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Reflections on Driving Past an Estate Sale

My days are like an evening shadow; I wither away like grass. But you, O LORD, are enthroned forever; you are remembered throughout all generations (Psalm 102:11–12). Some months ago I drove past a sign emblazoned with the words “Estate Sale,” adorned with arrows...

Prayers to Help Frame Your Day

We are shaped and formed by our habits. In a very real sense, we become our habits. In his book You Are What You Love, James K. A. Smith observes that activities are not just things we do, but they are things that do something to us as well.  For this reason, we must...

Book Briefs (January–April 2020)

Here’s a look at what I’ve been reading since the beginning of this year! Enjoy! Justin Earley, The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction Since this was one of the most read books of 2019, I made my purchase and started reading it on...

O What Their Joy and Their Glory Must Be

This past Sunday during my sermon on Matthew 8:1–17, the main point I sought to bring out was: Since Jesus came not only to redeem a people but to renew creation, he demonstrates his Messianic authority by healing the sick and liberating the oppressed. Simply put, he...

The Book and the Prayer Card

Thumbing through my book of Jane Kenyon poems there it was. I see it nearly every day, but this morning the words on the old prayer card–written who knows when– waltzed off the 3X5 and pierced my heart suffusing it with serenity. He never fails....