On Being More Than Just Enough

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I’m lying flat on my back on a yoga mat. It’s purple and pretty, spread out on a flat roof atop a mountain-resort lodge in Colorado -- altitude 7,500 feet. So, I’m out of my territory. Colorado’s my home state, yet the resort is upscale and cool. Plus, everybody around me is younger -- by decades, for some of them. Yoga, meantime, is something I’ve ...

What do over 4.3 million words, 5,448 blog posts, 53 contributors, and 813 guest writers add up to? The answer is ten. Ten years of (in)courage! (Insert party balloons and chocolate cupcakes!) While the numbers are impressive, they don’t begin to truly capture what a decade in this online home has meant. What does it mean to build bridges of ...

The Fight for Freedom

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Have you ever felt so bound up by something that you almost physically couldn't breathe? There are so many things in this world that fight for our attention and affection. They claw and they clamor and they scream at us from every direction. I had a conversation with a young woman not too long ago. We were talking about purity and morals and ...

The Holy Covering of Grace

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As a young believer, I found myself corralling grace into a corner -- by grace I have been saved. Conversion was the theological boundary of grace in my mind.  By it, I was adopted into God's family and granted the future hope of heaven, but surely, the hard work -- the blood, sweat and tears -- of living for Jesus depended on my strength and ...