Selling Purple Cloth…for Jesus
Sun, 26 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400

I've learned that the passionate voice inside me (which can sometimes sound like an arrogant twerp) is rarely calling others to greater faithfulness. It's calling me.

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Sat, 25 May 2019 00:00:04 -0400

When I don't fit in with the crowd, or I can't see my way clear, I try to get a better view of Jesus. If Jesus noticed Zacchaeus, surely he notices me, too. 

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Remembering to Praise
Fri, 24 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400

If this is the last day before tomorrow, what else should I be doing but praising God? 

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Thu, 23 May 2019 00:00:03 -0400

Where is the gate of righteousness at our southern border? Who will offer God's protection? How far are the righteous willing to go to care for children? May God help us with answers.

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Seed Investments
Wed, 22 May 2019 00:00:05 -0400

We invest in the gospel by faith, not knowing what or when or if the investment will pay off. Lord of the harvest, free us from the need to see the results of our service and our love.

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With All Your Mind
Tue, 21 May 2019 00:00:04 -0400

Who taught you to love God with all your mind?

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Lazy Sundays are the Worst
Mon, 20 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400

What does it mean to be saved from aimlessness?

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Confusing Christ
Sun, 19 May 2019 00:00:04 -0400

"I would go to church, but I don't like Jesus all that much. He's confusing." I wonder if Jesus would be less confusing, and the church more attractive, if his followers were more committed.

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They Will Know Me by My Love
Sat, 18 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400

God's checklist and my internalized checklist of shame are incompatible. I don't have to fit into rigid boxes to be part of the beloved community.

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Sovereign Submission
Fri, 17 May 2019 00:00:02 -0400

Each sovereign nation must submit itself to the sovereignty of global peace and international justice. It is the only recognition that can save the planet and the people on it.

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Thu, 16 May 2019 00:00:04 -0400

When Christ says, "I'll come in and eat with you," it sounds like a tender pledge. But it's more like a threat: a threat of barrier-breaking intimacy, a threat to disrupt every caste.

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Making Great Bread
Wed, 15 May 2019 00:00:00 -0400

I'm not sure that becoming a new creature is something that gets done once and for all. In fact, I'm pretty sure it doesn't. Becoming a new creature in Christ is a full-time job.

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Just One
Tue, 14 May 2019 00:00:04 -0400

I come from God and will return to God. The psalmist's highest aspiration is to be one sheep in God's flock. Not the best. Not the wooliest. Not the bleat-ing-est. Just one in God's many.

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Make a Joyful Noise!
Mon, 13 May 2019 00:00:02 -0400

What noises accompany the activities that bring you joy? Maybe it's an instrument or voice, the hum of a sewing machine or the rasp of a pencil. Make a joyful noise to the Lord!

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From Guru to Gospel
Sun, 12 May 2019 00:00:01 -0400

Every Christian is called to be a finger pointing to God—whether or not we live out the gospel perfectly. We worship the Creator, not the creature.

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