Jealousy assumes a zero-sum game, but this isn’t the math of the kingdom.
More than a sugar rush.
What are you afraid to do? Sometimes fear saves. Our fear of the snake just off the hiking trail, the out-of-control driver in the express lane, the unattended toddler near a swimming pool. But fear can also be an excuse. We can let it hold us back or keep us silent. Fear in its proper…… Continue reading Fear and Trembling Can Lead the Way * 10 Minute Devotional
For Lent this year, I’m logging off. Going dark. Signing off. Want to join me? I’ve realized my tech habits aren’t what I want them to be. I’m not the world’s worst offender when it comes to hours logged online, but I’m far from unplugged. I discovered Twitter recently and it is fun and addictive. The bottomless bowl of…… Continue reading Make it Your Ambition to Lead a Quiet Lent
A challenge from Bonhoeffer to stop playing on the shores of faith and dive in instead.
Alex Haley, author or Roots, kept a photo in his office of a turtle on a fencepost. When asked about this odd conversation piece, he’d respond: Any time I start to think, ‘Look how good I am,’ I look at the turtle—me—and realize I did not get here by myself. Sometimes Daryl and I talk about…… Continue reading Like a Turtle on a Fencepost * 10 Minute Devotional
I’ve never chosen a “word of the year” before. My blogger friends all seemed to have one: faith, unity, joy, presence. One word for the whole year ahead. Yet it felt odd to me, somehow, to choose a word for the next 365 days. How could I put them into a one-word box so early…… Continue reading Courage, Dear Heart * 10 Minute Devotional