Tag Archives: Trust

Joseph as a Model of Trust

I love this story of Joseph. To me, it speaks to his wisdom, to his leadership, to his discipline, and to his trust in the Lord. It provides insight into the decision-making of a man who has been put into … more »

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Missio on Gen. 13: Brown and Barren

He was already old, carrying the promise, his staff, some wealth – that was true – and what? A dream? What was it the LORD had said? “Go? Leave? And I will bless you?” Was that it? It had seemed … more »

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Missio on Self Reliance: Tolstoy on July 2016

 “Vanity! Vanity! And vanity everywhere, even on the brink of the grave, and among men ready to die for the highest convictions. Vanity!”[1] – Leo Tolstoy, “Sevastopol in May 1855” The news headlines from a recent New York Times read: “Blast … more »

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Missio on Self Reliance: Unless the Lord Builds This Next Shift

Psalm 127, at least as I read it, seemed to talk about two different subjects.  First it spoke of the futility of trying to build something or succeed in an endeavor without the Lord having a hand in it. The … more »

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Missio on Self Reliance: Unless the Lord Builds the House (Psalm 127)

The stress of the modern workplace is well documented.  It’s a big ocean out there, and there are lots of things that can eat you really quickly.  Downsizing, acquisitions, an ever-hastening technology cycle…anyone is suddenly vulnerable to being out of … more »

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Missio on Loving the City: The Long Term Promise of Jeremiah 29

It’s a verse that’s written on most Hallmark cards in the religion section, often texted between Christian friends during tough times, and frequently used as an Instagram caption for photos of serene scenery. If more ubiquitous verses exist in American … more »

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Missio on Grumbling: Approaching God

What makes a good leader? I fear that quite often my actions reflect a flawed and immature understanding of this question. My most common error is falling back on the belief that good leaders do everything. Good leaders have it … more »

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Trusting God on Imaginary Tightropes

A little under a year ago, I felt a crippling and ever-present anxiety over where God was calling me after college ended. As I looked into opportunities that were all vastly different from one another – a job at Lloyd’s … more »

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