What Consumes You? A Holy Week Reflection

What Consumes You? A Holy Week Reflection

For our ‘God is a consuming fire.’ — Hebrews 12:29 There are many things in this life that may consume us—some seemingly better than others. Most would acknowledge that to be consumed by something like greed or bitterness is not desirable. Perhaps we have a more...
The Yoke of Love

The Yoke of Love

Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. — Matthew 11:29-30 Many of us are feeling heavily burdened these days. Almost a quarter of all Americans...
Are You Wearing Fig Leaves?

Are You Wearing Fig Leaves?

Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we think we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are. — BRENÉ BROWN Who doesn’t want to be seen by others as put-together and successful? We all like to put our best self forward, don’t we? Publicly displaying...
Every Tribe and Every Nation

Every Tribe and Every Nation

After this I looked, and behold, a great multitude that no one could number, from every nation, from all tribes and peoples and languages, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed in white robes, with palm branches in their hands. — Revelation 7:9...
The Law of Love

The Law of Love

Love one another always. There is nothing else that matters in this world except love. — Victor Hugo When I was in high school in the late 1980s, I encountered something that touched my heart like nothing I had ever experienced. It left me with mascara and snot...
Joy and Suffering: A Holy Paradox

Joy and Suffering: A Holy Paradox

I’ve met joy in the wake of sadness—mostly through the intimacy I’ve found with God and other people. — Nicole Zasowski, What If It’s Wonderful? It’s been a hard few months for our family. We lost my mother-in-law in December to a long and terrible degenerative...

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