Learning In Order to Love…

“There are those who seek knowledge for the sake of knowledge; that is curiosity.  There are those who seek knowledge to be known by others; that is vanity.  There are those who seek knowledge in order to serve; that is love.” – Bernard of Clairvaux If you’re reading this blog post, then I can assume […]

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Coloring Outside the Lines

“Though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the LORD upholds his hand.” – Psalm 37:24 Mistakes.  Oh, how we hate to get caught making mistakes! The mere thought of it used to paralyze me.  (Yes, I was that kid standing in the candy aisle for hours, terrified of making the wrong choice!) […]

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Dreaming Bigger

The other day I was with my four-year-old son in the yard when we noticed an airplane zooming overhead.   “If you could fly anywhere in the whole world, where would you go?” I asked. Without hesitating, he cried gleefully, “McDonald’s!” I laughed, but realized that because of his limited experiences, that probably was the […]

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Taking Pride in the Small Stuff

We all dream of accomplishing great things, but how often do we consider the dramatic importance of all the small things along the way?  I encountered a perfect example of this while reading a book by Ted Cruz, the presidential hopeful, called “A Time for Truth.” The senator’s wife, Heidi, was shocked when she left […]

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Looking Ahead

As we prepare to ring in the New Year this weekend, many of us will choose to be “two-faced.” No, I’m not talking about doing something hypocritical.  The dawn of a new year typically causes us to reflect on our past even as we dream about the future. This phenomenon is why Janus (the Roman […]

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A Theology of Work

Celebrating Work Happy Labor Day, everyone! This is a day set apart to reflect on the work of our hands, to rest from our daily toil and labor, and to celebrate the way God has blessed our work. Of course, work is typically something we dread, not something we celebrate! But if we look to […]

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Flourishing in the Desert

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD.  He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not […]

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