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Scrub those dishes.

Category: Kingdom Living

I was doing dishes and trying to clean a transparent mixing dish, scrubbing away as hard as I could and no matter how hard I scrubbed I could not get the chocolate off it. I scrubbed and scrubbed but it just didn't seem to budge. Finally, minutes later, I realized that the chocolate wasn't on...

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Messy

Category: Kingdom Living

“It is really messy.” This is a phrase we repeat in missional community and conversations about it all the time, and it is true. The reality is, we don’t know what we are doing, but we are coming together as a group, with commitment, and trying to figure it out. What is...

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Let Me Tell You about My Security

Category: Kingdom Living

Last time I went home (to my parents' home), a family friend asked me if I was having a hard time making ends meet. The question puzzled me. I’m not sure how to respond, I told them, because sometimes the ends meet, and sometimes they don’t, but I never feel like I’m having a...

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A Prayer for Relationships

Category: Kingdom Living

From time to time I grow cynical about my relationships. They begin to look like death traps, and I find myself grasping for the tools of redemption only to find that there are none available to me. Dating intensifies those fears in my heart. What if I marry this person and we find ourselves...

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Living with Mystery

Category: Kingdom Living

I adore puzzles. Not the jigsaw, 1000 piece kind. I like codes and lock sliders and logic puzzles and tangrams and word puzzles and… well, you get the idea. I even like untangling jewelry and finding the most efficient way to stack cans and boxes on a shelf. When I can’t sleep, I...

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Tags: giving, gifts, generosity, faithfulness

Sowing

Category: Kingdom Living

There’s something in the holding on, the holding fast, the not-letting-go. There’s something to digging in and digging deep and rooting. The anchorman is talking about our neighborhood again.  Time was I’d hear a helicopter and think “Lifeflight.” Now, I...

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Tags: sowing, neighborhood, garden

Nobody Dies Early

Category: Kingdom Living

Matt Chandler had a massive tumor removed from his brain. He may live 5-10 or more years, or he may live 18 months, and no one really can predict it. But consider how he fights to trust and rest in his good and sovereign God:

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