Christian reflections

He Loves Me, He Does * 10 Minute Devotional

Our almost-5-year-old son is in a be-naughty-and-then-feel-terrible-about-it phase. He’s a really good kid almost always, but some days he gets this look in his eye (all parents know the one) and then he’ll disobey, and struggle to move on from the offense. “I’ll never be bad again, Mommy,” he told me a few days ago,…… Continue reading He Loves Me, He Does * 10 Minute Devotional

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The Shape of Things * 10 Minute Devotional

I heard Andrew Peterson perform a few weeks ago. The guy’s profound and thoughtful, and I ended up scribbling a bunch of notes on the back of a pew envelope because I wanted to remember all his nuggets of wisdom. He spoke of a season of suffering that he railed against at first. No one…… Continue reading The Shape of Things * 10 Minute Devotional

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The Best Thing You Can Do for God * 10 Minute Devotional

I’m a doer. I DO things. I get things done. Anyone relate? In a premarital counseling session with my not-yet-husband over a decade ago, our pastor prayed a metaphor over me. “Courtney is a thoroughbred, Jesus,” he said. (Pastor Kevin has buckets of wisdom and uses lots of metaphors, so I didn’t take the fact that he was…… Continue reading The Best Thing You Can Do for God * 10 Minute Devotional

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The Wages of Cin-namon * 10 Minute Devotional

My three year old son is rarely blatantly disobedient. Sure, he’ll occasionally steal a toy from another kid on the playground, and I’ve had to tell him more than once that his feet do not belong on his dinner plate. But by and large he’s an easy kid. A good listener. Which is why I…… Continue reading The Wages of Cin-namon * 10 Minute Devotional