You Are Loved

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How was everyone’s Valentine’s Day? Mine was less than stellar. In the morning I woke up feeling off, and by afternoon I had a fever, aches, a head that felt like it was going to explode, and what sounded like a case of tuberculosis. All this added up to making me the lamest Valentine’s date ever. We spent the evening …

Why Christmas Reminds Me to Hope in God

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I hate waiting. That’s why I have Amazon Prime. ‘Tis the season of waiting. We wait in lines, for packages to arrive, for family, friends, parties, planes. In the Bible, the word wait is often translated hope. They are intertwined. We must wait for the objects of our hope. Hope feels deeper. We don’t just hope for that gift we …

Keep On Loving

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I am not one for espousing my political views on my blog. Truth be told, in part it is because I am afraid – I don’t like arguments. It’s also because I think most of the inflammatory topics discussed on the internet are painted too black and white, and are better left for discussion by rational beings in personal contact, …

Just a Glimpse of How He Loves Us

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When I spoke at a training a few weeks ago, part of the introduction my friend Jenny gave for me included a video of me doing gangnam style at our son’s 8th grade graduation dance (what happens at the 8th grade dance apparently doesn’t stay at the 8th grade dance). Later in the training, when Erik and I were MCs, …

Weekly Word – Love Well

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Confession: I haven’t thought much about abiding this week. Well, I’ve thought about it. I’ve thought, “I should abide,” and then my thoughts end. What I have been thinking about is loving well, which I suppose does tie in to abiding. God tells me to abide in His love. It implies a mutual love. Therein lies the rub – God’s …