Acclaim–> Imitate –> Purpose (February Verse—Psalm 89:14-15)

I love to watch Kali as she watches Disney musicals on TV. She stares transfixed at the screen, studying the princesses’ every word and movement and downloading the details to memory for ...

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An Unmistakable Light (January Verse—1 John 1:5-7)

In the past few months our church’s weekly attendance has begun to outgrow our meeting space (a space that is less than two years old!). It’s a great problem to have, but ...

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Joy to the World! (December Verse—Psalm 96:12-13)

This blog post is coming to you from my living room couch. It’s not my usual writing spot, but my laptop and I have migrated from the office for the month of ...

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Is It Fair? (November Verse—Psalm 96:9-11)

Like nearly everyone who was alive in 2001, I remember the moment the towers fell with pristine clarity. I was putting the finishing touches on my mascara that Tuesday morning when my ...

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Ascribe to the Lord (October Verse—Psalm 96: 5-8)

According to the Pew Research Center, about one third of American adults currently identify as religious “nones”—people who describe themselves as atheists, agnostics, or “nothing in particular” when asked about their religious ...

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Filled Up (September Verse—Psalm 96:1-4)

The average American spends 7 hours and 4 minutes looking at a screen each day. That number is up by about fifty minutes per day since 2013. 1 Americans currently average 6.8 ...

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Discerning Love (August Verse—Philippians 1:9-11)

Since before she could even string together a sentence, our Kali has been a girl of great enthusiasm. I know our daughter doesn’t have a corner on the market of childlike wonder, ...

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Keep Playing (July Verse—Psalm 16:8-9)

In the penultimate episode of Season 3 of Ted Lasso, during a tender scene between a mother and her adult son (also a parent), Dottie Lasso offers up this bit of wisdom: ...

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Boundaries (June Verse—Psalm 16:5-7)

During my first year of motherhood, when we were still living in California, there was a Trader Joe’s a couple of miles from our apartment. Trader Joe’s was not my usual shopping ...

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Freedom From Myself (May Verse—Philippians 2:12-18)

“Have you ever pondered the incredible delight of a negative freedom—not a license to do something, but a freedom from something?” This is a question Dennis Kinlaw poses at the start of ...

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