Learning to Be Free

This is the second post in a series about relying on God in a messy world. God doesn’t push us around.  And yet he rules the universe. God is reliable. But things often don’t work out even when we’re counting on God with all our heart. Preachers and theologians and philosophers have given us a…

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Plans, Blueprints and Chessboards

This is the first post in a series about relying on God in a messy world. God gets involved.  He’s not just a spectator, even a passionate one.  God is by our side and has our back. The Creator of heaven and earth, the author of oceans and galaxies, the mover of tides and tectonic…

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There Goes the Neighborhood

This is the fourth post in a series on heaven, hell, and the relentless love of God. Years ago I pitched in with a prison ministry called Kairos.  Several of us would bring guitars into the prison to lead music during worship for inmates. Their favorite song? “I’ll Fly Away” I’m not making this up.…

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It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

This is the third post in the series on heaven, hell, and the relentless love of God. Sometimes I completely lose track of time.  Without quite realizing it, I’ve lost myself in something I love to do. Talking to good friends.  Looking at the night sky or the early morning light. Listening to the tide…

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