Jehovah Rusha: Fastest God in the West

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I sit here in my car before Wednesday night services, listening to birds sing from the pines, and We Are Messengers sing from the speakers. I type with one hand, because I broke the other wrist in two places this weekend. Fun times at Casa de Sipps. All weekend long, I waited for the miraculous…

Leaning Into Community

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September has been lovely, but not long enough. In my quest for contentment, peace, and closeness to Jesus, I embarked on a month of rest. #SabbathSeptember. Limited social media. Holding friends and kids and spouses closer. No to time squashers and yes to snuggles and silly sleepovers. But September’s nearly over and I feel I’ve…

On Manna, Quail, Redemption, And The Long Road Home

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It’s no secret that I talk to God. I’ve told you that before.  Over the past two years, I’ve done a whole lot of talking and praying, seeking and asking. When we first moved from our home, we did so out of necessity. The contract job I held was ending, and there were no jobs…

Stranger Danger, and Other Tales of the Week

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I wish I could tell you that being a Christian means life is always sunshine and roses but I can’t. Sometimes it means you stalk your neighborhood in the worst stranger danger-ish way, and give the death stare to your spouse. In the most loving, Christ-like way. Of course. This week we lost our dog.I…

Better

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I never really had a “word of the year.” You know. That “power word” that is supposed to be your focus word to drive all of your pretty-much-everything for the coming year. Most folks who choose power words tell me they’re chosen sometime around New Year, but like resolutions, are often left on the side…