Christian reflections

Like a Turtle on a Fencepost * 10 Minute Devotional

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

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Featured today at The Glorious Table

The funny thing about pain is that it lives only in our minds. We can see its effects–sleeplessness or thrashing about or tears–but we can’t see it. Once a painful season has ended, the pain lives in our memories. And it often looks different on the other side. I wrote this post for The Glorious Table nearly five…… Continue reading Featured today at The Glorious Table

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A Sniper-free Zone * 10 Minute Devotional

If you haven’t seen the movie Hacksaw Ridge, it’s pretty great. Lots of gore (it’s a WWII film about one of its most deadly battles), but also a really compelling story of faith. The film got me thinking about the damage a sniper can do. In war, a sniper can take out soldiers from a…… Continue reading A Sniper-free Zone * 10 Minute Devotional

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The Next Obedient Step * 10 Minute Devotional

Sometimes there is nothing left to do but take the next obedient step. When strategizing and brainstorming comes to an end, when finances run dry, when a medical diagnosis isn’t good, when the weight of grief is too much to bear, sometimes there is nothing left to do but take the next obedient step. Remember…… Continue reading The Next Obedient Step * 10 Minute Devotional