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The Value of Good Brakes

“Who will not be ruled by the rudder will by the rock be ruled.” -Anonymous Years ago, I was driving home around 4:30am, having spent most of the night at the hospital with a sick daughter and a weary wife. The car was in cruise control mode as we sped along the...

Homeless Man Is My Son

Earlier this year, I registered as a subscriber on Nextdoor, an online local social networking service (think of it like Facebook for your neighborhood). You can use Nextdoor to ask for advice on local businesses and service providers, compare notes on schools in the...

Anger Management

“Be angry but do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger,  and do not make room for the devil.” Ephesians 4:26-27 People get angry over all sorts of issues these days. A professional tennis star recently smacked a ball in anger and hit a line judge in the...

Growing Up

This past week, our family surrounded our youngest daughter and offered up prayers of blessing for her ahead of her move to Seattle, where she has moved for her first post-collegiate job and a whole new life adventure. I felt conflicting emotions tug at each other as...

The Most Difficult Command

[Editor’s note: Today’s guest column, by Landon Saunders, provides for us a gentle but timely invitation to do the difficult work of loving and listening to one another.] “You must understand this, my beloved: let everyone be quick to listen, slow to speak, slow to...

Seeking God’s Leading Through Prayer

John Powell is a Christian author, professor, and speaker. Each morning, as he groggily looks into his mirror, he reads a little sign he has taped there: “What have you got going today, God? I’d like to be a part of it. Thanks for loving me.” This daily exercise...