What I Learned About Time From My Coffee

What I Learned About Time From My Coffee

I used to sit and watch the steam rise off my coffee.  This was particularly evocative on cold mornings in South Africa where many houses have no central heating.  I would sit there and watch the thick steam quickly thin and disappear into the air and I...
Does God Care About My Lawn?

Does God Care About My Lawn?

It’s 4:00 pm on a Saturday and your lawn is looking an inch or two away from the HOA phone call.  You are tired.  You had a tough week full of tough decisions, hectic schedules, and strained relationships.  You want it to look good for Sunday.  You want everything to...
What Does God Do With My Brokenness?

What Does God Do With My Brokenness?

I just started a renovation project in our house. The design, function, and final look of the project have occupied space in my mind. It isn’t always there, but I always come back to it. I plan and scheme and dream of what I want to do.  All these projects have a...
What Can I Do About Anxiety?

What Can I Do About Anxiety?

Recently a verse came to my mind. Psalm 43:5. It sums up my feelings lately. I feel cast down. Like a man charging windmills, I fight at nothing and everything. There is a fog between me and the world.  I am anxious. Admittance is key to getting help but I would...
Is Suffering a Good Thing?

Is Suffering a Good Thing?

If you asked me ten years ago if I thought suffering was a good thing, I would have said no. Fast forward to how I would respond to that question now and I would say yes. What has changed? My perspective. We live in a culture where everything needs to be convenient...

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