Category Archives: Relationship with God

An infectious faith?

Imagine what life would be like if we had an infectious faith as virulent as the more notorious infectious diseases of our era? When I began to think about that in response to the release of a friend’s new book, … Continue reading

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Words, words, words

I often make the comment that, “words matter.” You’re probably saying (in your head), “Way to go, Captain Obvious! You appear to have a firm grasp on reality.” I don’t say that because I’m kind of a geek about words … Continue reading

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Judge, jury and executioner: A modern parable (pt 1)

The silence was shattered as your cell phone shouted at you as if to say, “Hey stupid, pay attention!” You jump like you’ve never heard your cell phone before. You’re so engrossed in what you were doing, the cell phone seems … Continue reading

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Insights from LOTR

I’ve been a fan of the Lord of the Rings for more than a couple decades, and I’m always struck by some of the interactions between the key characters in the story.  During my last reading, I was struck by something that … Continue reading

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Voice? What voice?

Being trained as a psychologist has its share of weird perks (I’ll explain in a minute) and moments that inevitably bring a smile to my face. If I had a dollar (it used to be a penny, but inflation and … Continue reading

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Powerful Prepositions

Okay, so call me a geek, but lately I’ve been curious and sensitive to the power of certain prepositions in our language, and what they signify to us. No, this is not going to be a lesson in grammar or … Continue reading

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Of Trust, risk, & brokenness

How committed are we to the brokenness of which we so often speak? And to what kind of brokenness are we actually referring? Over the course of many years of examining my own heart, and listening the cries of others’ … Continue reading

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The power of shame

As I sat and listened to the story of Nicodemus once again, I was reminded of the effect shame has on me and probably most people when it comes to being reminded that we are less than we “should” be. … Continue reading

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Embracing Brokenness

Once a year a friend and I head to the mountains for our annual retreat. One year, he will come to Colorado, and the next year I will go to Seattle. We will hang out, ask questions that poke around … Continue reading

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How or where?

I was listening with great interest to our lead pastor as he continued to take us through the Sermon on the Mount. As he was talking, it occurred to me that the questions we ask when presented with the truth … Continue reading

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