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How Do You Overcome Fear of Intimacy?


An older gentleman approached me and took the sandwich I offered him. His face bore the familiar red scarring found among those who’d fallen asleep drunk during a Siberian winter. The gray, dull-eyed babushka limped forward for her sandwich. One … Continue reading

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Do You Want to Be Used by God?


Do you want to be used by God? I hope not. What? Don’t you want God to use you for His purposes? Don’t you want Him to use you to bring people to Christ? Don’t you want Him to use … Continue reading

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Do You Need to Drop “the Weight of Christianity”?


On a long road trip, I listened to an audio version of Zorro: A Novel by Isabel Allende. Toward the novel’s end, Zorro’s mother throws off “the weight of Christianity” and returns to her Native American ways. What in Heaven’s … Continue reading

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A Miser’s Conversion


“We’re going to have to spend a lot of money and you’re going to be mad.” Ellen said that to me earlier in the week and she believed it. Why? Because when we spend lots of money, I get nervous … Continue reading

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Nowhere to Go and Nothing to Do


He had … … nowhere to go … … and nothing to do. And imagine this. He was fine with that. Perfectly fine. Imagine. Nowhere to go. Nothing to do. Fine! Curious? … more on Monday.

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A Community Rises from the Rubble


What can a person learn about communityfrom moving a pile of rocks? In early July, I went to Two Rivers, Alaska as a part of a short-term mission team from the Midwest. Our team of 37 worked in cooperation with … Continue reading

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During My Devotions, I Could Have Made a Better Choice


I said, “You’re in my space. You usually don’t get up this early and now you’re invading my quiet time.” I spoke with … … no grace. … no kindness … no loving spirit. … and with pure irritation. Well, … Continue reading

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