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Dig In

The greatest gift you can give another is the purity of your attention. ~ Richard Moss Having written this book before COVID-19, I want to hug you, to pull you near and tell you that brighter days are ahead of whatever difficult season you’ve gone or are going through. I also want to jump up

Compassion for Friends

Therefore, when Jesus saw her weeping, and the Jews who came with her weeping, He groaned in the spirit and was troubled. And He said, “Where have you laid him?” They said to Him, “Lord, come and see.” Jesus wept. Then the Jews said, “See how He loved him!” And some of them said, “Could

Grow Under the Load

Surely He will save you from the fowler’s snare. — Psalm 91:3 The noblest souls are the most tempted. The devil is a sportsman and likes big game. He makes the deadliest assaults on the richest natures, the finest minds, the noblest spirits. ~ John L. Lawrence Morning Lord! — the fowler lays his net

Strong: Embracing a Woman’s Nature

Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. — Ephesians 4:15 As women, our very nature and physical design are set up with nurture and tenderness in mind. We are not constructed with hard edges but gentle curves.

Our God is Compassionate and Gracious

  Imagine living in the ancient Near East in 1500 BC. You’re a Hebrew, formerly a slave in Egypt, now traipsing through the desert around Mount Sinai. You inhabit a spiritually charged universe of “gods” and “goddesses.” And these divine beings are anything but nice. Read any ancient text. The gods were mean — finicky

Echoes from Eternity

“Kyrie eleison.” It was the one sentence uttered to Jesus more than any other. “Kyrie eleison.” Those who traveled with Jesus heard it over and over. “Kyrie eleison.” We would have been amazed at the number and variety of people that came to Jesus and said, “Kyrie eleison.” Some shouted it to Jesus from afar

The World’s Worst Neighbor

That’s me. I’m terrible at neighborhood stuff. I’m aware of this. I don’t like it, and I’m trying to change it. Because I’m socially awkward, the last thing I ever want to do is strike up a conversation with the guy walking in the apartment next door. I’ve got nothing to say. I’ve even practiced

The Giving Keys: Hope, Love, Dream, Fight, Believe

My whole life, I’ve prayed, God, I want to feel what You feel for people. Break my heart so I feel for people exactly what You feel for them. Little did I know where that would lead me. A few years later, I was touring around the country for my music album. One week, I

Leading from the Heart: What if Jesus Were CEO of Your Company?

Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave.” — Matthew 20:25-27

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