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I write on all sorts of topics such as Celebration & Wonder, Community & Discipleship, Intimacy with Christ, and Redemption & Grace. I share my random thoughts in Miscellaneous Musings.

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My Favorite Color

My Favorite Color

I sat across the table from a friend who was both rejoicing and grieving, as only a Christian can do.  She had brought me a gift, a Christmas present, to commemorate our meal and our friendship.  I reached into the bag, pulling out a beautiful mug.  On it, surrounded...

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Purposeful Suffering

Purposeful Suffering

I ran into an old friend today.  He is suffering.  Every time I see him he is suffering from physical and emotional maladies.  His life seems to feel more and more hopeless as time moves along, and I just don't really know what to say.  It's hard, but the suffering is...

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Hypomone

Hypomone

I sat at a friend’s dining room table, the sunshine pouring over my left shoulder and warming the back.  She tells me she has been studying James, specifically where He tells us to “consider it all joy… when (we) encounter various trials” because our trials produce...

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Vanity of Vanities!

Vanity of Vanities!

I used to read Ecclesiastes and scratch my head.  Solomon was just a little too wise for me, and his melancholy nature didn't resonate with my desire to see a cup half-full.  But after this clarifying past year and a half, I am starting to understand the book a little...

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The Trickle Down of Grace

The Trickle Down of Grace

Slinking into the rocking chair, I let the spine fall open on my well-worn Bible, like an invitation into Majesty.  I glance down at the page, and my eyes fall on a bold red rectangle, squaring off words.  1 Corinthians 12:22-26, to be exact.  Leaning over the...

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