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Stuck and Starbucks Chai

Most folks who know me know that I love Starbucks iced chai.  The deliciousness slides down my throat with such ease, such refreshment!  Milky and sweet, with just a bit of kick at the end.  I’m salivating. It used to... Continue Reading →

He Loves Me!

But now this is what the LORD says, He who created you, o Jacob, He who formed you, o Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are mine.” ~ Isaiah 43:1 Standing... Continue Reading →

Hope in the Midst of Longing

Hope is such a strange thing.  Theoretically, I think of hope as being life-giving, but what it more often feels like is a current agony of waiting.  I can tell you right now that you’ll be seeing frequent thoughts along the themes of... Continue Reading →

Satisfied

I had a delightful conversation with a student today about what it means that Jesus satisfies us.  Does this mean we don't need anything or anyone else?  That we're saying "Jesus is not enough for me if I want a husband, or close... Continue Reading →

The Quest for Community

Community.  It's quite the buzz-word these days.  Everyone wants it, yet no one seems to feel like they have it.  Especially in a city the size and pace of Atlanta, it can be easy to feel lost in the crowd.... Continue Reading →

Singleness and the Church, Part 2

If you haven't read Part 1 of Singleness and the Church yet, please do so before proceeding.  You need context for this.  Otherwise, it may seem harsh. So, how do you as a married (or at least in a serious... Continue Reading →

Singleness and the Church, Part 1

I told my roommate recently that I was planning to write a blog post about singleness.  She asked why.  “Well,” I said, “I just think there’s a lot of purpose for singles.”  “Isn’t that true for married people too?  Why... Continue Reading →

“Hard…But Good”

In Cru, we laugh at how there’s this somewhat standard answer to some questions.  It goes like this: “How was your summer?” “It was hard… but good.” “How was your year?” “Hard… but good.” A while back, I asked a... Continue Reading →

Longings

So for my counseling class, we're reading a book called The Pastor As Minor Poet by Craig Barnes.  It's been refreshing, calling my heart back to the beauty and mystery of knowing God.  I just wanted to share this quote:... Continue Reading →

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