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Faith in A Secular Age

Faith in A Secular Age

This is part 4 of 4 in the series “Wondering about the Resurrection” Dave hurried up to me in the church parking lot. You could see from a distance that he was bursting at the seams to tell me something. Initially, I worried that this was about to be one of those...
Where I Get Hope

Where I Get Hope

This essay is Part 2 of 4 in the series “Wondering about the Resurrection” Looking out my office window I noticed a crowd of camo-clad men and women assembling about thirty feet or so from me. Who on earth were these people and what did they want? Eventually it dawned...
A Source of Hope

A Source of Hope

When my mom and I were living in a car, I never had the sense that we were doomed. In part, that’s because my mom simply emanated hope. That woman never gave up. Ever. What I learned from her is that hope is what keeps us going even when the odds are not in our favor....
Seeing for Yourself

Seeing for Yourself

Ruth was hustling her two girls out the door so they wouldn’t be late for school. That’s when she noticed that her pants were too big. Way too big. They kept sliding off her hips. So she cinched up her belt and slid into the minivan. Those sagging pants plagued Ruth’s...
Mending Damaged Things

Mending Damaged Things

After returning from Afghanistan and spending a couple of more years serving at Camp Pendleton, our oldest son Andrew got his discharge papers. He started his transition to civilian life in our home. Both of his younger siblings were still living with us at the time....