The One Thing You Will Never Lose

After a long but rewarding afternoon, I finally sat this evening to pray. And no sooner than I had, my daughter who should have been sleeping started to cry. And then I started to remember all of the things that I had to do, the lists that I told myself I would accomplish before the …

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What If the Disciples Never Left the Upper Room

What if the disciples never left the upper room? What if they decided to stay there and continue to pray after Jesus returned to heaven and never bothered to take their ministry outside of those doors? What if they sat on their gifts and when visited by the Holy Spirit on the Day of Pentecost, …

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Update: I Am Not My Hair – Reflections from a Disappointed Consumer

Several weeks ago I shared my frustrations about a recent visit to Target in Shoreview. I had gone in to buy some hair products for hair, and came to quickly realize that there was not much of anything there for people who looked anything like me, regardless of whether they had permed hair or natural …

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Taking a Beating: A Lesson in Humility

Although I consider myself relatively wise, I know that I am still quite young and have a lot more wisdom to attain. However, one thing that I do know, call it as a result of being wise or just my own personal experience, is that people do not like being taken advantage of. I have …

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One Thing

We often get bogged down, overwhelmed in fact by the long list of demands that are in our lives. Whether those lists revolve around work, family, society, religion, or even personal expectations and norms, it is clear, increasingly clear that we are a very busy people trying desperately to keep our lives from spilling over …

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When God Sings

“The LORD your God is in your midst, a victorious warrior. He will exult over you with joy, He will be quiet in His love, He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.” Zephaniah 3.17 In times of grief, anxiety, and despair, this verse in Zephaniah has often been a comfort to me. It …

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