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Beauty

Adulthood is Beautiful

Over the last few years, I’ve thought a lot about a passage from one of my favorite books, Madeleine L’Engle’s A Wind in the Door. I’m not really a sci-fi fan per se, but Madeleine L’Engle (I always call her by her... Continue Reading →

Shout for Joy

  Psalm 100 is a passage of Scripture my dad referred to quite a bit when I was a kid, and it is certainly lovely. My parents went through a parenting phase where they would pay us $1 for every... Continue Reading →

Extravagant Displays of God’s Handiwork

  The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork. Day to day pours out speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. ~ Psalm 19:1-2 One of the saddest things about living in the city... Continue Reading →

The Challenge of Telling Our Stories

  We all tell our stories all the time. Usually, our story-telling is in the context of “here’s what happened to me today.” Sometimes, it’s “my life has become consumed with this hard thing.” Occasionally, it’s “you won’t believe this!”... Continue Reading →

Good Friday

Today is Good Friday, an annual remembrance throughout the Christian world of the death of Jesus. To be honest, I don't often like to think about Jesus' death - I mean really think about it.  I can think about it theologically or in... Continue Reading →

If Music be the Food of Love…

  Given the fact that the fall of humanity has created such tension between men and women, it truly amazes me that people fall in love and get married. When I got married at the age of 35, I thought, "This... Continue Reading →

Beauty is Pain

  So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,... Continue Reading →

The Saddest Day in History

In the last three weeks, I've explored the story of Creation from Genesis 1 and 2: Creation Panoramic, The Garden of Eden, and the up-close-and-personal creation of Adam and Eve. So, we come to Genesis chapter three and four. Remember, there were no chapter/verse divisions in... Continue Reading →

God: the First Boss & the First Matchmaker

In my post on Genesis chapter 1, I wrote about Creation in the panoramic view.  In Genesis chapter 2, we meet our characters more close-up-and-personal.  Chapter 2 is the first installment of the first real story we get in the Bible.  If you have... Continue Reading →

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