Ask not what you can do for your country

I have been trying to make sense of the role I can play as a citizen of a nation in turmoil. And with all due respect to JFK, asking what I can do for my country needs a qualifier. Last week's insurrection reveals how a misplaced desire to make the country great can lead to... Continue Reading →

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Mary and Joseph Reflect: How to love your wife

Husbands, go all out in your love for your wives, exactly as Christ did for the church-a love marked by giving and not getting Ephesians 5:25 (MSG) During the Christmas season we reflect on the birth of our Savior and the ultimate gift we are given in his birth, death, and resurrection.  In Christ, we also... Continue Reading →

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Mary and Joseph Reflect: Forgiveness

Marriage is tested every single day because of sins we commit and mistakes we make. I wrote about this here using the characters Hinderella and Prince Harming to describe it. Yes, Joe and I have hindered one another's spiritual and personal growth. Yes, we have harmed each other with our words and actions. The only... Continue Reading →

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Politics & Devotion:A hungry nation has voted

I have been thinking recently about how our obsession with politics has eroded the testimony of the church over the past four years. This should be of concern for all those who want to worship Jesus at Christmastime. Though the coming season focuses on his birth, the days leading up to his death are also... Continue Reading →

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Politics & Devotion: Why I am not a one-issue voter

We are in the home stretch of personal and collective debates about which presidential candidate should win our votes and why. Many Christians believe that our faith demands we vote for Republican candidates because of the party’s more restrictive stance on abortion. I have a different approach that is anchored in freedom, not legalistic demands... Continue Reading →

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