Month: September 2019

Peace in the Sandbox

When thinking about our great God and His amazing attributes, I would have to say that His sovereignty is my all-time favorite.  One simple and mind-blowing way to describe the sovereignty of God is that He is absolutely in control of all things. For some people, the knowledge that God is in control can bring great comfort, but for others …

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Sam, the Missional Dog

I may own the most popular dog in the neighborhood.  Two weeks ago I got a little Patterdale Terrier named Sam.  He’s adorable, but super energetic, so we’re often out in the neighborhood walking or in my backyard playing.  In the two weeks I’ve had him, I may have met and had a conversation with every kid, their parents or …

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The Apostle Paul and Jazz

Wynton Marsalis, internationally renowned jazz and classical musician, writes movingly about two aspects of jazz he discovered early in his career.  First, jazz teaches you to express your uniqueness.  “Through jazz, we learn that people are never all one way.  Each musician has strengths and weaknesses.  We enjoy hearing musicians struggle with their parts, and if we go one step …

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Mornings With God

For a while I’ve been setting an alarm on my phone with the intention of going to the gym for a morning workout. Every morning when I wake up to that alarm, I look for any excuse not to go to the gym. Sometimes I’ve already conjured up an excuse the night before! “I’m still sore from that last workout …

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