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On The Quest for Approval.

Want a productive challenge this week? Count the number of times you try to impress someone with your words, appearance, kindness, or...

God, Please Keep Me Desperate

“I’m sorry, Gary, but you can’t stay. You need a fourth of your tuition. That’s just school policy.” The business manager had given me...

​ What Would You Ask For?

If God were to call you on your cell tonight and say, "I’ve been watching your life, and I want to bless you. You can have anything you...

Because It's Spring

There's something magical about Springtime. Jonquils pushing their way through the moist soil, eager to display their beauty to the...

In a Hurry?

Seems like everyone these days is in a hurry, on the move, "going for it," etc. Being busy seems to be a bit of a status symbol, a claim...

Having a Mid-life Crisis?

Here's his email: I’m a forty-two year old, married, Christian male who is struggling with purposelessness. Though my life is extremely...

When God is Late

I've always been intrigued with the passages in the Bible where it seems like God shows up late. One of the most obvious is when Lazarus...

God Always Has a Well...

I’ve always been intrigued by a verse in the life of Moses--Exodus 2:12. "Glancing this way and that, he killed the Egyptian and buried...

Will You Be A Tree?

Samuel Taylor Coleridge once said that friends are life's "sheltering trees." He's right. If you've ever basked in the shade of a deep...

Give Me The Letter

She came into my office holding a crumpled letter. She stared at the floor for a while, and then said, “I can’t get beyond this. I can’t...