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The Game Within the Game

I love watching my boys play football, and I love it even more now that I better understand “the game within the game.” But I really love the local church. And like in football, sometimes our playbooks need to change. 

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"I Know You"

All of the struggles of these past six months seemed so small — the pain of leaving a church, the incessant theological pushback. None of these things really mattered in comparison with knowing him.

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Contagious Courage

I see a church community as a place to experience the contagiousness of courage. Surrounded by fellow hikers on the path, we hear and see people cheering us on while we in turn do the same for others.

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Motivation Through the Mundane

Twelve weeks into an 18-week marathon training program, most of my days look the same. Wake up before the sun. Run. Go to work. Rest, rinse, repeat. But the monotony is building endurance for what lies ahead, much like my walk with God. 

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The Grateful Heart

Gratitude somehow builds up in us during the ordinary and good times of life so as to make us less likely to be defeated when the bottom falls out on us in this or that area of life. 

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Bringing Faith Practices Home

In the midst of Family Jeopardy, photo scavenger hunts, and watching kids connect with extended family members, we took time to intentionally talk about how God has been with us and faithful to his promises.

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Blessed by the Blessings of Others

I’ll never forget the professor who read Psalm 13 and tied it to his lifelong struggle with depression. The sanctuary was so quiet as he spoke that it seemed like everyone was blessed in glimpsing the blessings he received from this short but powerful Psalm.

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Death and the Color of the Carpet

Death brings things into perspective. The things you whine about and worry about don’t seem that big when you need a new kidney to live another day. The color of the carpet doesn't matter. 

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