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Wistful Coveting and Christlike Humility

I have been praying for a friend who is experiencing devastating loss as she watches someone she loves slip away. I have observed her journey, trying to uphold her through messages, prayers, and by asking my prayer group to pray for her even thoug

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Pain

Psalm 88 isn’t typically the first passage of choice when it comes to short devotional reflections. In fact, upon first reading this passage, it even feels out of place among the other Psalms.

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Remembrance

Every family has a unique history. The act of remembering this history has a distinctive way of leading family members into deeper places of intimacy as a collective whole.

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Imagining the Future

The ability to imagine a different reality sets human beings apart from all of creation. Children are best at this. My favorite moments lately include playing alongside my nephews who are two and four years old.

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Contentment

Do you remember the last time you felt fully content? For some, it may be the exhilarating moment right after a tough workout. For others, perhaps it’s savoring the last bit of a delicious meal.

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Awareness

A couple of years ago, I was using the library at the Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City. I had spent a great deal of time there as a grad student and was fairly familiar with the area.

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To Fear or Not to Fear? Part 4

My youngest daughter learned to swim by jumping off the side of the pool into my arms. Each time she jumped, I moved back slightly until she had to swim a couple of strokes to reach me. Within just a short time, she was swimming on her own.

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To Fear or Not to Fear? Part 3

Read Psalm 111.

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