Monthly Archives: February 2019

How To Dress Better

[From the archives.] I don’t want to show you a picture of what I looked like in the tux I wore for my Senior Ball back in high school, but suffice to say I looked goofy. Same goes for the tux … Continue reading

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The Unknown Encourager – a tale of stress, anxiety, and getting through the weekend

This past weekend was hard. It was great and it was hard. I spent Thursday evening through Saturday afternoon at the West Coast Christian Writers conference. That meant not being home with my wife on Valentine’s Day. She sent me … Continue reading

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Making God Look Better Than He Is – a futile endeavor

Solomon built a temple for the worship of God, a place all Israel could gather together in the name of the Lord. When he finished building the massive temple – stone, and cedar, and gold paneled walls and doors – … Continue reading

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The Valentine’s Day Post That Made My Wife Cry

[An archived post.] Valentine’s Day 1987 Our first Valentine’s Day was supposed to be a romantic affair. I planned a meal for just the two of us, something I would cook in my then-girlfriend’s kitchen and we could eat by … Continue reading

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“I Don’t See Color” – a lazy response to racism and bigotry

“People of color are at a distinct disadvantage in our society.” “Not with me.” “Not with you?” “Not with me. I don’t see color.” “How can you not see color?” “Everybody is the same color to me.” “But they’re not.” … Continue reading

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Babies, Contact Lenses, and Visions of God

My eyesight started to worsen back in high school, but it wasn’t a big deal. By the time I was in law school, I needed glasses for driving because I couldn’t even make out the eye chart at the DMV. … Continue reading

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Naming Injustice and Oppression in Pursuit of God’s Justice and Mercy

[In today’s guest post, Lindsay Bruehl shares her open letter of gratitude to her church, a place where she stepped out of bondage to the injustice of judgmental legalism, finding freedom to grow in God alongside God’s people.] The other … Continue reading

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A Conversation with the World’s Oldest Man – learning to let go in the midst of disaster

[An imagined conversation between Methuselah and Noah.] “There is room,” Noah said. “We will MAKE room.” “I am not to go, my grandson,” Methuselah replied. “You know that.” “God did not say you cannot join us.” “And he did not … Continue reading

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