. Burn it Down was inspired by the MOPS theme – Find Your Fire – and the concept of controlled burns in forest management. Controlled burning restores nutrients and allows forests to grow healthier by destroying…