Tag Archives: Meditation

What Did Mary Know?

I've listened to this Christmas carol at least 30 times this season. I find it gorgeous, and I can't stop thinking about its central question: Watch a beautiful a cappella rendition of a favorite Christmas carol I've pondered the question … Continue reading

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Violent, Imperfect, and Redemptive

I think I saw the question on Facebook shared by one of my irreligious friends. "Why do Christians wear torture devices around their necks?" Why? Because the cross symbolizes Christ's death and resurrection, our freedom from sin and our connection … Continue reading

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He Is Risen Indeed!

It's one of my favorite traditions. Fellow believers greet me on Resurrection Sunday with "He is risen," and I get to respond, "He is risen indeed!" Sonlight student Rebekah R Sometimes I get too focused on the tasks of everyday … Continue reading

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Living Amidst Magic

We've been studying 2 Kings, specifically the life of Elisha the prophet. Shocking, to me, is how many times Elisha does things that borrow from the magical realm of the Ancient Near East (learn more in the IVP Bible Background … Continue reading

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Something Encouraging

I have been mulling for a while about what to blog about. It's only once a month, but still, to try and find something that could possibly be of interest and encouraging to you today...it's harder than you think. (Kudos … Continue reading

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Becoming a Teacher

I am discouraged. In light of recent events, James 3 is tumbling around my mind. "Not many of you should become teachers..." First, and most applicably, I teach a Sunday School class. I have kids with whom I read and … Continue reading

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Listen to the Stories Your Children Tell Themselves

Sarita's post about young adult fiction grabbed me by the collar and threw me against the wall. As my head smacked the metaphorical bricks, something snapped into focus. Words will fail me here, but I felt a wave of sorrow … Continue reading

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