Tag Archives: trusting God

Grief 2.0 – Between a rock and a hard place

There is a lot about the grief and loss process that, for many Christ-followers, feels like being caught between a “rock and a hard place” as the old saw goes. Of course, when we lose someone we are often reminded … Continue reading

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Judge, jury, and executioner: A modern parable (pt. 2)

Gayle sat in the chair to my right, and beyond her was the Sheriff’s deputy who we found out was named Jerry.  He sat down rather uncomfortably adjusting his sidearm so he could sit in the chair.  Once everyone was … 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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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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Voices from Silence – Retreatant 1

Hearing God in the Silence Going into this past weekend, I had planned, expected, and hoped to see and hear God in a more obvious way than I have in a very long time. Since beginning a season of grieving … Continue reading

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Fall Silent Retreat 2013 – A compilation of meaningful quotes

Our silent retreat for the fall of 2013 is quickly coming to an end. It seemed that most of our conversations centered around grace and the meaning it has as we journey with Christ in our day-to-day lives. It’s easy … Continue reading

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