The Need for Silence

Silence… It is one of the most counter-cultural subjects of our time.  If you do not know what I mean, I wish for one day, your ears could hear what mine do from start to finish. Sometimes silence is interrupted not just by actual noise, but also by the mundane chaos that can drown us.

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God is Bigger than Your Devotional

“God is not an abstract category by which even the Christian understanding of the word can be measured, but he who is called God is the one God, the single God, the sole God.” -Karl Barth “How was your fellowship with the Lord this last week?” [disappointedly] “Well, I only spent about 10 minutes of […]

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Who Can Compare?

No one’s ever said it to me like that before; that it’s a good thing I can’t be like God in every way. It left me buzzing. How can I be called to be Christlike (1 Corinthians 1:11) in every way, and yet in some ways never be like Him? Why is that unattainable by […]

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Stillness Is Not About Zen

I read an article recently that told me I should always feel encouraged by Scripture. That sounds like a great plan, except for the fact that the Word of God is not a book of feel-good stories. In the Old Testament, we see a history of people – real, human people – clumsily, messily working […]

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If you doubt God, you are not alone

7:09 AM: “Dad is having jaw and chest pains. He says they went away now. I wanted to take him to ER.” I was receiving report on patients when I got this message from my mom. My heart sank. I called her immediately. She told me some more scary details: numbness in his left arm, […]

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God is > my Emotions

If you asked me a few months ago how I was doing emotionally, I would have told you I was an emotional train wreck. I felt unseen, forgotten, and not needed by anyone, especially by God.  Although part of me knew these irrational thoughts and feelings were far from God’s truth – it was much […]

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