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Anti-Psalm 23

Anti-Psalm 23

We are taking a closer look at Psalm 23 over several blog posts. In Part 1, we considered two specific questions: In your life, how do you know you need a shepherd? Who or what shepherd do you follow? One of the ways we consider and walk out the life-changing truths...

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The Lord is My Shepherd Part 1

The Lord is My Shepherd Part 1

I have been meditating on Psalm 23 this summer. It is always a blessing when God meets us in fresh ways through a familiar passage. Psalm 23 might be the most well-known passage of Scripture, and yet God has been encouraging my heart as though I had read it for the...

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Never Enough? Or Finite and Faithful?

I despise feeling like a failure. My daughter has a similar aversion. She clenches her fists, cries, screams, or covers her face if she makes a mistake on a math problem or can’t meet some other seemingly trivial expectation. In these moments, her visible responses...

My Pregnant Belly

This is an edited version of a blog that was originally written during a hard season. It is something I return to from time-to-time and seems relevant as I journey through another difficult season. I pray that it will be a blessing to you. When my wife was nine...

From Fear to Faith

Several years ago, we added a new element to our bedtime routine with our kids. Our kids would ask us to “pray for the storm.” Every. Night. It all started with a particularly bad thunderstorm. For the first few nights, we tried to reason with them. “Girls, there...

Should I Stay or Should I Go Now?

My  wife and I both have difficulty making decisions–moving from thought to action. We think about making decisions. We talk about making decisions. But we find it hard to pull the trigger on decisions. What often makes us finally make a decision is when we become...

What Do You Do When You’re Sad?

“Everybody hurts. Everybody cries.” – R.E.M. We generally don’t need much convincing that this world is not the way it’s supposed to be. We encounter the brokenness of this world around every corner. We are over two years into a pandemic. The war in Ukraine is the...