Feast and Famine

I didn’t have to be around my church for long before realizing that something great is happening there. I have heard it said around the office more times than I could count that the church is in a season of incredible … more »

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Welcome to the Real World

Who decided that I was qualified to be in charge of the language learning of a bunch of elementary schoolers? Or that I could come in and run communications efforts with relative autonomy? Whoever it was, I’m sure they have … more »

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Waves of Grain

  Land is an interesting thing. It’s a blessing, a gift, something that we are tied to. We dwell in it and we work it. Through the land we both are blessed and experience difficulties. In Genesis 13, Lot chose … more »

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Walking the Length and Breadth of the Land

  Two chapters after God forcibly scattered mankind from their congregation around the Tower of Babel, Abram and his kinsmen, Lot, choose not to remain together and to separate from one another. Their parting is amicable; Abram tells Lot, “Please let there … more »

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Grace to Keep Going

As I have grown up, I have come to have a love/hate relationship with Proverbs 31. I love it because it is the infallible word of God. It is useful for “teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness” (2 Timothy … more »

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Proverbs 31: The Bride of Christ

What are you doing, my son?  What are you doing, son of my womb?    What are you doing, son of my vows?  (Prov. 31:2)  The mother in this proverb seems to be imploring her son to live a worthy life: … more »

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Praise for the Proverbs 31 Woman

The “Proverbs 31 woman,” spoken of by many in Christian circles, is described as a woman, “clothed in strength and dignity,” and who “laughs without fear of the future” (NLT). She is precious and trusting, considerate and kind, one to … more »

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An Encouragingly Impossible To-Do List

A quick search of #Proverbs31woman on Instagram yielded a whopping 110,867 posts last time I checked. This collection of posts is a compilation of selfies, fitspiration, and inspiring quotes ranging from “she’s got that whole purpose driven warrior princess save … more »

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Augustine, Speech, and Citizens

As a college student twenty years ago, I fell in love with political philosophy — its questions, its texts, and the quirky, insightful, and intelligent people who have contributed to its wide-ranging conversation. For a time, I even considered pursuing … more »

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Loving Your Neighbor 101

After years of barbarianism and violence in the Promised Land, we finally see a glimpse of hope in the Book of Ruth. If the world had more people like Ruth and Boaz, it might be a better place today.  Ruth … more »

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