February 13, 2018

Competitive Prayer

twin boys fighting in a garden

This is generally what my house sounds like in the morning….​Me: Okay, kiddos.  Who wants to get ready first?​Kids: no answer.  Still watching cartoons.​Me, to one child: Do you want to get ready by yourself or do you want Mommy to help you?​Z (It’s usually Z): I want Mommy to help!​So we get his new […]

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November 30, 2017

When God Speaks Through an iPod

headphones against a pink background

When I first became a Christian, I liked to say that God spoke to me through external circumstances.​I would get nudges…some stronger than others…Let’s face it: some felt more like full body-checks that knocked me off course…​But it was always through events that were beyond my control that God spoke to me.​Scholarships.  Graduate school acceptances […]

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March 3, 2017

What God Wants Me To Do For Lent This Year

cross in a field

Back in December, I was browsing the aisles of a bookstore, looking for a gift for a good friend of mine, and sort of trapped in the Christianity section.Trapped because there were so many options.​Which one should I pick?So I sent up a little prayer: Dear God, please help me choose a book.  Amen.Quick and […]

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February 12, 2017

On Knowing God and Knowing about God

stack of books

William Luther White, in The Image of Man in C.S. Lewis, writes that…”Though his respect for clear, logical thought was high indeed, Lewis did not make rational investigation an end in itself.  He pointed out in Psalms that to be a great theologian is not the same thing as to be a good Christian.  His […]

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January 23, 2017

Listening to Worship Music on Repeat

Lately, in the car and at home, all I’ve been listening to is contemporary Christian worship music.I think we’ve listened to a single Rend Collective c.d. in the car for about 27 times in a row so far.And the other day, I was reminded of one of the best reasons for stocking my playlist with […]

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