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Home is Where God Places Me

There was a season of my life where I lived about 45 minutes away from everything that I was involved with: work, church, community group, friends’ homes, classes; you name it. During that time, I often spent spare hours between events at coffee shops, libraries, restaurants, or stores.

March 23, 2020
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Limited Sight Made Clear through Christ

Presbyopia. This is the official ophthalmic diagnosis for many people my age who can’t read anything without reading glasses. What I used to see clearly I now strain to see. I’m constantly hunting for one of my many pairs of readers to magnify the text. If only we had spiritual readers to magnify our vision of God! 

March 9, 2020
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Turning Forty: Reflections on Middle Age

Recently I turned the big 4-0! And I have to confess that I feel pretty excited about it. As I have reflected on this, I realized that I have sound biblical reasoning for this general good cheer that I feel about growing older.

March 2, 2020
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The Art of Welcoming: A 3-part Series on the Vision and Practice of Hospitality

Part Three: The Example of Maria Mahalik

Maria Mahalik’s life does not fit in a box, and neither does her heart for hospitality. Widowed young with three small boys, she’s led a life of faith that would leave many of us gasping for air. In the midst of work and parenting and trials and ministry, Maria always makes time for people. Many have walked through the door of her home and found the door to Christ’s home. 

February 24, 2020