Monthly Archives: November 2012

Does Mary do a Touchdown Dance?

I still remember blocking Steve’s spike in the final round of the volleyball tournament at our youth group summer camp. He had been the pastor of our group for seven years several years prior, had raised children, and was attending … Continue reading

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Don’t Be Too Proud to Exclaim

From working with high school students, I’ve learned that it’s rare to find a set of teenage siblings who are audibly proud of their parents. Put to it, many likely are, but usually competition between them drowns out any parental … Continue reading

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Omnipotence

Omnipotence A wispy dandelion seed aloft, Two twirls, a dip, and rising up again, Now tossed in tempest–at dawn laid down soft’ There placed by hands Divine. The same the rain And currents writhing, tides, they smother coasts, While lumb’ring … Continue reading

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Letting Go of Needing to Know

It’s hard for Mary to process God’s favor toward her. “God favors you!” Troubled feeling. “Don’t be troubled! You’re going to bear a child! The Messiah!” “How can I bear a child?” Read through the story and see how she … Continue reading

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Righteous People with a “Boring Testimony”

How often have I heard students say that their testimony is “boring”? Yesterday I read Kim’s story, recorded by Justin Holcomb, of being rescued from the sex trade, reconnected with Jesus, and brought into a new chapter of healing and … Continue reading

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