Tag Archive for: Faith


Seeing Is Believing: From the Eye Witnesses to Us

Is seeing necessary for our faith? Aren’t we supposed to believe without seeing? In last week’s post we explored the words that Jesus said to Thomas, otherwise known as “Doubting Thomas.” Thomas had insisted on seeing his risen…
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Surprised By Grace & Judgment, Isaiah 15-24

Photo by Erik Brolin on Unsplash Are you surprised by God's grace? Not always. We often take his grace for granted. What about his judgment? Does that surprise us? Actually, it shocks us, because we think, like Santa Claus, God will always…

In God We Trust? Ancient Words for Today’s Headlines

  Photo by Dan Dennis on Unsplash   "In God We Trust" is stamped on the back of every coin and dollar bill in my wallet. But it's the $20 on the front that I often trust in more. "We all have control issues," said the preacher…
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Whose Energy? Applying Mark 16

Photo by Randy Milanovic on Unsplash How do you get things done? Recently, I realized that anxiety fuels most of my work. Tornado energy, I call it. What other kind is there? Mark alerted me the other day, "Honey, we're almost out of…

The House that Love Built

Photo by Mathyas Kurmann on Unsplash “Unless the LORD builds the house,” sings the Psalmist. “Unless the LORD builds the house, those who build it labor in vain.” When I was eleven, I watched the walls of our…

Lost Your Job? You Could Be on Holy Ground

Photo by Matt Noble on Unsplash If you lost your job today, how would you respond? Our knee jerk response to any crisis isn’t simply the product of a single moment, but the result of habits formed by many moments. Each…
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Interrupted: How Scripture Prepared Mary to Say Yes

Has your life been interrupted by the quarantine? Are you wondering how you will manage? Join me in finding surprising courage from the life of Mary.

Against Fear: A Treatment Plan for Covid-19

How do we fight against fear while scientists wage war against the Covid-19 virus? Read this guest post by Mark Lauterbach

Mountain Top Experience: Studying Mark 9

Photo by Jonathon Reed on Unsplash   Is the mountain top worth the climb? You bet. Even when it meant a twenty-four hour bus ride from Memphis to Denver to the retreat center. It was summer 1973. I was almost seventeen. I had…