Close Your Eyes and Jump

I’ve never been a fan of the “prosperity Gospel.” And by that, I mean I don’t like the idea of holding a demand over God’s head – the whole “I do this, you do that” mentality. “I marry the woman you want me to, and you, God, make her extraordinarily beautiful, emotionally healthy, and the […]

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God’s Classroom

It’s the end of the school year here, and things have wrapped up pretty well. Our first day of legitimate summer was last Thursday, and it was a bit of a rough beginning. School ends, and we’re all like, “Now what?” But we’ll find our footing.  But anyway, all the projects and report cards came […]

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Angry with God

Maybe “angry” is too strong a word. Maybe it’s more like: “Smoldering with quiet resentment towards God.” But in either case, what do you do when you realize that the difficult marriage you have, or the dead-end job you’re in, or the cancer diagnosis doesn’t amount to the “abundant life” you thought Jesus was promising?  […]

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