Oxen + Crops

In the little yellow-bricked house on Young Street, I developed my first friendships. Before then, I had “friends,” but they were of my mom’s choosing—the daughters of her friends. However, these new friends were of my choosing. They were quite […]

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What You Can Learn From Ruth and Boaz

I’ve been hanging out in the book of Ruth for the last five years and—just gotta say it—I’ve fallen in love with Boaz. Not because he’s handsome, wealthy, strong, or influential, but because he sounds so much like Jesus. He’s […]

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The Beauty of Confession

An apology is a beautiful thing, especially when it’s given to me! But ask me to apologize and I’m just sorry you’re such a sensitive person that what happened hurt you. And I’m sorry you think I did something wrong. […]

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Grace and Freedom

A Love at Bay As I sat behind home plate watching my eight-year-old swing at a wild pitch, my heart was suffocating in my sin. I didn’t want to be at his baseball game, and my struggle to love my […]

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Scare Tactics

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.”  (Hebrews 13:5) The smell of French fries lingered while squeals and laughter filled […]

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Friends That Sharpen

Whether it’s over a steaming mug of dark-roasted coffee, a frilly lunch served at the local sushi restaurant, or a power walk in the wee hours of the morning, my accountability partner and I meet regularly to speak into each […]

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